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Ballett 16

In Ballett 16, 256 frames of a continuous dance movement were separated into 16 segments of 16 frames each. These segments were reorganised and re-photographed frame y frame. The synthetic composition resulting from the movement was re-photographed from a screen reproducing it at twice its normal speed in order to accelerate the end of the film. Using repetition and superimposition, Tscherkassky breaks down and transforms every movement of the dancer to bring out an unknown force, intrinsic to the body and to cinema itself.
Directors
Peter Tscherkassky
Year
1984
Duration
2' 35''

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