In Ingmar Bergman’s films, movement is a language all its own—be it the lyrical turn of a head or extension of an arm, or actors gliding in a slow dance around the room. To mark the 100th anniversary of Bergman’s birth, four prominent Swedish choreographers—Alexander Ekman (featured in Rare Birds), Par Isberg, Pontus Lidberg, and Joakim Stephenson—travel with principal dancers from the Royal Swedish Ballet to the Baltic Sea island of Faro to create dances inspired by the director’s vision of shifting human relationships on screen. The resulting pieces are linked by images of Bergman’s seaside estate, the island’s epic landscape—where he made Persona, Hour of the Wolf, Scenes from a Marriage, and other films—and the voice of the master himself revealing his thoughts about movement and music.
Lil Buck with Icons of Modern Art
The eloquent Memphis jookin’ dancer Lil Buck takes a sinuous, gliding tour past Picasso and Matisse masterpieces at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris.
Andrew Margetson. 2016. 4 m. NR. UK. English. Nowness.
Lil Buck is a selection from the 46th annual Dance on Camera Festival, coproduced by Dance Films Association and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.