Rosas danst Rosas and Curtain of Eyes

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | October 4, 2001

Thursday, October 4, 2001, 6pm

ROSAS DANST ROSAS

1997, Thierry De Mey, Belgium, 57 min, 16mm

and

CURTAIN OF EYES

1997, Daniele Wilmouth, USA, 13 min, 16mm

Daniele Wilmouth in person!

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Rosas danst Rosas, a masterpiece of contemporary dance, has been staged all over the world. Filmmaker Thierry De Mey shot the dance in June 1996 at the RITO School in Leuven (Belgium), a building designed by the architect Henry van de Velde. “….De Mey shows a merciless and mathematical virtuosity. Through long moving shots and a fast cut, with many aggressive angle changes, the filmic space explodes. The spectator is swept away and becomes disoriented in an unidentifiable space without identification marks. He not only watches the dance but is caught by the force of movements which causes his own perpetual motion. The rage which this direction expresses is even more impressive since it does not leave a chaotic impression. On the contrary, it seems to have been subjected to systematic rules…”

(Stéphane Bouquet, Cahiers du Cinéma).

Daniele Wilmouth will be present to screen her film/dance collaboration, Curtain of Eyes, along with Rosas danst Rosas.

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