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Afternoon Delight: Fragmented Dance

by Jerome Weeks 10 Feb 2012 12:58 PM

What can be beautifully fluid yet randomly scattered? Choreographed human motion given an amazing edit job.


Afternoon Delight is a daily diversion for when you’re just back from lunch, but not quite ready to get back to work. Check back tomorrow at 1 p.m. for another one.

Long-time AfterDelighters may recall the mesmerizing work by the Australian dance company Chunky Move, involving choreography with real-time laser projections. Today we see a motion-control test film directed by Duckeye with choreography by celebrated British dancer and choreographer Alexander Whitley (for London’s Rambert Dance Company) Normally, I don’t enjoy the way contemporary dance gets manic editing chop jobs for our hyper, strobe-light attention spans. But Atelic is a striking and lovely application of camera technology to human movement.