Artists each have their own special relationship to their muse - the magic, mysterious, unpredictable force that inspires them to create their work. And while each relationship is unique, all artists go through similar processes with their muse: at the start, a beautiful dream or idea, something vague and interesting - ‘inspiration’ perhaps. Then follows the hard work; which can be draining and frustrating or exciting and challenging. Artists sometimes quit here, but if they continue, they eventually reach completion - a measured, well-rehearsed calmness where everything seems to fall into place.
This short film is intended to represent that process. Whether you are creating or learning or rehearsing, you are not alone in this process, and it’s never wasted effort. Trust the process, and most importantly: enjoy the process, because the truth of any work is not the end product but the work that it took to create it.
Schubert vs The Muse is a collaborative project between Bim and We:R Performance Collective. The choreography was created and intensively rehearsed in five days at Tegelscenen in Stockholm, and filmed at Danscentrum, Stockholm.
Choreography and dance performance: Rebecca Björling, Rebecca Rosier, Daniele Varallo
Piano performance, sound, camera and edit: Tim Davis