Flying High, Longlist - Choreography

Sergei Polunin x Anton Corbijn, In Your Room

Anton Corbijn


Sergei Polunin’s music video performance for Depeche Mode’s ‘In Your Room’, directed by Anton Corbijn. It is an exclusive extract from the forthcoming feature documentary DANCER II, the recently announced sequel to the critically-acclaimed 2016 film Dancer.

Anton Corbijn is a Dutch photographer, music video director, and film director. He is the creative director behind the visual output of Depeche Mode and U2, having handled the principal promotion and sleeve photography for both bands over three decades. Some of his works include music videos for Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence" (1990), U2's "One" (version 1) (1991), Bryan Adams' "Do I Have to Say the Words?", Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box" (1993) and Coldplay's "Talk" (2005) and "Viva la Vida" (2008), as well as the Ian Curtis biographical film Control (2007), The American (2010), and A Most Wanted Man (2014), based on John le Carré's 2008 novel of the same name. His attention to detail is second to none and his work is largely shaped by strong performance and gorgeous visuals that really elevate their tone and energy. He has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood and has transitioned his music video skill sets and talent for photography into both commercial and feature film directing. Having spent his life in and around the world of music alongside some of the biggest bands and public figures there’s not much that he hasn’t seen. His calm manner and dry sense of humour has seen him become a trusted confidante and creative ally to many. Since joining Merman, his feature film documentary SPIRITS In the Forest - following the lives of some of Depeche Mode's biggest fans around the world before an epic concert bringing them all together - has been released to critical acclaim. On top of this he has shot an YSL commercial with Merman featuring Lenny Kravitz as well as a dance inspired performance piece with the bad boy of Russian ballet, Sergei Polunin.