(v.) to leap or skip, especially in an emotional manner. is a film about the making of a dance.
Part documentary, the film follows acclaimed dancer Theo Clinkard as he embarks on creating a dance without a choreographer, for the very first time. Filmmaker Mariko Montpetit (Complicite) captures this process and provides additional composition in her edit; redirecting and revealing the movement language he creates, whilst composer Jules Maxwell crafts an original score for the film, featuring the voice of Leni Manoff.
Numerous studios become the initial backdrop as we witness the performer exploring and testing the place where creating movement and choreography meet. Like small clues, intimate camera work reveals details of an artist immersed in the search for his next move. Thrust into a second panoramic world, reminiscent of a stadium at night, we see space itself become a second character. Like an unwritten page, a grass green floor provides an expansive terrain for the lone dancer in motion, as he leaps and falls into the volume with infectious abandon in a dance that simply has to be done.
The film was created for 62C at The South Bank Centre and has since been screened at (not) simply dancing at Greenwich Dance, Dance, Camera, Action at Cornwall Film Festival, 4x4: coastal route at The Point, Eastleigh and Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile.
Created by Theo Clinkard and Mariko Montpetit
Produced and performed by Theo Clinkard
Filmed and edited by Mariko Montpetit
Music by Jules Maxwell
Lighting by Richard Garfield
For technical information contact
email@example.com 07951 042328
Duration : 14'36''
WIDESCREEN 16:9 PAL
You are viewing the text version of this site.
Need help? check the requirements page.