Film is movement, liberating the frozen image through vital rhythms. For their part, dance films represent an exponential flowering of movement: the narration also grabs hold of the beholders' bodies. One yearns to join in! The dancefloor of a ballet house becomes a white stage for a passionate homage, while a performance in a Berlin shop window serves as an instance of cultural critique. When wars allow a boy in Chad to give powerful expression to his story, great cinema is the result. Finally, the notorious crystal ball serves as a space for reflection of and on personal identity, an identity in motion.
Triggerwarning: racism, war
(LA)HORDE Ballet National de Marseille // France, United States // 2022 // 08:12 min
Experimental, Live Action
Electronic-music artist Rone, avant-garde dance collective (La)Horde and filmmaker Spike Jonze team up to bring the fine art museum at Marseille's Palais Longchamp to new life at night, in the scope of a ghostly choreography.
Jessica Wright / Morgann Runacre-Temple // England // 2021 // 14:04 min
When legendary ballerina Marie Taglioni, the first woman to dance on her tiptoes, went into retirement, her ballet slippers were bought by a fan, cooked at a lavish dinner party and served to guests.