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STREAMING PERIOD IS OVER

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FILMMAKER
HENRY WURTZ

The first images for A Liminal Space came to Henry back in 2019, envisioning a life-size cube structure with a dirt floor and removable walls. The concept grew over the course of the next few years, culminating in the production of this dance film with SDC.  

Henry and choreographer Bruno Roque previously worked together on Bruno's The Space Between Us for SDC's Continuum program in 2020, as well as on a music video project for the band Fretland.

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A LIMINAL SPACE

World Premiere September 8, 2022

Runtime: 13 minutes

 

Conceived & Directed by Henry Wurtz

Choreographed by Bruno Roque

Music by Fabian ReimAir

Dancers: Leah Terada & Liane Aung

 

liminal (adjective): relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process; occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold

 

With original concept by Henry Wurtz and signature choreography by Bruno Roque, A Liminal Space draws us into a sensory journey, challenging the audience to consider how times of discomfort and trepidation can lead to moments of freedom and discovery.  An 8’ dynamic cube serves as the film’s central set piece through which two dancers transcend multiple environments.  Original music by Fabian ReimAir provides a moving backdrop.

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CHOREOGRAPHER
BRUNO ROQUE

Bruno has been an integral partner with SDC since the company's founding. As a choreographer, director, cinematographer and editor, Bruno brings a unique aesthetic and clear point of view to every artistic project.  Bruno and filmmaker Henry Wurtz previously worked together on The Space Between Us for SDC's Continuum program in 2020, and on a music video project for the band Fretland.

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DANCER
LEAH TERADA

Leah makes her return to SDC following her 2020 appearance in SeaPertl's The Only Thing You See Now, filmed by Henry Wurtz for SDC's Continuum program.

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DANCER

LIANE AUNG

This is Liane's second project with SDC and second time working with choreographer Bruno Roque, having been part of SDC's inaugural Program One in 2019.  

THE CUBE

The 8’ cube at the center of the film acts as both a space of confinement and one of transition. It was cleverly constructed with removable walls and ceiling, to accommodate a variety of camera angles, as well as being able to collapse for travel to multiple locations.

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SPECIAL THANKS
Chad Kent Design
Anne & Philippe Dor
Hannah Guggenheim & Colette Nelson
Pacific Northwest Ballet
Kory Rhoades
Sharon & Dave Swoboda

Photos: Henry Wurtz ©Ansel Luchau, Bruno Roque ©Elizabeth Dougherty, Leah Terada ©Elizabeth Dougherty, Liane Aung ©Ansel Luchau, Liane Aung & Leah Terada ©Ansel Luchau