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Dansons la Chaconne

In 1942, acclaimed American dancer / choreographer José Limón created a new piece set to J.S. Bach’s Chaconne from the Partita No. 2 in D Minor for solo violin. Now an integral part of the repertory of his namesake company, earlier this year the ensemble teamed up with WQXR and violinist Johnny Gandelsman for this gorgeous video, shot in the Limón Dance Company’s Harlem rehearsal space.

Baby, You Knock Me Out

It's Always Fair Weather is a 1955 MGM musical satire scripted by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, who also wrote the show's lyrics, with music by André Previn and starring Gene KellyDan DaileyCyd CharisseDolores Gray, and dancer/choreographer Michael Kidd in his first film acting role.

The film, co-directed by Kelly and Stanley Donen, was made in CinemaScope and Eastmancolor. Although well received critically at the time, it was not a commercial success, and is widely regarded as the last of the major MGM dance oriented musicals. In recent years it has been recognized as a seminal film because of the inventiveness of its dance routines.

It's Always Fair Weather is noted for its downbeat theme, which may have hurt it at the box office, and has been called a rare "cynical musical".

Inframen

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To be a dancer is to work your body to the breaking point. In the project Inframen, Nir Arieli creates a series of portraits using an infrared technique that reveals blemishes that lie under the dancer's abused skin, like scars, stretch marks, sun damage, etc. Like a form of voyeurism, this photographic process strips away the dancer's outer shell, exposing hidden flaws. In Inframen, the surface of the skin becomes a metaphor for the dancer's interiority.

Com uns diazitos de atraso.

ICCARRE World AIDS Day (4min) from Blanca Li on Vimeo.

https://www.iccarre.net/

Director and choreopgraphy Blanca Li
with Tilda Swinton
and the dancers from the Blanca Li Dance Company : Slate Hemedi, Alexandra Jezouin, Julien Gaillac, Joseph Gebrael

Special thanks to Nick Cave for the music Love Letter
Creative director Jerry Stafford
Wardrobe Susan Lu
Hair Nounzio Carbone
Makeup Karim Rahman

Set Studio Calentito 134

Production company UTURN Première Heure
executive producer Elisabeth Fabri
editor Mario Battistel
color garding Sylvain Canaux
Post production Saint Louis / Première Heure - Louis Arcelin

Coordination Christine Bergstrom

Love Letter
performed by Nick Cave and the bad seeds
written by Nick Cave
published by Mute Songs Ltd
courtesy of Mute Records Ltd/ BMG rights management
Thank you to all the people that made this film possible
Richard Cross / Association Les Amis d'Iccarre / Maria Cornejo (ZERO collection) Lina Audi (LIWAN collection) / Studio Calentito 134, Hamilton Hodell, Catherine Miran, Haley Lim, Atelier 68, BMG Company, St Louis Post House, Schmooze.

 

From i-D magazine:

You probably aren’t aware of ICCARRE and Dr Leibowich, the French immunologist at the forefront of a series of trials looking at the effects of reducing HIV medication in the treatment of patients. In English, the name ICCARRE translates as “taken in short cycles, anti-retrovirals remain effective.” During two clinical trials involving 94 patients taking the standard “triple cocktail” combination of drugs, seven days a week, Dr Leibowitch reduced their treatment plan to just four days a week with 100% success rate. The relief of both the psychological and the physical consequences of daily medication is immeasurable.

Isola

ISOLA from Neels Castillon on Vimeo.

* For a better experience play this film in 4K and use headphones.
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' Every time I go back to Sardinia to visit my family, I see this abandoned building in front of the sea. I felt it was the perfect place for Léo Walk and his choreographic imagination to perform, surrounded by the ruins, the surreal light of the costa verde and the intense voice of Mercedes Sosa. It creates this subtle feeling between vitality and melancholy that I wanted to express in this film. Sit back and enjoy! '
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FR ☞ http://www.konbini.com/fr/inspiration-2/isola-quand-la-danse-mele-avec-brio-modernite-et-melancolie/

ENG ☞ http://www.c-heads.com/2017/11/03/isola-a-short-dance-film-between-vitality-and-melancholy/

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Behind The Scenes ☞ https://vimeo.com/238974509
Shot in Todd AO anamorphics + Red Helium 8K.
Sardinia, September, 2017.
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Dancer: Léo Walk
Director: Neels Castillon
Cinematographer: Eric Blanckaert
1st AC: Kevin Rosé
1st AD: Sébastien Rouquet
BTS Video: Thibaut Koralewski
Location Manager: Alessandro Usai
Production Company: http://motionpalace.tv
Executive Producer: Ariane Cornic
Producer: Marie-Gabrielle Glock
Production Coordinator: Sandrine Laveau
Post-production: Mikros Image
Colourist: Sébastien Mingam
VFX: Anthony Lassus
Operations manager: Nicolas Daniel
Sound Production: Benzene
Sound Design: Loic Cavenet
Sound mix: Hugo Escuriol
Camera & Lenses: RVZ
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SPECIAL THANKS to Angèle Van Laeken, Lucie Delaye, Thomas Pallas, Samuel Renollet, Frédéric Lombardo, Cédric Dauch, J.M Weston, Franca Usai, B&B La Magnolia, Jean-Lin Roig, Adrien Kamir, Maja Unrug, Alberto Porcedda.
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MUSIC
"Alfonsina Y El Mar"
Performed by Mercedes Sosa
(P) 1988 PolyGram Discos S.A
Courtesy of Universal Music Publishing Films & TV
Lyrics & Music by Ariel Ramirez and Falucho Luna
© Editorial Lagos
Courtesy of Warner Chappell Music France

Ode to my Bitchface

Ode to my Bitchface (dance) from We:R Performance Collective on Vimeo.

"Resting Bitchface, they call you. But there is nothing 'restful' about you..."
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Our latest work 'Ode to my Bitchface' is a dance film we made in reaction to the amazing fierceness of Olivia Gatwood's poem of the same name. Beautifully delivered by Olivia in a live performance, we felt like we had to dance the chills out of our bodies as soon as we saw her original video.
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Shot & edited by our wonderful friend and collaborator Tim Davis (http://timdavis.me)
Poem written and read by Olivia Gatwood (http://www.oliviagatwood.com)
Choreography & performance by Rebecca Björling & Rebecca Rosier for We:R Performance Collective
Shot at Tegelscenen

The Hardest Button to Button

An extract from Wayne McGregor's Chroma, featuring Laura Morera and Eric Underwood dancing to The Hardest Button to Button by The White Stripes. Find out more at http://www.roh.org.uk/chroma


Wayne McGregor's Chroma explores the drama of the human body and its ability to communicate extremes of thought and emotion. The score, drawn from original music by Joby Talbot and his arrangements of music by American rock band The White Stripes, is combined with stark, minimalist designs by architect John Pawson. Against this backdrop is set the inventive and energy-driven choreography of McGregor. Chroma had its premiere in 2006 at the Royal Opera House and in 2007 received an Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production.