Body cinema: Documentary about Sylvie Guillem

April 18, 2011

I simply can’t believe I’ve found this film! ‘Evidentia (evidence) – 1 film (4) conceived by Sylvie Guillem’ is an art documentary about my favorite dance hacker – Sylvie Guillem.

A classical ballet dancer with internationally successful career  who switched off to contemporary dance by blowing the stage off with her elasticity… I already blogged about issues regarding retired ballet dancers about two yearz ago (52 Percent) with a special accent on Guillem as a role model. Also, she’s been mentioned in my interview with Dr. Beatriz Calvo-Merino as her favorite dancer.

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Sylvie Guillem (c)

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Body cinema: Chrysalis by Wayne McGregor

March 3, 2011

Wayne McGregor has been lately probably the most mentioned and referred choreographer on Body Pixel. His work ‘Dyad 1909 (In The Spirit Of Diaghilev)’ was also featured in Body cinema during February, 2010.

It’s time to present Wayne McGregor’s 2002 Chrysalis video dance , made in the production of my favorite Arte TV channel. Mr McGregor dances in Chrysalis too.

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Photos: Excerpts from  Chrysalis featuring Wayne McGregor
Random Dance Company & Arte (c)

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Body cinema: Eadweard Muybridge – vintage body mapping

February 1, 2011

Eadweard Muybridge‘s vision never stops to tickle artists and scientists. No matter of what professions they are: animators, filmmakers, photographers or dancers. Every serious study on movements, motion and locomotions simply starts with his work.

A true master in landscape photography, Muybridge has managed to capture the most trickiest landscape on Earth, and that’s  the body in motion.

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Body cinema: Films by Etienne-Jules Marey – vintage motion capturing

Tonight I’m gonna have a lot of pioneers on Body Pixel… when talking about body, motion and film, no doubt we can not miss one, and that’s Étienne-Jules Marey.

This scientist, chronophotographer and photography developer firstly started to explore human and animal blood circulation, and then switched to pulse, motion, body rhythm, and heart beating at the end of 19th century. His films are both, science and art of full caliber, now having a wonderful patina and vintage layer.

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