Terrain, filmed in a desert region of Spain, depicts a body in a vast mountainous landscape. At first a dot indistinguishable against this backdrop, the viewer is challenged to discern the camouflaged body. As the film progresses, the body comes into close focus, revealing detailed glimpses akin to an animal in the wild. How does a body surrender to natural forces, the unforgiving contours of an inhospitable terrain? When is movement authentic, when is it artificial? The film highlights the contradictions between the natural and the man-made. Stripped of a recognizable narrative, Terrain explores when a context is disrupted. The idiosyncratic choreography investigates gesture and form, transforming the body into a panorama of identities.
Director/Choreographer: Daniel Gwirtzman
Performer: Daniel Gwirtzman
Editor: Daniel Gwirtzman
Videographer/Photographer: Rosa Llinás
Music: Kevin MacLeod, Jeff Story
Production: Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company, AADK Spain
World Premiere: Fenòmens, Barcelona, November 18, 2016
Bucharest ShortCut CineFest, Bucharest, February 2017
The Set/NYC at Lovecraft, NYC, March 2017
EnCORE Dance on Film, Atlanta, June 2017
American Dance Festival’s Movies by Movers, Durham, NC, July 2017
The Studios of Key West, Key West, FL, July 2017
Dance Film Festival at Triskelion Arts, NYC, September 2017,
IV International Meeting on Videodance, Valencia, Spain, September 2017
Terrain was created during the Residency program of AADK Spain at Centro Negra in Blanca, Spain.