Animation and Dance Retrospective
A ballerina puppet lies among some old pictures. When sunlight touches her, the puppet comes to life and starts dancing. When the sun goes down she stops dancing and everything is like it was before.
A little girl practices music and even the figures standing on the baby grand piano become bored with the monotony of her exercises and wait eagerly for her to stop playing so that they can begin their vivacious rhythmic and merry dance.
A cinematic study of the choreography of ballet. A bare, black set with the back-lit figures of dancers Margaret Mercier and Vincent Warren create a dream-like, hypnotic effect. This award-winning film comes complete with the visual effects one expects from this master filmmaker.
The protagonists of this animated short are Russian dolls, also known as matryoshka dolls, or babushka dolls – sets of beautifully painted wooden dolls of decreasing sizes that nestle one inside the other. Here, the dolls dance, twirl and swirl to Russian tunes before hopping back into the mother figure.
A visual improvisation to music performed by a popular group presented as sidewalk entertainers. The Author’s take-off point is the music, but his own beat is more boisterous than that of the musicians. The illustrations range from convoluted abstractions to caricatures of familiar rituals. Without words.
Experimental short film mixing animation techniques and real shots. A film where each image is never the result of a single shot, but many. Optical illusions make it aesthetic, an interesting audiovisual experience, and the original electronic music is one of the elements to give dance a whole new dimension that cannot be found either on stage or in backstage. A film without words.
Raucous comedy following a quiet Welsh housewife Beryl, on a birthday treat to a 'ladies only' night at a local pub, where she encounters the evening's entertainment... a male stripper.
An exciting dance to the music of time, the rhythm of changes.
An explosive combination of graphics, sound and animation, based on African dance rhythms.