the time it takes
to make a land
to settle in
to seize the day
to be happy
to make a story
to pick up the pieces
to sing a song
to bury the dead
to uncover the past
to imagine the future
Dance artists: Rosalind Masson, Simon Ellis, Dai Jian
Camera: Katrina McPherson
Editing: Simon Fildes
Music: David Lintern & James Weaver
1st A.D. & digital workflow: Sabine Klaus
Production Assistants: Ben Estabrook & Tanja London
Production Runner: Mairi Thomson
Seamstress: Ciorstaidh Monk
Colour grade: and mastering : Jim Allison
Dubbing mixer: John Cobban
Thanks to: Andy Mackinnon, Paul McCallum, Ronnie Mackinnon,
Ceolas - ceolas.co.uk,
Stòras Uibhist- storasuibhist.com,
Polochar Inn - polocharinn.com,
Eilidh; Issy & Sylvia McPherson, Kirstie Simson
Music tracks: "Firehills" & "Mont E". warriorsquares.co.uk
Shot on location: Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
Funded by Creative Scotland creativescotland.com & Goat Media go-at.co.uk
Directed and Produced by Katrina McPherson & Simon Fildes
Set in the dramatic West Highlands of Scotland, Away From Here examines the fleeting relationship of people to a sense of place and belonging; exploring the incongruity of our relationship to an ancient landscape.
A collaboration between plan B and multi-award winning Goat Media, the project was filmed in HD, entirely on location with an international cast and crew in August 2011.
Director: Katrina McPherson
Choreographer: Frank McConnell
Editor: Simon Fildes
Composer: Luke Sutherland
Mekbul Jemal Tahir
Director of Photography: Jono Smith
Camera Assistant: Jason Clare
1st Assistant Director: Saskia Anley
Sound Recordist: Fred Parsons
Lighting Assistant: Brian Gorman
Production Assistant: Sabine Klaus
Costume: Catherine Deverell
Dubbing Mixer: John Cobban
Online Editor: Ian Ballantyne
Production Manager: Allison Watson
Trainee: Isla Pedrana
Catering: Angus MacLellan
This documentary, directed by Douglas Rosenberg follows the process of dancer Li Chiao-Ping as she prepares to perform the work of seven internationally renowned postmodern choreographers including Elizabeth Streb, Heidi Latsky, June Watanabe, Victoria Marks, Cynthia Adams, Molissa Fenley and Bebe Miller. Li immerses herself in the choreographic language of each choreographer as she learns seven highly nuanced solos created specifically for her. 60 minutes running time, c. 2012.
Single shot handheld documentation by Katrina McPherson of Drift. Choreographed by James Wilton for Scottish Dance Theatre. Dancers James MacGillivray and Natalie Trewinnard
FORCE OF NATURE (UK/US 75 minutes/2011)
Documentary / performance
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Camera: Katrina McPherson
Editor: Simon Fildes
Music: Stephen Heather
Additional Camera and sound: Rosalind Masson, Rob Page, Vidal Bini, Fred Parsons
Funded by Goat Media, Creative Scotland, University of Dundee, University of Illinois. Produced by Goat Media in association with University of Illinois Champaign Urbana.
A documentary featuring the renowned improvising dance artist Kirstie Simson. Over five years, Katrina filmed Kirstie Simson performing and teaching across Europe, culminating in a one-off performance with Michael Schumacher, Kenzo Kusuda and Dai Jian at the Universal Hall in July 2010. Force of Nature combines specially filmed performance, documentary footage and in-depth interviews with Kirstie, in which she talks about her life-long practice, and her passionate belief in the power of dance to bring people together and transform lives.
Kirstie Simson has been a continuous explosion in the contemporary dance scene, bringing audiences into contact with the vitality of pure creation in moment after moment of virtuoso improvisation. She is an award-winning dancer and teacher who has "immeasurably enriched and expanded the boundaries of New Dance". according to Time Out Magazine, London.
For the past thirty years Kirstie has collaborated with many dancers and musicians who share a common interest in Improvisation, including Julyen Hamilton, Steve Paxton, Nancy Stark Smith, Simone Forti, Andrew Harwood, Russell Maliphant, Michael Schumacher, Adam Benjamin and Le Quan Ninh.
In January 2008 Kirstie joined the faculty of the Dance Department at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, USA, where she is a full-time teacher of Dance Improvisation.
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