Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels is presenting Beach Birds for Camera, a film by Elliot Caplan with choreography by Merce Cunningham. This screening is presented in collaboration with the Royal Opera House as part of the first Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels Festival in London.
Beach Birds for Camera is an adaptation of a dance work originally made for the stage, adding three additional dancers. This film combines different shooting locations, black and white and colour film, and Dolby stereo sound to present dance through the visual medium of film.
The film programme of the Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels Festival is co-produced in collaboration with the CN D - centre national de la danse.
Photo © Merce Cunningham Trust