November 2012.

Book of Journeys, a dual screen film, was commissioned as part of South East Dance’s Forward Motion scheme. Filmed during a one-week residency in Bassano del Grappa, the work examines the notion of women inhabiting rooms. This film draws on the history imbued in the rooms themselves; a monastery and ruined castle reminiscent of the Hammershøi interiors. Book of Journeys weaves a narrative that moves from past to future on one side and future to past on the other, overlapping in the present.

The residency was made possible by Centro per la Scena Contemporanea, Comune di Bassano Del Grappa.

Selected screenings:
The Place, London, UK
Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK
Edinburgh Dance Fringe, Edinburgh, UK

Concept: Rosemary Butcher and Sam Williams
Choreography: Rosemary Butcher
Film maker: Sam Williams
Performer: Ana Mira
Composer: Jonathan Owen Clarke

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