12 Aug «counter // balance» – Anuradha Rana, USA, 2018, 7′
“counter//balance explores memory and loss as choreographer, dancer, and musician craft a performance that balances the presence of each other with the absence of countless others before and after them.
A foot balances precariously on a slick floor. A wheel turns and poses on pointe. They meet and overlap in our vision, moving away simultaneously as if never there. Innumerable, yet slight iterations edge them towards gritty and resolute perfection. Some moments are easy to grasp, embrace, and memorialize. Others shiver, shift, and elude form. A percussive sole, a guitar chord, a wheel skidding across an unforgiving floor. A pattern evolves as it is reshaped, movements repeated, recreated, revealed.
This short experimental films weaves together footage filmed over the course of a year as choreographer and dancer, Anita Fillmore Kenny, works with dancer Kris Lenzo and musician Jamie Fillmore to craft a short piece that examines the absence of presence, as they meditate on the loss of loved ones and the process by which we come to terms with, and celebrate, an unyielding emotion.”