New Earth

Inspired by their own careers, Pascal Johnson and Clara Superfine sought to explore the emotions they encountered when leaving the ballet industry for the open waters of, whatever comes next. At various stages, fear, anxiety, anger, numbness, joy and liberation wove and overlapped with their counterpart, yet at other points, stood solitary in their own gravity. The creatives found land-art in the Dutch countryside that became integral to their vision, at once framing and freeing the storyline. In collaboration with incredible artists, Pascal and Clara are proud to present, New Earth.

Credits / Collaborators / Cast

Directed and Produced by: Pascal Johnson and Clara Superfine
Director of Photography: Natasha Duursma
Performance: Clara Superfine
Original Score: Erland Cooper
Choreography Pascal Johnson and Clara Superfine
Editor: Lorna Searl #cutatTrim
Costume and Styling:Joline Kwakkenbos and Britt Liberg
Grade: Tim Smith
First AC: Kasper Stegeman
Second AC: Berta Banacloche
Production Assistants: Sem Sjouke & James Stout
BTS Photography: Dauphine Rosalie
Supported by: Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst

The story behind the film

This project was a passion project for director’s Pascal Johnson and Clara Superfine. In this project we sought to research and process are departures from the performance world.

New Earth fulfills that need for self expression and tells a story we believe all artists can relate to.

Directors Bio’s

Pascal Johnson is an ex-ballet dancer turned Producer/Director. He has danced for the last 10 years in international ballet companies such as Scottish Ballet and Dutch National Ballet. He combines movement direction, producing alongside working on his own projects and artistic practice.

Clara Superfine is a former professional dancer using her experience in the field to inform her research in dance advocacy and creative ambitions and social justice work. She is pursuing a masters degree from the University of Arts London in Arts and Cultural Enterprise. As an artist-activist, she leads and collaborates with organisations fighting injustice in dance spaces and breathes new life into artistic projects across a wide range of disciplines.


Genre: Dance / Expermental
Country: Netherlands
Language: English
Length in minutes: 7.02
YEAR: 2024