This is a preview trailer of North Horizon, a dance film by Thomas Freundlich and Valtteri Raekallio.
Shot on location in Spitsbergen, Svalbard, North Horizon combines contemporary dance with the spectacular natural vistas of the high Arctic. In a a silent world of wind, waves and ice, abandoned villages stand at the edge of the northern ocean, home now only to forgotten dreams and the wordless tales of the unknown departed.
We touch, are touched, leave, and leave our mark – whether a footprint in gravel or the rusting bones of a faraway homeland, to remain for moments or for millennia under the cold and arid sky.
North Horizon explores these images through the enormous contrasts of scale between the moving human body and the seemingly still, boundless Arctic landscape – a unique artistic and environmental journey from the far edge of the world.
More info on the project: north-horizon.fi
Choreography, dance and video:
Thomas Freundlich and Valtteri Raekallio
Filmed on location in Nordenskiöld Land, Svalbard
Music by Sputnikburg
Realized with support from Kulturkontakt Nord and the Arts Council of Finland
Release date: January 2010
Duration: 14 min (original 2010 festival cut 22 minutes)
Formats available for screening:
High Definition digital video file (HDV1080i)
Standard Definition DVD (widescreen 16:9 PAL/NTSC)