Category: choreography

The Magma Chamber

This wonderful and dark short dance film by Shantala Pèpe uses simple techniques to maximum effect. Shantala’s twisted and dynamic choreography sits beautifully with the reverse action, camera movement, dramatic lighting and intensely claustrophobic sound design by Antonin De Bemels.


Asphyxia is an experimental film project by artist/musician Maria Takeuchi and designer/director Frederico Phillips that explores human movement through motion capture technology. The team used two Kinect sensors to capture the movements of dancer Shiho Tanaka and then processed the data in various ways before rendering the results. The noisy, lo-fi data from the Kinects, combined with expressive…
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Glasser – Design

some nice understated choreography in this video by Glasser. Directed by Jonathan Turner. notes on the video concept by Cameron Mesirew:


Presence is a lovely dance film made by Matt Pyke, choreographed by Benjamin Millepied, sound by Simon Pyke, motion-captured dancers: Nathan Makolandra and Julia Eichten. Universal Everything, along with TeamLAB and Marshmallow Laser Feast, seem to be making some of the most exciting work around at the moment. I guess the strength lies in the collective…
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75 Watt

Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen have created a project in collaboration with choreographer Alexander Whitley. 75 Watt is the documentation of a production line that is building a useless product. the product has been designed specifically so that its process of manufacture contains a variety of choreographic expressions. this is a great example of…
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Reactor for Awareness in Movement

RAM is a great system for connecting dancers and computers – opens up many possibilities. and its available for download. i’m currently developing an idea for a digital feedback system with one organic element – the dancer, and this – although completely different – is really inspirational. UPDATE: in December 2015, I travelled to Japan…
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a deep and lovely film by American film-maker Michael Langan

Dimitris Papaioannou

Dimitris Papaioannou is a Greek performer/visual artist/choreographer/director (he made the opening ceremony for the Olympics in Athens in 2004) this video is a selection of scenes from some of his projects over the last 10 years, showing plenty of overdesigned sets populated by naked dancers, some football and Dimitris himself sporting an excellent moustache. in…
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indoor kite flying

slightly geeky, but beautiful choreography, bringing an object to life.

choreography on film #8

surreal, kitsch choreography from La Fee (The Fairy) – 2011 film by  Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy.