Body cinema: Tingel Tangel by Kathryn Ferguson

December 8, 2009

Short experimental dance film Tingel Tangel by Kathryn Ferguson combines two dancers and a wooden dance machine built to parody the Busby Berkeley style chorus lines of the 1920’s. Dancers and choreographers are performers Paloma Faith and Beatrice Brown.


Shown at the ICA March 2007 as part of the ‘Best UK shorts’ programme by The Birds Eye View Film Festival, Edinburgh Festival 2007, The East End Film Festival 2007, Reeldance festival in Sydney May 2008 and Cambridge Film Festival 2007. More recently it was shown as part of a ThinkSync/Shooting People showcase during the Berlinale.

Kathryn Ferguson is a director and an art director and make short visual films for fashion designers and musicians.  She has since created short films for fashion designers and taken on various art commissions; three of these have been premiered at the ICA and shown at various International film festivals including Birds Eye View Film festival, Cambridge Film Festival, REELdance Festival and the 59th Berlinale. She also works as a programmer for the Birds Eye View film festival at the ICA, researching and curating a strand of the yearly event which focuses on the developing genre of fashion film. (taken from Kathryn’s blog)

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