Author: John Collingswood

choreography on film #5

Jim Jarmusch knows a thing or two about dance. here’s an awesome scene from The Limits of Control made in 2009


Short dance film by DuckEye and Alexander Whitley “Atelic is motion control test film by DuckEye developed from ‘Iatrogenesis’ created for Rambert Dance Company’s ‘Season of New Choreography’. The film explores the popular technique of overlaying multiple performances of the same routine yet with the twist of using a metal grid structure to delineate between…
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choreography on film #4

Jean-Luc Godard made this supercool dance scene in 1964.

choreography on film #3

After the surreal little choreographic sequence in Surviving Desire proved to be one of the highlights of his career to date, Hal Hartley developed the idea of making his characters dance into this scene in Simple Men. i don’t think it works quite as well as in Surviving Desire, but, in my opinion, still represents…
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choreography on film #2

Hal Hartley – Surviving Desire A little background: Martin Donovan plays Jude, a teacher who is infatuated with one of his students. here we see him walking the streets soon after their first kiss. The other 2 guys don’t appear anywhere else in the film. Just in this parking lot. This is probably my favourite…
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choreography on film #1

Dogtooth (Kynodontas), directed by Yorgos Lanthimos This disturbing absurdist tale of family values is beautifully enhanced by a surreal little celebratory dance that morphs into an uncomfortable reworking of the choreography from Flashdance.