“Beautifully choreographed dance in a confined space. An original and unusual interpretation of Lockdown, visually arresting.  Telling and effective intercutting of outside images into the dance.” Dr Samir Shah, OBE, Chief Executive & Creative Director of Juniper TV.

Winner of the "Latymer Alumni Short Film Competition"

Selected for CIRCA, Piccadilly Circus Lights. Curated by Josef O'Connor.    LINK

Lament for 2020 - Rosa Villanueva

This particular piece is called Lament for 2020. Artist: Eleanor Beale

Sound Piece: 'Lament for 2020', Eleanor Beale, 07:09 Min

Dancer: Rosa Villanueva

Lockdown DANCE/SOUND Collaboration, April 2020:

Over the course of the Covid period, on lockdown, I have collaborated as an artist and sound artist with five worldwide dancers based in the UK, US, Australia and Mexico, with thanks to the dance company Staunch. 

For the most part, we had never met before this project took place and the results were born from an adjustment to all persons' fractured artistic practices. Shot on handheld mobile devices, from the comforts of home, these pieces show the dancers reacting through dance to my sound pieces. Having sent over the footage, I then edited the shots into these films. 

 

One piece per person, wearing similar clothing but in different locations - these videos mirror the five variations on the same theme that the pieces themselves represent. They consider mapping a new form of landscape within which work could exist (due to the circumstances of lockdown), this being unrestrained geographically, whilst existing solely online. 

Imbued with memory, the dancers’ home environments and personal responses to the music seemed to encapsulate authenticity and honesty with regard to emotional response and internal landscape. An interesting juxtaposition, when presenting these intimate settings on wide, open, connected but often impersonal online platforms such as Youtube and Instagram, for anyone to view behind a screen.

Contact - Isabella Mahmoud

This particular piece is called Contact.

Artist: Eleanor Beale

Sound Piece: 'Contact', Eleanor Beale, 04:32 Min Dancer: Isabella Mahmoud

Tomorrow Isn't Going Forward - Ellen Gordon

This particular piece is called Tomorrow Isn't Going Forward.

Artist: Eleanor Beale

Sound Piece: 'Tomorrow Isn't Going Forward', Eleanor Beale, 08:29 Min

Dancer: Ellen Gordon

Found Across Other Ebbs - Jess Goodfellow

This particular piece is called Found Across Other Ebbs.

Artist: Eleanor Beale

Sound Piece: 'Found Across Other Ebbs', Eleanor Beale, Non-abridged version 13:54 Min

Dancer: Jess Goodfellow

Personal Memories of the Nation, Mum and I - Dale Ratcliff

This particular piece is called Found Across Other Ebbs.

Artist: Eleanor Beale

Sound Piece: 'Found Across Other Ebbs', Eleanor Beale, Non-abridged version 13:54 Min

Dancer: Jess Goodfellow