ZINGDEED: A Dance Film (Teaser)Submitted by: http://thecuttingroompost.tumblr.com/Directed, Written, & Edited by Jamila GlassChoreographed & Creative Directed by Devin FultonFeaturing The Pin-Down Girls & Estefano Suazo(Full Credits In YouTube description).Song: Awolnation - “Sail”Los Angeles Film Premiere & Benefit Show | 1.14.2012 : http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/215885For more info:
We Start Moving (2010)
This piece was choreographed while in the second year of study at Manchester Metropolitan University.
It is a look at the relationship between music and dance and audience and performer. The drape acted as a barrier for the audience and for the performer that created interesting boundaries both choreographically and visually.
Choreography by Sean Hargreaves, Nina Durant and Beth Warburton.
It is with EXTREME excitement that I am announcing my first choreographic exploration since my graduation in July of 2011.
‘TRILOGY’ is a collection of three films that will be shot over the coming few months and each are concerned with the way in which the body can move. Its limitations, its strengths, its weaknesses and its contradictions.
‘TRILOGY: Part 1’ will look at the expansive and explosive potential of the human body when in movement. The choreography will be created using improvisation and generate from looking at the movement potential of the joints between the shoulder and the arm, the elbow, the wrist and the hips and the legs. These will be considered and movement will centre on the journey of impulse. This film will be shot in Delamere Forest, ‘a shady oasis in the midst of the Cheshire plain.’ This location has been chosen to reflect the movement qualities of space and expanse.
‘TRILOGY: Part 2’ will be a look at the limitations of the body and the way in which it can embody this massive contradiction of limitlessness to being constrained and enclosed. Part One will study the bodys ability to fill space, explore and investigate space around the body. Part Two looks at what happens when artificial and natural barriers are put in place to stop the body from moving. Ideas and inspiration for the choreography come from DV8 and Lloyd Newson’s work ‘Strange Fish and ‘Dead Dreams Of Monochrome Men,’ when walls and structural supports are used to encase a dancers body.
‘TRILOGY: Part 3’ explores the relationship between dancers and their bodies. This group piece will look at the relationship between a group of dancers in their execution of the choreography, the way in which their own personal style develops and changes the movement. This ‘free style’ approach will enable this film to show the way in which the human body is ultimately independent, a one off and that, while choreography can be set in stone, the relationship between the dancer and the movement can bring something completely different to the fore. The end result will act as an assessment of the way in which a dancer need not conform to the set method of performing and it will serve as a chance to celebrate and promote individuality.
I am looking for all kinds of inspirations, all kinds of comments, research ideas or movement stimuli… If you have any questions or comments please do feel free to ask, email or tweet me.
My name is Sean Hargreaves and I am a freelance contemporary dance artist based in the Cheshire East area.
I graduated with a BA (Hons) Dance from the Manchester Metropolitan University in 2011. My time at University was a time where I was allowed time to develop and hone my skills in contemporary choreography and in the construction of contemporary art.
During my final year as an undergraduate, my research focused on sexuality and gender politics in dance. A particular focus developed on the way in which the AIDS epidemic in 1980’s America impacted on the emerging contemporary dance scene. So many of todays celebrated contemporary dance choreographers were involved in celebrating and acknowledging the relationship between dance and AIDS. Mark Morris, Paul Taylor, Arnie Zane and Bill T. Jones to name a few.
My passion for understanding the way in which “real life” relates to dance is one that develops and changes daily. Wandering the waste land of ‘arts graduate’ is an odd business and one that leaves me feeling overwhelmed at times but it is an exciting adventure nonetheless.
Movement and choreography is a taste that I continually develop and one that changes on a daily basis. The generation of movement, the performance of movement and the space in which movement is executed all contribute to a wider sense of understanding of contemporary dance and art.
Please do feel free to have a look at my twitter feed @seanhdance or @seani_e (personal) and my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/seanhargreavesdance
Any questions please contact me via email or through this site.
I look forward to sharing the journey with you :)