PAS DE DEUX DE DEUX
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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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