2001 - 5.30 mins

A parasitic presence has completely taken over the body of its host while allowing its movements and mannerisms to remain intact; a pas de deux from classical ballet has been restaged frame by frame with the two original dancers replaced by four new dancers. The movement remains continuous, but in each frame a different person occupies the dancers’ body spaces.

The White Swan pas de deux from Swan Lake as originally danced by Marina Semenova and Yuri Kondratov in 1946 is re-enacted by Yalckun Abdurehim, Matthew Hawkins, Camille Litalien and Franziska Rosenzweig.

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(5 minutes, colour, 2001, super-16 original – 35mm/DCP)

Dance Captain – Matthew Hawkins
Dancers – Yalckun Abdurehim, Camille Litalien, Franziska Rosenzweig

Produced, Directed and Edited by Paul Bush
Camera – Paul Bush
Music – P Tchaikovsky
Production Assistant – Adi Wolotski
Camera for ‘The Making of’ – Adi Wolotski
Copyright Ancient Mariner Productions 2001

An Ancient Mariner Production for the Arts Council of England

Il Coreografo Elettronico Award – Napolidanza 2003, Italy
Commissioned by the Arts Council of England for the Capture Tour UK 2001-2
McLaren Now! International tour 2014