9 VARIATIONS ON A DANCE THEME

by Hilary HARRIS
1966-1967 / 16mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 12' 58




This film captures dancer Bettie de Jong, a longtime member of the Paul Taylor Company, as she performs a single dance theme numerous times. Harris shot de Jong from a variety of different camera angles during twenty-five filming sessions over the course of a year, and then edited the sequences together as a montage, resulting in nine different variations on an identical series of movements. Like Maya Deren's 1945 dance film A Study in Choreography for Camera, Harris' film explores the possibilities opened up by dance on camera.

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distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 23,976 fps
sound sound
rental fee 37,00 €