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Y Chwarelwr

Centre de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne 2015 - Director : Y Chwarelwr

Choreographer(s) : Ball, Wren (United Kingdom)

Present in collection(s): Centre de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne

Video producer : Wren Ball

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Y Chwarelwr

Centre de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne 2015 - Director : Y Chwarelwr

Choreographer(s) : Ball, Wren (United Kingdom)

Present in collection(s): Centre de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne

Video producer : Wren Ball

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Y Chwarelwr

Directed, Choreographed, performed and edited by: Wren Ball

Music by: Katherine Betteridge

Filming by SSP Media: Osian Williams & Matthew Harris

Special thanks goes to Sally Mees for creating the mask and Ceri Rimmer for making the hood.

 

Y Chwarelwr (The Quarrymen) was shot in the now abandoned Welsh Quarry of Dinorwic on an a wet and stormy day. The film explores the power of a mask and how the body reacts to a new set of circumstances in an unforgiving landscape. While wearing the mask my perception of reality was altered and a sense of claustrophobia was felt. Movement became animalistic and minimal which in turn brought about a new way of responding to the external space that was not bound by predetermined steps or sequences. During the editing I wanted to further the sense of an alternate reality by introducing dream like sequences and psychedelic imagery. 

Ball, Wren

"Im an explorer of movement, taking in  inspiration from the environment around me. In my short films I use  Freerunning Breaking and Contact Improvisation as tools for my  investigation. I have been performing professionally for the last 6  years and look forward to future collaborations.Im  an explorer of movement, taking in inspiration from the environment  around me. In my short films I use Freerunning Breaking and Contact  Improvisation as tools for my investigation."

Wren Ball


 

Y Chwarelwr

The film explores the power of a mask and how the body reacts to a new set of circumstances in an unforgiving landscape...

Y Chwarelwr

Artistic direction / Conception : Réalisé, chorégraphié, interprété et monté par : Wren Ball

Choreography : Wren Ball

Interpretation : Wren Ball

Original music : Katherine Betteridge

Video conception : Tourné par SSP Media : Osian Williams & Matthew Harris

Costumes : Remerciements spéciaux à Sally Mees pour la création du masque et à Ceri Rimmer pour la capuche

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