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.
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.
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.
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.