Breathe is a short abstract dance film created out of an idea pitched at The Cornwall Film Festival in 2010. Shot on location in various venues across Cornwall, Breathe draws on inspiration and has emotive roots in the seasonal life of Cornwall - the bleak and empty beaches and towns during the winter to the packed and pulsating Cornwall busy with visitors in the summer months. It was screened at The Cornwall Film Festival in 2011 as part of the Big Pitcher category and has since inspired a live version of the duet that is currently in development for performance during 2012.
Choreography and performance: Emily Dobson and Grace Sellwood
Film: Brett Harvey
Music: Luke Robinson
Overall direction: Emily Dobson
DiSPLACEMENT (2009) is a short dance for camera collaboration shot on location in Devon and Cornwall. Filmed in 52 different locations from beaches to shopping centres, to car parks to cliff tops it traces a lone females journey through a series of different landscapes. Using stylised editing and film techniques the film is designed to expose a relationship to place through time,whether through choice, co-incidence or chance, a reaction to questioning where 'home' truly is. The film is directed by Brett Harvey and Emily Dobson and marks a new collaborative relationship between filmmaker and choreographer.
Filmed and Edited by Brett Harvey
Performed and Choreographed by Emily Dobson
Music by Wayne Chudley
Screened regularly on the Big Screen in Plymouth City centre DiSPLACEMENT has also been screened at; The Cornwall Film Festival, Dance Bytes, In The Flesh (The Barbican Theatre, Plymouth), The Busho Film Festival (Budapest), ArtKino Film Festival (Moscow) and subsequently toured to cities across Russia during 2010.