confront their simmering attraction and risk all through direct contact.
Referencing both Tango and Contact Improvisation, their movement playfully
explores each other’s presence and power. Shot
in one continuous take, the rough and ready hand-held camera improvises
within the dance, an active participant in their passionate dialogue.
This short is part of an ongoing research process investigating improvisation
with a moving camera.
Made with an international collective at Henrichshutte industrial
museum, Hattingen, Germany
Music: Olah Vince and his Balkan Romany ensemble Earth–Wheel-Sky
Cinematic Lounge Series: Dance Films Around The World, Atlanta, GA, USA
Kinesthetic Empathy Conference, Manchester University, UK (April 10)
U-M Dance on Camera Festival 9, Michigan University, USA (Feb 10)
Dance on Camera Festival (plus international
touring program) New York, USA (Jan 10)
Dance Camera Istanbul, Istanbul,
Turkey (Oct 09)
dança em foco – Festival Internacional de Vídeo &
Dança, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (09)
Interrogations AHRC conference,
Loughborough University, UK (July 09)
Screendance, The Park Gallery, Falkirk, Scotland (April 09)
PLAY09, Oaxaca, Mexico (March 09)
Moves international touring programme inc. Hungary, Brazil and Russia
Moves:Movement on Film festival, UK (April 08)
Crumb Festival, Nottingham, UK (May 08)
Dance:Film07, Edinburgh, UK (Nov 07)
Planet Hope aerial show, Hattingen, Germany (June 07)
Review in Dance Theatre Journal
Vol 23:1 Friday, October 10, 2008
'Wood’s Three’s A Crowd (2007) foregrounded the intense mutual
focus of a male/female duet, with sudden push-pull shifts of physical
and emotional dynamic captured at close quarters by the also moving camera....
Wood’s practice currently seems poised on the brink of abandoning
the traditionally distanced, directorial stance of the ‘outside
eye’ to capture proprioceptive engagement from within a mutual,
movement-led, improvisatory basis.'
Collected writing by Chirstinn Whyte on screendance and the moving image