Four Trinity Laban graduates have collaborated on a short dance film to be featured at FRAME, the London Dance Film Festival, in June 2016.
To the Ends of the Fingertips is produced by Trinity Laban alumni Sophie Arstall, Roswitha Chesher, Martin Collins and Elizabeth Barker. Neither narrative nor abstract, it is a surreal search for freedom and fulfilment. Set across different eras with smatterings of period props and costumes, the piece’s choreography sees the female cast slip in and out of human form.
The film unites the creative vision of filmmaker Roswitha Chesher, and choreographers Sophie Arstall and Elizabeth Barker (also known as duo Average Height Ladies). Their collective past collaborators include Candoco Dance Company, Protein Dance, Rosemary Lee and Matthias Sperling. Award-winning producer Martin Collins has worked with BBC Music, The Barbican, Southbank Centre and more.
FRAME takes place throughout June 2016 in numerous venues across Kingston Upon Thames, presented by BalletBoyz and dancescreen 2016. Aiming to be the most high profile dance film festival seen in the UK to date, it programmes cutting edge new films alongside established favourites, from Happy Feet to Fame. Over four days, a series of workshops and panels will coincide with countless dance films and even some live performance.
To the Ends of the Fingertips is a Channel 4, Big Dance and Random Acts commission, produced by Artstrust Productions, and supported by Greenwich Dance.
Image: Roswitha Chesher