Art & Fashion Category

Varsha Panikar & Saad Nawab Create a Portrait of Tender Intimacy in Visual Poem ‘Bodies of Desire’

Art & Fashion

30th November, 2021

Varsha Panikar and Saad Nawab discuss the intimacy workshops they conducted to get their non-actor performers ready for their intimate short.

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A Stylised Contemporary Female Fighter Is Reborn in Camila Arroyo’s Dance Fashion Film ‘Soldaderas’

Art & Fashion

22nd November, 2021

Camila Arroyo outlines the intense self-reflection and on the job learning required to feature in and direct her collaborative dance/fashion film.

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Perception Alters Reality in Juliette Hüsler & Filip Piskorzynski’s Multidimensional Short ‘Mirage’

Art & Fashion

15th November, 2021

Co-directed with Filip Piskorzynski, Juliette Hüsler discusses the methods behind their experimental depiction of perception's influence on reality.

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Beauty Meets Brutality in Kristian van Kuijk’s Sensing Expanding Meta-Dance Film ‘Chambers’

Art & Fashion

10th November, 2021

Kristian van Kuijk describes shooting with a vintage Bolex for his expressive 16mm dance film which re-imagines the use of descriptive audio.

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Cars and Choreography Collide in Alice Fassi’s Compelling Corporate Collaboration ‘Vogue-Maserati’

Art & Fashion

3rd November, 2021

Alice Fassi explains how shooting on 16mm helped to provide artistic integrity and avoid a stereotypical ad look for her branded film.

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Joy Isabella Brown Celebrates the Unique Physicality of Basketball Through Dance in ‘Box Out’

Art & Fashion

2nd November, 2021

Joy Isabella Brown breaks down how she created the visceral feel of dance short 'Box Out' through close camerawork and basketball-inspired choreography.

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Sebastian Hill-Esbrand Extols the Need to Proudly Celebrate Diverse Womxn Bodies & Spirits in ‘Booty Freedom’

Art & Fashion

22nd October, 2021

Sebastian Hill-Esbrand explains why his celebratory dance short spurred him to build a female-centric team of collaborators in front of & behind the camera.

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Nature, Movement & Fashion Coalesce in Felicia Manning’s Restorative Dance Film ‘The Best Ain’t Happened Yet’

Art & Fashion

14th October, 2021

Director Felicia Manning takes DN inside the creation of her joyous experimental dance ode to the liberating sensations of freedom, nature and lightness.

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Caraz Straddles the Gap Between Childhood & Adulthood in the Surreal ‘Do Butterflies Remember Being Caterpillars?’

Art & Fashion

12th October, 2021

Caraz discusses the unpredictable and childlike choreography behind her surreal dance exploration of the dichotomy between childhood and adulthood.

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Life Is a Journey Not a Destination in Christopher Hanany’s Free-Flowing Spiritual Dance Short ‘The Way’

Art & Fashion

6th September, 2021

Christopher Hanany talks to DN about the benefits he found in trusting his performers and embracing their spontaneity for spiritual dance short 'The Way'.

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Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah Challenges the Aestheticising of Black Lives in Ardent Visual Poem ‘Gold Token’

Art & Fashion

30th August, 2021

Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah explains how she channelled her frustration with the surface level activism of the BLM movement into her visual poem 'Gold Token'.

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Tony Wang Encourages Us to Share Our Inner Emotions Through One-Take Dance Short ‘Kindred Bodies’

Art & Fashion

17th August, 2021

Tony Wang reveals how the creative distillation of his dance film resulted in its emotive choreography being captured in a single observational shot.

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