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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/

https://www.scottishballet.co.uk/event/short-film

“Serenity”: A Cinematic Poem Performance Short Film Directed By Vincent DiFrancesco (2018)

“Serenity” is a Cinematic Poem Music Performance Short Film Featuring Poet Edward Rowland Sills Directed By Vincent DiFrancesco.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Vincent DiFrancesco

Serenity Cinematic Poem Performance Short Film Directed by Vincent DiFrancesco 2018

Performance by: Hannah Williamson
Original Music by: Vincent DiFrancesco
Narrated by: Thomas Dunbar

Serenity Cinematic Poem Performance Short Film Directed by Vincent DiFrancesco 2018

“Serenity” by Edward Rowland Sills

Brook,
Be still,—be still!
Midnight’s arch is broken
In thy ceaseless ripples.
Dark and cold below them
Runs the troubled water,—
Only on its bosom,
Shimmering and trembling,
Doth the glinted star-shine
                  Sparkle and cease.

                  Life,
Be still,—be still!
Boundless truth is shattered
On thy hurrying current.
Rest, with face uplifted,
Calm, serenely quiet;
Drink the deathless beauty—
Thrills of love and wonder
Sinking, shining, star-like;
Till the mirrored heaven
Hollow down within thee
Holy deeps unfathomed,
Where far thoughts go floating,
And low voices wander
              Whispering peace.

Serenity Cinematic Poem Performance Short Film Directed by Vincent DiFrancesco 2018

Website: https://vimeo.com/user36704740

“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/

“Welcome”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Written By Paul Haworth Directed By Ben Marshall (2017)

“Welcome”is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Written By Poet Paul Haworth For the Barbican Centre’s 35th Anniversary Directed By Ben Marshall.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Ben Marshall

Written, Performed and Narrated by: Paul Haworth
Music by: Tom Rosenthal
Produced by: Rachel Williams
Commissioned by: The Barbican Centre

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Actors: Simon Lyshon (Hero Host), Adam Bellamy and Sheri Sadd (Conservatory Couple),  and Zina Ramzi Noor (Artist).

“Welcome.
I don’t know where I’m going.
If life is uncomplicated,
I am elaborate.
Hearing that alot lately;
Never will I not look at you completely.”

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“From finding your way inside the Barbican and stage set up to latecomers and no-interval performances, we celebrate a day in the life of the Centre, as seen through the eyes of a Barbican Host.

In this case, Barbican Host – and poet – Paul Haworth in his poem, ‘Welcome’.

Pushing the boundaries of theatre, dance, film, music and visual art, we are Europe’s largest multi-arts centre.”

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Website: barbican.org.uk/barbicanat35

 

 

“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

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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

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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

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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

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“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…

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

http://www.in.gov/arts/

 

“You Don’t Know Opera”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Documentary By Ruben Van Leer (2016)

“You Don’t Know Opera” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Documentary of Boxer Frank Engel Directed By Ruben Van Leer.

Written and Directed by: Ruben van Leer

Director of Photography: Paul Özgür
Tenor and Boxer: Frank Engel
Narrated by: Johnny Bang Reilley
Original Music and Sound: Tommy Zee
Edited by: Wouter van Luijn and Amber Hooijmans
Produced by: New Amsterdam Film Company

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Amsterdam-based artist and director Ruben Van Leer’s latest film is a high-energy portrait of professional tenor and amateur boxer Frank Engel, made in collaboration with the Dutch National Opera with the aim of attracting a different audience into its drama-filled world. Here, Van Leer talks about the story behind the film:

“This film is about the courageousness of self-expression. A battle with the self is the ultimate revolution. Frank is a boxer and a tenor in the chorus of Amsterdam’s Dutch National Opera. In the film he’s fighting his demon, a shadow of himself.

 “A battle with the self is the ultimate revolution”

“His fear of going on stage is bigger than that of death, of finally letting his voice be heard to the public and mastering his art. I wanted to make a tiny opera film: an existential theme that resonates within the streets, outside of theatre walls.”

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Article on film: https://www.nowness.com/story/you-dont-know-opera-boxing-frank-engel

Website: http://newams.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/