Within Her Eyes: Dance for camera

Within Her Eyes: Dance for camera

Dance for Camera

Incorporates location shooting and camera angles:

  • Site-sensitive work: The location contributes significantly to the work itself and the overall interpretation of the dance.
  • The choreography is heavily influenced by terrain and architectural features such as hills, man-made structures, and the forest.
  • The indoors vs outdoors shots play a role in symbolising the confinement and liberation emotions.

Use of Camera Techniques

Key techniques include:

  • Static positions: Constant frame settings evoke intimacy in emotional moments.
  • Aerial shots: These are employed to create a sense of scale and provide a third person perspective.
  • Close-ups: To capture subtle expressions and emotions of the dancers.
  • Tracking shots: Follow the dancers’ movements, creating immersion for the viewer.
  • Point of view shots: A direct perspective from the dancer’s viewpoint to build an emotional connection.

Editing Techniques

  • Cross-cutting between shots to smoothly transition between locations
  • Slow motion to highlight particular movements or emotions.
  • Match on action is used where the movement of the dancers transitions from one shot to the next.

Relationship between Film and Choreography

  • The film and choreography is seamlessly intertwined; the camera movement is like a third dancer.
  • Juxtaposition of the vast landscape and confinement of the city depicts the contrast in emotions and relationships.
  • The film uses the unique advantage of capturing the dance performances from angles that a theatre audience wouldn’t necessarily see; thus providing a fresh perspective.
  • The locations and camera work effectively portray the storyline and narrative of the dance performance.