Direction : Benoit Dervaux
Duration : 26 minutes
Béta Digital 16/9
Dolby SR
2002 

BLACK SPRING

Synopsis

The film Black Spring questions our way of looking at African bodies in movement.

How can we surpass the numerous clichés that arise from our purely Western perception of Africa ? Taken out of their usual context and endowed with a certain abstraction, the dancer’s movements are filmed in such a way as to reflect very singular experiences.

Choreographer Heddy Maalem’s latest work Black Spring, stunningly filmed by Benoît Dervaux and interspersed with scenes of contemporary life in Africa, highlights

both the political and emotional sensitivities of modern African dance.

Data Sheet

  • Direction : Benoit Dervaux
  • Choregrapher : Heddy Maalem
  • Images : Benoit Dervaux

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