Édouard Lock - Amelia

Opus Arte: OABD7009D

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Édouard Lock - Amelia


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5th Jan 2009







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Édouard Lock - Amelia

Lang, D:


Alexandre Castonguay (cello), Simon Claude (violin), Njo Kong Kie (piano & musical direction) & Nadine Medawar (vocalist)

La La La Human Steps


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The multi-award-winning dance film Amelia (2002) explores the use of point technique using extended intertwining solos, complex partnering sequences and extreme speed to generate powerful performances with unexpected moments of tender emotion and serenity. Lock uses intricate choreography for both camera and dancers, creating amazing and constantly shifting points of view. Trademark performances, brilliant and relentless, combined with the delicate sensual lighting of André Turpin and the minimalist environment of a giant wooden box with rounded forms that seems to have no exit, create a disturbingly exquisite and moving experience. The original score, written by David Lang for violin, cello, piano and voice, combines evocative minimalism with lyrics from five of Lou Reed's most famous works, created in the 60s for The Velvet Underground.

‘Amelia is nothing but dance, brilliantly shot, relentlessly in your face, astonishingly fast. The lesson of Amelia… is to dance this hard, this fast, this gloriously while you still can.’ Los Angeles Times

‘Dazzling and frenetic’ Le Figaro

Bonus material/features:

Commentaries by Édouard Lock.

25 years La La La Human Steps - with a production overview, fact sheets and unique video and photo material from celebrated productions including Human Sex, 2, Salt, New Demons and Infante c’est destroy.

On-screen biographies of all the artists and the main creative crew.

Note: This Blu-ray Disc (BD) is not compatible with standard DVD players


LENGTH: 130 Mins

SOUND: 2.0 & 5.0 PCM


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