Dance and Music in an Unexpected Setting
August 2, 2013

In this mesmerizing music video, choreographer Emery LeCrone creates an intimate interaction between two dancers in the exposed-brick attic of a Harlem church. The movers share the naturally lit space with Arcade Fire violinist Sarah Neufeld. With her back to them, the musician performs her driving, melancholy new solo work, “Forcelessness.”

Featuring Pierre Guilbault and Kaitlyn Gilliland, who have danced for Pam Tanowitz and New York City Ballet, respectively, the video is the debut project of Brooklyn arts group PRESSUR.ES. Founders Derrick Belcham, a filmmaker, and Ruby Kato Attwood, a visual artist, plan to create a 10-part video series exploring the relationships between music, choreography and film. The lineup includes up-and-coming New York–based dancemakers Beth Gill, Miguel Gutierrez and Emily Terndrup, paired with musicians who have worked with Fleet Foxes, Philip Glass, Bon Iver and others.

Watch the first installment here:

PRESSUR.ES | 01 | Sarah Neufeld “Forcelessness” from PRESSURES on Vimeo.

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