Aloneliness: a screendance is a short dance film directed by Rachel Searcey and choreographed/performed by Summer Baldwin. The film is a re-imagining of an experimental modern dance piece for the stage, Aloneliness, that Summer Baldwin choreographed and performed in 2016 (originally including other dancers, live vocal accompaniment and a mixed media art installation). In the film adaptation, the dancer explores the experience of becoming overstimulated in social interactions, which causes her to seek relief in peaceful solitude; only to find that too much solitude leads her to feelings of crushing loneliness. The film follows her arduous journey through these dark emotions, into the overwhelming relief she finally realizes upon their passing.
Directed & Edited by Rachel Searcey
Choreographed & Performed by Summer Baldwin
Music by Billy Louviere
Cinematography by Rachel Searcey & John Reyes