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April 27, 2012 7:51 PM   Subscribe

A short dance movie, about defying gravity.
posted by frimble (7 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh, wow. This is masterfully executed. Effortless. Beautiful.
posted by gilrain at 7:59 PM on April 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Extraordinarily well done.
posted by aubilenon at 8:11 PM on April 27, 2012


I appreciate that the illusion could easily have become the focus of the dance. I've seen that happen before. It's a wonderfully-achieved illusion, and there is a temptation to make it the centerpiece. That it was left understated makes the dance much more powerful. The focus was entirely on the dancer's slow, powerfully-determined exploration of her strange situation.
posted by gilrain at 8:15 PM on April 27, 2012


Gilrain's right, it works so well because it is subtle. If you make too much of the effect it ends up being hilarious - as in Micallef's wine cellar sketch.
posted by robcorr at 9:53 PM on April 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Agree that its power was really in making it seem plausible and dreamlike without turning into a total "Royal Wedding" fantasy.

On the other hand, watching it rotated at a 90 degree angle makes a lot of it look quite silly and amusing, pretty much a girl flopping around on the floor (albeit artistically)
posted by ShutterBun at 9:57 PM on April 27, 2012


Yeah I watched this on an iPad and it would easily switch from surreal to mundane and even a bit silly as I rotated my tablet.
posted by bitdamaged at 9:05 AM on April 28, 2012


Was hoping to see a green witch.
posted by armoir from antproof case at 10:53 PM on April 29, 2012


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