Friday, August 19, 2005

Screenings2

Further showing for the new work include the Final Cut Winter Seasons Screenings at the Marlborough Theatre, Brighton on August 25th for Magical Thinking, and the Super Shorts Film Festival in London in early September for Knotwork. Fleeting is also being shown in Brighton on September 21st.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Scratch

'A video camera can be used like a visual scratchpad. This could revolutionize dancemaking.'
Francis Sparshott

Series of stills from Scratch:



To view the piece click here.

Shooting Footnotes:
Filmed in two separate sessions in late June and early July in the gym at Trent Park, including a task involving falling and catching weight, which generated the series of stills shown above. Performers are Dominique Bulgin and Isobel Cohen.

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Still

'Dance is movement, and its opposite, in time and space.'
Merce Cunningham

Series of stills from Still:



To view the piece click here.

Shooting Footnotes:
Filmed at Trent Park in early July. I set the dancers a very minimalist movement task, concentrating framing on heads and upper body. The sequence of nine stills, shown above, captured the essence of the improvisation, and became the piece itself. Peformers are Dominique Bulgin and Isobel Cohen.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Threshold State

'...everything is becoming.'
Maxine Sheets-Johnstone and David. B. Richardson

Selection of stills from Threshold State:



To view ths piece click here.

Shooting Footnotes:
Filmed in the gym at Trent Park in late June, making use of the pattern of sunlight on the walls and floor, which gradually shifted over the course of the eight minute improvisation. My normal improvising speed generally needs to be slowed down post-production, but not in this case.