An update on dance - or about pursuing (far) goals

Back in 2013 dance entered my mind. Not as a cultural event or an evening out (and by all means not for me to dance - that would be a disaster for everyone...) - but as a creative goal! I was so incredibly drawn to the seeming opposites of dance living through motion and photography being the attempt to stop motion. It's a marriage meant for drama and extremes - and I liked it! :)

I had little idea of how to pursue my new quest, so I started by making some still images - comfort zone stuff, but enough to figure I was on to something - I just couldn't define it further than that. For a long time nothing happened...

Fast forward to 2014. Two dancers (and by now very dear friends) approached me and wanted to shoot a movie for a dancefilm competition. "Sure thing!" I heard myself reply, without having the slightest idea what I was getting into - but I felt the borders of comfort zones coming closer, and took it as a good sign. After all, most of my projects and adventures have started this way :) Before I knew it, I had spent three hours in a studio with these two incredibly dancers, Shuli Nordbek Azoulay and Gunilla Lind, and I was overly excited! Excited about what was happening, excited about the result we were aiming for - but mostly excited about the equal creative process taking place on both sides of the camera! It was SO amazing.

The result of that night became the short film "Even Then We'll Still Pretend", and it was very well received as I've written about in earlier posts

Now, december 2015/January 2016, I'm involved in four different dancefilm projects, two more are in various stages of planning, and one more have been ordered! I would say that's pretty incredible - and I couldn't be happier about it. I'm so happy and thankful for the people around me on this journey - I have no idea where it will end, but for me this - the journey - is the good part. It's scary and exciting - and very much the marriage of drama and extremes - and I still like it! Below I've included af few production snaps from along the way these last many months. I'm really looking forward to showing you the final products as they come down the line this spring.

Thanks for stopping by. More to come...