A mesmerising new ballet art film presents an unprecedented record of movement.
Dancers from prestigious ballet companies, designer garments, exquisite lighting and state-of-the-art filmmaking technology combine in a work-of-art that showcases the extreme athleticism and sublime beauty in dance as never before.
Featuring elite dancers from The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Theatre, The Royal Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Queensland Ballet and Projection Dance, ‘missed nuance’ uses ultra-slow motion photography to ‘slow time’, revealing a mesmerising spectacle of dance movement.
“Subtle gradations in movement, light skimming across a dancer’s physique, muscles activating, ligaments stretching, fabrics flickering, bending and floating – countless moments of expression are missed – lost to speed.
“While photography reveals instants of such beauty, ‘missed nuance’ captures all,” says artist Niv Novak.
“What a thrill it is to see these
amazing dancers captured is such exquisite detail and at a speed that we can
see the sheer grit and power that goes into making dance that inspires with its
beauty. It is a glimpse at the sublime captured by one who is also an artist
and a great supporter of our art.”
David McAllister AM, Artistic Director, The Australian Ballet.
“Niv has created a beautiful reference record of
dance movement which serves as an invaluable tool in the study of dance
technique and artistry.”
Li Cunxin AO, Artistic Director, Queensland Ballet.
Missed Nuance’ is a breathtaking study of the relationship between movement and fabric and the role fashion plays in elevating and inspiring the artistry of dance.
Curated by costume designer Belinda Pieris ‘Missed Nuance’ showcases the talents of leading Australian fashion designers and couturiers including Akira Isogawa, Jason Grech, Con Ilio, Belinda Pieris, Robyn Black, Gwendolynne and Georgia Chapman.
“The stunning ripples in fabric are spellbinding, brought to life by the dancer’s artistry and captured on film like never before” Belinda Pieris, Designer
“I’ve been in the fashion industry for over two decades and I have never seen fabric move and come alive the way that Niv’s work demonstrated, absolutely breathtaking!” Jason Grech, Designer
Missed Nuance’s original score was created by Melbourne-based composer Troy Rogan who has conceived a sound world reflecting the grace and beauty of the stunning visuals. With a tranquil and delicate tone, the music invites listeners to fall trance to the breathtaking splendour of the slow-motion medium.
Film and online viewing: ‘missed nuance’ the movie is available worldwide on iTunes from today.
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Todd Anthony – Creative Director of Fashion