Flamenco is a folk art and includes singing, guitar playing, dance and palmas (handclaps); is often associated with gipsy people from south of Spain. Song, dance and guitar are blended into passionate rhythms which are often improvised and spontaneous.
The idea of our team was to show a fervent flamenco one-evening story through still photographs in which only one simple movement occurs - each cinemagraph works as an endless loop. This contrast gives mysteriousity and special attraction and aesthetics to the story.
The first step to realize our project was plot creation. In our plot the girl is the main caracter. She goes through lonely streets in a typical little spanish town, hears the sound of castanets at the corner. She has to hurry up - today she dances flamenco all night and everybody is waiting for her. A tailor just finished his work - he sewed a new dress for the girl. She arrives at the place, trys the dress and - flamenco dance night starts.
Through this short story we invite you to experience typical gypsy flamenco dancing from Spain. Enjoy.
Bear wakes to yet another ordinary day. Hued in soft light and vibrant textures, Breakfast is a tiny musical pathway, a delicate passage guiding its character towards her very own existential realization...
This short animated film was produced at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre in Wales in the fall of 2012. The voice of Bear was lent by the lovely Clara Ortiz Marier, and the music was composed and performed by my dear friend Simon Panneton.
The project was carried to completion with the assistance of the Aberystwyth Arts Centre, le Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, the National Film Board of Canada's Filmmaker Assistance Program and Wales Arts International. Many thanks to all for their support.