Conjuring Study, 2020
from Praise Dances
While developing movement for Praise Dances, I found myself turning to repetition far more than I normally do as a choreographer, to ritualistic movements that brought up feelings of submission and inexorability. What surprised me is that this fragment of movement - simple, folksy and repetitious in real life - comes alive on film, deepening its emotive power. This study was an early lesson for me in how film can heighten the potential of movement, giving us access to the way it feels inside.