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Dance Film

Director Darko Dragičević Producer Ann Delić Choreographic Consultant Ida-Elisabeth Larsen Performers Sarah Armstrong, Casper-Malte Augusta, Marianne Christiansen, My Grönholdt, Ida-Elisabeth Larsen, Michiel Tange van Leeuwen, Robert Logrell, M.R. MYMY IRIDESCENCE BARK MORPHO 1314, My Marie Nilsson, Sigrid Norheim Ørntoft Director of Photography Signe Tora Munk Bencke Assistant Camera Dalin Waldo Stylist Ann Delić Costumes Henrik Vibskov Hair Donna Marie Thyrrestrup Hair Assistant Jonas Bjørn Worup Masks Rikke Bitten Bonde, Stina Resting, Andreas Ermenius Editor Trine Maria Kjær Grading Kathrine Gram Sloth Sound Designer Daniel Massey Production Assistant Caitlin Shannon Still Photographer Mishael Phillip Premiere Henrik Vibskov Boutique Copenhagen, September 2015

The curious beings embodied by the dancers, display unique individual behaviours, resembling that of disoriented fauna reacting to earthly currents and displacement in an unfamiliar, typically human post-industrial setting. The physical language, with which the creatures communicate, through bursts of frenetic, sensual and comical movements are delivered through contact improvisation. The slightly unsettling mood is supported by the aesthetic choices, such as; concealed body parts, dishevelled hairy masks and the sculptured silhouettes of the costumes.