University of Melbourne, Faculty of the VCA and Music
In the Midst
In the Midst captures moments of human falling and action. Each minuscule muscle action, each follicle of hair and pathway of energy is slowed-down and given a chance to be appreciated as it moves through space. The eye is given more time to appreciate what the body goes through in these active moments, and the piece evokes the superhuman quality that can only be achieved on film. Reversed motions depict an effortlessness to which the dancer aspires, while emotions form in the midst of action.