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A Postcard from Marc Kirschner of Tendu TV

A Postcard from Marc Kirschner of Tendu TV

By Marc Kirschner

Published on January 14, 2013

3 dance videos that should go viral (and just may, with your support!)

Marc Kirschner of TenduTV sends us a Postcard:

Marc Kirschner is the Founder and General Manager of TenduTV, a multi-platform network focused on dance and performing arts programming. Kirschner oversees TenduTV’s content acquisition efforts and distribution partnerships, and works closely with industry leaders to reach and engage new and existing arts audiences.

Sharing Beautiful Illusions

January 15, 2013


Marc Kirschner recommends that all dance enthusiasts check out the following three videos:

Beautiful Illusion.
 

Beautiful Illusion

The film's very title addresses the idea of pain for gain in dance, a topic that strikes close to home for the dancer and choreographer, Olivia Ratcliffe.

Ratcliffe began dancing ballet at the age of 3. She pursued her formal education at the Royal Ballet School and the English National Ballet School. Work-wise, she danced with SemperOper Ballet and DanceCyprus. Sadly, she was forced to put away her flats as chronic Tendinitus was causing her excruciating pain. She bravely pursued a different career path in Graphic Design, but dance lingered in her heart. There was a message in her experience that needed to be communicated.

Aaron Buckney and Jessica Taylor, the producer and the co-director of Beautiful Illusion, were both film students at the University of Gloucestershire when Ratcliffe approached them to collaborate on a film.

The result was Beautiful Illusion.

Beautiul Illusion was screened at the Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema in Boulder, Colorado in 2011.
40 M Under



40 M Under
Like Beautiful Illusion, 40 M Under involves the clinical/medical, but is far from dispassionate. It is Dutch choregrapher, Alexander Ekman's first large-scale film project. Ekman conveys the chaos behind closed doors of austere institutions.

The Co(te)lette Film
 
The Co(te)lette Film trailer

 
This one's a steamy sampler of a full-fledged film by renowned English filmmaker, Mike Figgis. The Co(te)lette Film is an adaptation of a dance performance choreographed by Ann Van de Broek. Full of heaving bodies and hungry eyes, The Co(te)lette Film addresses the 'female awakening.'
 
For more information about TenduTV http://tendu.tv/about/
For more information about Aaron Buckley and his work (http://aaronmbuckley.wordpress.com/) (http://www.openingtitles.com/)
For more information about the Sans Souci Dance Festival of Dance Cinema (http://http://tendu.tv/about/sanssoucifest.org/)
For more information about Alexander Ekman (http://www.ndt.nl/en/people/26)
For more information about Mike Figgis (www.manfrotto.com/figrig/)(http://www.myspace.com/mikefiggis
 
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