DIRECTED BY: EDIFICE Dance Theatre, Harriet Waghorn & Carmine De Amicis
SHORT FILM. 4 MINS
SYNOPSIS. Two bodies meet in a dystopian landscape and merge into one.
A duet created by EDIFICE and performed by Harriet Waghorn and Andre Kamienski. Shot in Toronto, Canada.
From the creators of viral success ‘edifice’ BINARY is the second film in the series: Breathing Architecture. The first film in this series ‘edifice’ now has over 7 million views worldwide.
This series breathes life into the lungs of the architecture that houses us. Using the dancing body, “Breathing Architecture” awakens the dynamic form, geometry and energy that exist within the walls of the static giants that dominate our landscape.
Through exploration on film, we can preserve an image of architecture as more than just a shell of its form; we can preserve an image of architecture as something which houses life, houses human form and generates relationships between those who enter it.
'EDIFICE directors, Carmine De Amicis and Harriet Waghorn “set out to explore a hybrid approach to Latin American dance and Contact Improvisation. The goal was to create devices and qualities to establish a singular body dialogue, starting with the connection principles of both dances. Together they developed the hybrid partnering language that informed the choreographic process and aimed to explore themes like blurred and permeable boundaries, migration and integration, intuition and growth.”
Rogerio Silva, Film Director
The choreography was commissioned by Contact International Dance Film Festival Toronto, Canada.
Directed and Produced by:EDIFICE Dance Theatre
Choreography: EDIFICE Dance Theatre Cinematographer: Olya Glotka
Performers: Harriet Waghorn and Andre Kamienski
Music: Tangent by Emptyset
Production Assistant: Kim Simons
Edit by: Harriet Waghorn and Ruby Victor
Location: Toronto, Canada
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