Updated: Aug 24, 2022
kNOwBOX dance Film Festival 2022
Official Selection Film Spotlight
00:09:20 / Poznań, Poland
Beautiful mountain landscapes, from which the figures of dancers grow, rocks, bushes, the severity of nature and its strength, everything intertwines with each other, thus emphasizing the strong bonds between nature and man.
How do you think your film relates to the NBFF 2022 Theme 'Dancing Around the World'?
The film is produced by the internationally renown dance company. The mountain landscape which appear in the film os more than a background, as the films interpretative code concerns a strong bonds between man and nature. Thus, although it was filmed in specific location of Izerskie Mountains in Poland, conveys an universal meaning.
What do you hope to communicate with our audience through your work?
The project was inspired by sculptures by Stanisław Szukalski. In the works of this artist, who causes strong emotions, the motif of the human body appears; one can see muscle tension, movement, gesture and expression. The sculpture is made of earth, of nature, of which man is a part - this was the interpretive code of the project.
Iwona Pasińska is a choreographer, artistic director and co-founder of the Movements Factory Foundation. She graduated from the F. Parnell Ballet School and in 1997 became the principal dancer of the Polish Dance Theatre – Poznań Ballet. Since 2010 she has been collaborating as choreographer or movement dramaturge with dramatic theatres, operas and theatres. She holds a degree in theatre theory from the A.Mickiewicz University in Poznań, where she also did her PhD, focusing on the experience of the body in contemporary theatre from the perspective of dance theatre. In 2016 she has become the Director of the Polish Dance Theatre.
Script and Direction: Iwona Pasińska
Music: Henryk Mikołaj Górecki
Director of Photography: Marek Grabowski
Editor: Edyta Pietrowska
Costume Designer Assistant: Adriana Cygankiewicz
Sound Mix: Aleksandra Konik
Location Selection: Andrzej Grabowski
Pictures Sterzyński Sp. J., Artur Schubert, Marcin Drobniuch