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MORNING

2022  —  5 min

“Morning” is a tribute to those we’ve lost to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is set to a commissioned reimagining of the traditional Appalachian spiritual “Bright Morning Stars” arranged and performed by Robinson & Rohe.

 

This film is a way of feeling grief, of letting the heart break. It is a deep breath. It is a prayer: to dance with sand and water and earth and people and know that we are connected. It is a remembrance of the humans that have left imprints on our lives. In that sense, we never lose them.

 

May our collective reflection on this period bring us closer to each other. There is connection all around us. There are people whose hands we can hold. Together, we must go forward.

Director / Choreographer: Holly Wilder

Dancers: Victoria Daylor, Christofer Luis Medina, Haley Sung

Cinematographer: Duncan Wilder

Assistant Director: Victoria Daylor

Music: Robinson & Rohe

FEATURES:

Dance Magazine's Friday Film Break – July 2022

AWARDS:

BEST SHORT DANCE FILM – 2022 NewGrounds Dance Film Collection

FINALIST - 2023 ROLLOUT Dance Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS:

2022 NewGrounds Dance Film Collection

2022 Lights Dance Festival

2022 Rethink Dance Film Festival

2023 Dance Camera West

2023 Third Coast Dance Film Festival

2023 ROLLOUT Dance Film Festival

2023 Kinetoscope International Screendance Film Festival

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