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“Haud Close Tae Me”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Eve McConnachie (2018)

“Haud Close Tae Me” is a Cinematic Poem Dance Short Film For Scottish Ballet Directed By Eve McConnachie.

Directed by: Eve McConnachie

Haud Close Tae Me Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Eve McConnachie 2018
Director of Photography: Michael Sherrington and Nick Aiton
Producer: Charlotte Gross for Scottish Ballet
Choreographer: Christopher Hampson
Sountrack: Alex Menzies

Poem by: Jackie Kay

Dancers: Jill Ferguson and Mia Thompson

Haud Close Tae Me Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Eve McConnachie 2018

“A short dance film examining the connection between our younger and older selves.

Created for Scottish Ballet, this short features professional ballerina Mia Thompson and 65-year-old dancer Jill Ferguson. Choreographed by Scottish Ballet’s Artistic Director Christopher Hampson, the film is inspired by a specially commissioned poem by the Scottish Makar Jackie Kay, who narrates, accompanied by Alex Menzies’ music.”

Haud Close Tae Me Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Eve McConnachie 2018

“Pas De Deux” by Jackie Kay

Would you take haud o’ me,
Take haud o’ me
Haud me in your airms and birl me aroon?
Would you haud close tae me
Haud close tae me
Lift me up and put me doon?

I’ll let go o’ you,
Let go o’ you
Turn you roon an’ set you free
You’re one step away
Two away frae me
A pas de chat, a pas de deux.

Would you run aff wey me
Run awa wey me
Tak my haunds and lead me astray?
Would you hae a word wey me,
Hae a word wey me,
Tell me: yesterday’s no the day?

I’ll keep time wey you,
Bide close tae you
Yer body’s memory, fu o’ story,
Step by step we go – chassé, plié…
In your foot, your toe:
You’re a magnificent glory.

Would you please follow me?
Still shadow me
Until night becomes day?
Keep up wey me
Pas marché or brisé volé?
Until the river meets the sea?

I’ll pace time with you,
Keep faith with you
Up the banks and over the brae
Until the moon draps tae the sea.
I’ll be your bridge, be your gateway
Till you are me and I am ye.

Would you let go o’ me,
Things have sapped and ebbed away.
Would you let go o’ me,
Let go o’ me
The words have slid back tae sea.
Who are ye? Who’s me? Who’s me?

I’ll dance the night away
Step by step away
You go; I’ll follow
Don’t worry now: don’t go away.
It all begins and ends with a demi plié!
Till I am you and you are me!

Are you dancing, you say; you say
Are you tomorrow?
Are you asking – what will you borrow?
The day just yesterday.
The nights dancing into the day.
The moon’s dancing into the sea.

Haud Close Tae Me Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Eve McConnachie 2018

Website: https://www.evemcconnachie.co.uk/


“Statures Of Gods”: A Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Arthur Valverde (2017)

“Statures Of Gods” is a Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed By Arthur Valverde.

Directed and Edited by: Arthur Valverde

Statures of Gods Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Arthur Valverde 2017

Director of Photography: Michel Taburiaux
Phantom Operator: Thomas Briant MacGregor
Music By: Tony Anderson (“All Is Not Lost”)
Sound Design by: Arvids Saulitis

Statures of Gods Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Arthur Valverde 2017

Dancers: Victoria Dauberville, Thomas Docquir and Paul Marque

Statures of Gods Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Arthur Valverde 2017

“Statures of Gods is an exploration of the art of movement; either sculpted or through the expression of dance. When the statues of Paris become one with three ballet dancers, captured frozen in jumping movement, truth is found in the shared reach for beauty.

Starring Victoria Dauberville, Thomas Docquir et Paul Marque from the Opera National de Paris.”

Statures of Gods Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Arthur Valverde 2017

Website: http://www.arthurvalverde.com/

“Letter”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Written And Directed By Alexandra Chukhnenko (2017)

“Letter” is a Cinematic Poem Performing Arts Short Film Directed By Alexandra Chukhnenko.

Written and Directed by:  Alexandra Chukhnenko


Cinematography, Editing and Sound by: Dmitry Tskhay
Executive Producer:  Anton Mishenko
1AC: Fedor Yashkin
Starring: Keyko Lee
Music by: Pavel Ivanov (Producer) and Sergey Uzhakin
Sound Design: Qbsound Studio
Narrated by: Richard Wayne
Color by: Konstantin Kuchin


Website:  https://vk.com/alexandrachukhnenko

“Hoosier Quilt”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed By Jason Drake & Lexi Hiland (2017)

“Hoosier Quilt” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film For The Indiana Arts Commission Featuring Poem By Shari Wagner Directed By Jason Drake &  Lexi Hiland.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Jason Drake and Lexi Hiland


Production Company: ThinkAhead Studios
Creative Consultant: Lewis Ricci
Executive Producer: Trevor Yager
Producers: Jason Drake and Lexi Hiland
Cinematography: Lexi Hiland, Matt McMahon, and Jason Drake
Audio: Andy Choka
Motion Graphics & VFX:Jake Thomas, Jake Myers, Jeremy Albert, and Justin Zurawski

Composer: Timothy Carlos
Musicians: Natalie Cole violin; Logan Jones viola; Kim Busic cello; and Carol Weirich piano
Painter: Jerry Karwowski
Guitarist: Frank Steans
Pianists: Lexi Hiland
Wanderer: Matt McMahon
Dancer: Emilia Floody
Quilter: Daren Redman
Additional Footage: Indiana Dept. of Tourim Development


“To celebrate its 50th Anniversary, the Indiana Arts Commission wanted to showcase its rich history of pushing the arts scene forward. This film captures the essence of local artists’ creative processes as Indiana’s Poetry Out Loud winner voices one of the Indiana Poet Laureate’s poems.”

Narrated by: Grace Milligan

“Hoosier Quilt” by Shari Wagner (Excerpt)

We take our fabric from the
Field that Lincoln plowed;
The same earthmound builders aligned
With the movement of stars.
We choose our colors from the trees
As they traveled toward winter…


Website: http://www.throughthesycamores.com/



“Salvi Harps”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo Directed By Alexandra Chukhnenko (2016)

“Salvi Harps” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Featuring Harpist Alexander “Sasha” Boldachev Directed By Alexandra Chukhnenko.

Directed by:  Alexandra Chukhnenko
Director of Photography:  Dmitriy Tskhay


Harpist: Sasha Boldachev


Dancers: German Shnaider / Sonya Alexandrova

Сhoreographer: German Shnaider

Sound Design: Enrico Sabena
1AC:  Elisey Gladnikov
Focus puller: Nikita Kotov
Gaffer:  Ilya Smirnov
Stylist:  Sergey Gilderman
MUAH: Vika Semenchina


Websites: https://vk.com/alexandrachukhnenko



“Your Verse”: A Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film For Bloch Directed By Jes Bickhart (2016)

“Your Verse”: A Cinematic Poem Promotional Dance Short Film For Bloch Directed By Jes Bickhart.

Directed by:  Jes Bickhart


Lead Dancer: Katherine Cowgill
Dancers: Avi Adams, Bianca Bulle, Alexandra Hughes, and Sam Akins
Narrator: Victoria Atkin
Director of Photography: Charlie Balch
1st AC: Dustin Miller
Hair: Joe Espinoza
Makeup: Raquel Grijalva
Editor: Rob Stiles
Original Music: CM French
Sound Edit and Mix: Kami Asgar & 424 Post inc.
Colorist: Mark Todd Osborne


“Bloch is one of the leading international brands in ballet. With over 90 years of dedication to artists, we set out to create a work that honored this legacy and commitment to the preservation of the arts. With a 35mm film grant from the Kodak Motion Picture Film group, we focused on the introspective loneliness and poetic nature of ballet set against the words of Robin Williams to his students in the film ‘Dead Poet’s Society’ ”

“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. So medicine, law, business, engineering… these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love… these are what we stay alive for.”  


Website: http://www.jesbickhart.com/



“Elise”: A Cinematic Performing Arts Short Film By Jared Fadel (2016)

“Elise” is a Cinematic Performing Arts Short Film Featuring Dancer Elise Monson Directed by Jared Fadel.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Jared Fadel

Elise Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Featuring Dancer Elise Monson Directed by Jared Fadel in 2016

Dancer:  Elise Monson
Music by:  Chad Lawson (“Ballade in C Minor”)

Elise Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Featuring Dancer Elise Monson Directed by Jared Fadel 2016

“An evening with Elise Monson at the Creative Arts Dance Studio.”

Elise Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Jared Fadel in 2016

Website:  http://www.jaredfadel.com/

“Lost In Motion II”: A Cinematic Creative Dance Short Film Directed By Ben Shirinian (2013)

“Lost In Motion II” is a Cinematic Creative Dance Short Film featuring music by Leonard Cohen directed by Ben Shirinian.

Directed by:  Ben Shirinian

Choreographer: Guillaume Côté
Dancer: Heather Ogden
Original Story: Ben Shirinian, Guillaume Côté
Producers: Nick Sorbara, Leslie Aimée Gottlieb
Director of Photography: Jeremy Benning, csc
Production Company: Krystal Levy Pictures, AnyMotion
Editor: Jon Devries, School Editing
VFX: Crush
Colour: REDLAB
Music: “Avalanche” Performed by Leonard Cohen Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc.

Director Ben Shirinian and Choreographer/Dancer Guillaume Côté expose the emotion of performance in an entrancing sequel, produced in association with Bravo!FACT and The National Ballet of Canada.

After the success of his 2012 short film Lost in Motion, Director Ben Shirinian has reunited with Choreographer/Dancer Guillaume Côté for a powerful new follow-up film exploring the state of mind of an artist.

While the original examined the feelings of isolation experienced by an artist before going on stage, Lost in Motion II develops the narrative by delving deeper into the spectrum of emotions felt by a performer. Produced by Krystal Levy Pictures, the film combines original choreography, stylized art direction and seamless VFX to visually interpret the experience of an artist baring their soul on stage.

Watch “Lost In Motion”:

Website:  http://www.krystal-levy.com/

“Ballerina”: A Cinematic Nike Russia “Dance Off” Commercial Featuring Endless Noise Remix (2009)

“Ballerina” is a cinematic Nike Russia dance commercial featuring “Endless Noise” remix of Alexander Borodin composition.

Produced by:  Nike JDI Russia

Music by:  Alexander Borodin  (“Polovtsian Dances”), remix by Endless Noise.

Out of the recent Nike JDI Russia commercials for TV and cinema came this long extended remix of the dancer section. The commercial shows a russian ballerina and a funky hip hop dancer, ‘dancing off’ in a huge hall with sunlight flooding in from huge windows.

As the graceful ballerina pirouettes and plies her way around the dance floor topping it off with a grand jete. Her adversary responds with some breakdance action body popping and funky hip hop moves. The two finally reach a happy medium and their routines end in unison.

Website:  http://www.nike.com/ru/ru_ru/

“NEW BEGINNINGS”: A Cinematic Promotional Short Film Featuring New York City Ballet Directed By Davi Russo (2013)

“NEW BEGINNINGS” is a cinematic promotional short film for the
New York City Ballet productions that opened on September 12, 2013. Filmed at sunrise on the 57th floor of 4WTC in lower Manhattan, this short film directed by Davi Russo captures an extraordinary and moving performance of Christopher Wheeldon’s “After the Rain”.

Directed by:  Davi Russo

Music Composed by:  Avro Part (“Spiegel Im Spiegel”)

Choreography by:  Christopher Wheeldon (“After the Rain”)

NEW BEGINNINGS NYC Ballet Cinematic Short Film 2013

Dancers:   Maria Kowroski &  Ask la Cour

Edited by Tim Zeigler
Produced by Radical Media
Executive Produced by Gregg Carlesimo
Executive Produced by Maya Brewster
Produced by Logan Luchsinger

It is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, and a tribute to the future of the city that New York City Ballet calls home. #newbeginnings

Developed in collaboration with DDB New York
© 2013 New York City Ballet, Inc.