Topic II

Pascal Baes

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7’10 • 1989 • ov french • France • dance, experimental, animation • 4/3

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In this "dance film" Pascal Baes and his performers dancing themself and released from their limitations, which are inherent to the stage, and recorded as a paradoxical experience, creating an optical illusion of movement with simultaneously unmoving bodies.
It’s as if the dancers are floating through the streets and alleys of Prague in a dream, meanwhile simultaneously assuming various poses. Here Baes generates a "reanimation" of the body, a choreography of lifeless puppets, controlled by the camera.
Making use of the stop-motion technique, his idiom (La Pose Longue), balances on the dividing line between synthetic grace and analytic .

camera, editing and production: Pascal Baes
sound: Jean-Jacques Palix
performers: Pascal Baes, Sara Denizot, Laurence Rondoni and Jérôme Bel
music and songs: (composer, songwriter and singer): Philippe-Jean Touscos

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