A parasitic presence has completely taken over the body of its host while allowing its movements and mannerisms to remain intact; a pas de deux from classical ballet has been restaged frame by frame with the two original dancers replaced by four new dancers. The movement remains continuous, but in each frame a different person occupies the dancers’ body spaces.


The White Swan pas de deux from Swan Lake as originally danced by Marina Semenova and Yuri Kondratov in 1946 is re-enacted by Yalckun Abdurehim, Matthew Hawkins, Camille Litalien and Franziska Rosenzweig.


(5 minutes, colour, 2001, super-16 original - 35mm/DCP)



Produced, Directed and Edited by Paul Bush

Dance Captain: Matthew Hawkins

Dancers: Yalckun Abdurehim, Camille Litalien, Franziska Rosenzweig

Camera: Paul Bush

Music: P Tchaikovsky

Production Assistant: Adi Wolotski

Camera for 'The Making of': Adi Wolotski

Copyright Ancient Mariner Productions 2001


An Ancient Mariner Production for the Arts Council of England


Il Coreografo Elettronico Award - Napolidanza 2003, Italy

Commissioned by the Arts Council of England for the Capture Tour UK 2001-2

McLaren Now! International tour 2014




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