“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
“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.”
“Elise” is a Cinematic Performing Arts Short Film Featuring Dancer Elise Monson Directed by Jared Fadel.
Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Jared Fadel
Dancer: Elise Monson
Music by: Chad Lawson (“Ballade in C Minor”)
“An evening with Elise Monson at the Creative Arts Dance Studio.”
“Light” is a Cinematic Creative Short Film Directed by Patryk Kizny.
Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Patryk Kizny
Music by: Mat Zdziebko
Dancer: Emilia Zawalińska
Makeup & Stylist: Klaudia Pytlarz
Hair stylist: Remigiusz Kubisiak
Milky Way Image Courtesy of: Serge Brunier, ESO
Sounds of Space: Courtesy of NASA
“The first exoplanet was discovered in 1992 by Prof. Aleksander Wolszczan.
Until today, we have confirmed existence of over 2000 planets in our galaxy. One in five Sun-like stars have an Earth-like planet in its habitable zone so there’s about 11 billion Earth-like planets in our galaxy.
Whatever you imagined, might take place on one of them.
Light combines imagery of an alien planet with dance performance interwoven in a minimalistic narrative form to convey the notion of light as a primary origin of all life in the Universe.”
“Life Is A Dance” is a Cinematic Poem Creative Short Film Directed By Sebastian Linda.
Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Sebastian Linda
Sound Design: Bony Stoev
Drone & Assistance: Steffen Krones
Still Photography by: Erik Gross
Technical Support: DJI – GLOBE FLIGHT – ATOMOS
Music by: Tony Anderson (“Zero Gravity”), Parade of Lights (“Only Human – Instrumental”), Chad Lawson (“She”) and Music Bed.
Narrated by: Ed Ward
“With your heartbeat the rythm of your life begins. It’s an endless playing song. But they tell you not to listen. They tell you to ignore. But now you know their promises were a lie. You rise up to move and dance to the sky.”
“Heron’s Dance” is a Cinematic Short Film In Valledoria, Sardinia filmed and directed By Hans Leysieffer.
Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Hans Leysieffer
Music Composed by: Ludovico Einaudi (“In un’altra vita”)
“This early October I was lucky enough to shoot a pure white heron ‘dancing’ in the smooth morning light in the Coghinas river delta around Valledoria in Sardegna.
“I learnt that these amazing beautiful birds perform this ‘dance’ to bring up fish in the shallow water.”
“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
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”:
“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.
“Piano Works 13” is a cinematic experimental short film featuring four dance styles directed by Julien Martorell.
Directed by: Julien Martorell
Edited by: Alex Tissot
DOP: Raphael Bauche
Music composed by: Polerik Rouviere
Produced by: onirim.com
Official Selection ÉCU 2013, European Experimental Film
Choregraphy program Mecal International Short Film Festival
Official Selection Dance and Media Japan International VideoDance Festival 2013
Pianoworks 13 is a short movie, which combines live action and motion design. Over an original soundtrack played by Polerik Rouviere, four dancers perform different styles (break dance, new style, popping). The film illustrates the link between body, instrument and instrumentalist. The moves give birth to a sort of calligraphic language which is a representation of the moves themselves.
“Sonnet 44” is a cinematic experimental short film of dance, poetry, music & motion graphics, featuring words of William Shakespeare, filmed and directed by Thomas Freundlich.
Filmed and Directed by: Thomas Freundlich
Produced by: Lumikinos Production & Art Slow
Camera: Eero Heinonen
Music by: Egidija Medekšaitė
“Sonnet 44” by William Shakespeare
“If the dull substance of my flesh were thought,
Injurious distance should not stop my way;
For then despite of space I would be brought,
From limits far remote where thou dost stay.
No matter then although my foot did stand
Upon the farthest earth removed from thee;
For nimble thought can jump both sea and land
As soon as think the place where he would be.
But ah! thought kills me that I am not thought,
To leap large lengths of miles when thou art gone,
But that so much of earth and water wrought
I must attend time’s leisure with my moan,
Receiving nought by elements so slow
But heavy tears, badges of either’s woe.”
Filmed in Helsinki, Finland