We believe that a love of creativity is innate in all of us. From the objects we use, to the clothes we choose to wear, to what we watch, or listen to, creativity is at the heart of who we are.
The V&A works every day to share the power of creativity – its ability to entertain, enrich our lives, open our minds and change the world.
Our new film takes us on a magical night-time trip around our museum, with an unexpected visitor.
The museum and the mannequin
Created with Director Georgia Hudson, the film tells the story of a mannequin encountering incredible art, design and performance inside the museum's iconic London site. From fashion and jewellery to photography and sculpture, it's the boundless creativity within the museum walls that brings our hero to life.
As the mannequin dances through our galleries to a haunting soundtrack, they meet other dancers along the way, gathering energy and momentum as they move together through the museum at night. Georgia Hudson's filmmaking is known for interrogating themes of identity, self-expression and youth culture. For this production, she is joined by Oscar-nominated cinematographer Seamus McGarvey as Director of Photography.
The film features original choreography by lead dancer Max Cookward (BBC Young Dancer 2019, Contemporary Finalist) assisted by Magnus Westwell, dance by Tania Dimbelolo, Iona McGuire, Pierre-Antoine Bardot and Emma Belabed, and an original soundtrack by Fredwave.
Explore the museum for yourself
Looking for creative inspiration? Come to the V&A's iconic South Kensington site in London to explore our collections, visit ground breaking fashion exhibitions like Fashioning Masculinities and (upcoming) Africa Fashion, or experience a V&A Friday Late.
Explore the V&A Collections
Find out more about the objects and galleries featured in the film:
- Discover the story behind Kehinde Wiley's Portrait of Melissa Thompson
- Take a closer look at the Ardabil Carpet, the world's oldest dated carpet
- Explore our Cast collection, featuring spectacular reproductions of Michelangelo’s David and Trajan's Column
- Delve into our Sculpture collection dating from the 4th century
- See our dazzling Jewellery collection, from bronze age to contemporary designs
- Dive deeper into the history of the kimono
- Take a look at our world class Photography collection, started in 1852
- Find out more about Virgil Abloh's Sculpture Bag