The International Festival of Films on Art Online - 38th edition from March 17 to 29, 2020

Aida

Canada | 2018 | 13 min
- Without dialogue
Cast: Jac Carlsson, Gesine Moog
Music: Lisa Långbacka
Cinematographer: Philippe Lavalette
Producer: Ex Sjarel
Composer: Gavin Bryars

Synopsis

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Premiered at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, and featuring dancers from the Cullberg, this film presents a detailed, urban and complex dance performance in a museum environment.

The musical composition by Gavin Bryars taps into the universe of film noir and its jazz overtones. The cinematography highlights the complex choreography and the talent and commitment of the dancers and musicians, including the magnificent Gesine Moog, who gives a masterful performance.

Directors

Edouard Lock

Edouard Lock began his choreographic career at the age of 20 and founded La La La Human Steps in 1980.

Over the years Mr. Lock has been invited to create works for some of the world’s leading dance companies, including the Paris Opera Ballet, the Het Nationale Ballet of Holland, The Nederlands Dans Theater, the Cullberg Ballet and the Royal Ballet of Flanders.

He co-conceived and was artistic director for David Bowie’s world tour, Sound and Vision. He also collaborated with Frank Zappa on the Yellow Shark concerts. Other musical collaborations include Gavin Bryars, Einstürzende Neubauten, Steve Albinni (Shellac of North America), David Lang, Iggy Pop, Kevin Shields (My Blue Valentine), David Van Tiegham, and the West India Company.

At the invitation of Robert Carson and the Paris Opera, Mr. Lock choreographed "Les Boréades” composed by Rameau and performed by his company LHS at Le Palais Garnier.

His works have garnered many awards, including the Chalmers choreographic prize, the New York Dance and Performance Award, the Prix Denise-Pelletier, the National Arts Centre Award, the Benois de la Danse choreographic award given in Moscow, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, the Premio Positano Leonide Massine Award, The Molson Prize given by the Canada Council for the Arts and an honorary doctorate granted by the Université du Québec.

Various films have been made on Mr. Lock’s work including Le Petit Musée de Vélasquez directed by Bernar Hébert, and the documentary Inspirations by British director Michael Apted, which also included Roy Lichtenstein, Tadao Ando and David Bowie amongst others.

The film adaptation of Amelia, directed by Edouard Lock, had its American premiere at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival and its European premiere at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The film won its category at the Chicago International Film Festival, the Prague International Film Festival and the Rose d’Or Festival in Switzerland as well as winning two I.C.E. and two Gemini Awards for best direction and best editing.

Biographies have been provided by third parties.

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