Part of Dance Umbrella 2010. The rigour of Léveillé’s choppy and precise choreography references human imperfection but also attests to the skill and athleticism of the accomplished dancers. At times comical and playful, at others austere yet poignant, the music is equally unpredictable. Exploring our solitude and irrepressible desire for contact, this work exemplifies Léveillé's expressive minimalism with raw and potent beauty.
A master kendo sensei discusses how timeless notions of stillness and movement come together through the modern lens of Japanese sword fighting. More on http://www.theavantgardediaries.com
Directed by Brady Welch & Colin Sonner / Produced by Brady Welch / Cinematography by Colin Sonner / Edited by Colin Archdeacon / Color Correction by Aksel Stasny / Music by Colin Stetson / Transcription and Translation by Gordon Small / Additional Thanks to Michael Manning, Takaaki Sudo, and everyone at Dai Bosatsu Zendo