Promonews - 31st Aug 2021

Joseph Delaney directs an intense double-performance, counter-balancing the industrial/rock band Drownd with a group of contemporary dancers. 

Choreographed by Simon Donnellon, the dancers (from the Ballet Rambert school) feed off the raw aggression of the band in a deserted venue, and Delaney's surprising juxtaposition of the differing styles of performance pays off.      

JOSEPH DELANEY:

The dance sequence... charged with the sexual electricity of a club dance floor.

"We want to create a video that played on the dynamic between performer and audience, and present a two-sided performance. The band on one side, putting on a show, building up in its volence and intensity as the track moves on, with a look that’s as messy and chaotic to match.

"To the other a choreographed dance sequence that mirrors the band’s intensity but sits in direct contrast to the spontaneity of their performance with something ordered, rehearsed, and slick in a way that could be transplanted into a pop video - but one charged with the sexual electricity of a club dance floor where a pounding track like Sinner needs to be heard."

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorJoseph Delaney
ProducerRuairi Dunne
Production CompanyLEZ Creative
Executive ProducerMary Calderwood
Director of PhotographyThomas English
Focus PullerBulman Arshehit
GafferWill Stuetz
WardrobeMatt King
Make-upDaisy Moore
ChoreographerSimon Donnellon
ColouristMyles Bevan
Grading companyTime Based Arts
Director's RepresentationMarisa Garner Associates
CommissionerClaire Coulton
LabelArmalyte Industries

Promonews - 31st Aug 2021

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