D is for Dance

Director Maya Deren not only choreographs the characters in her films she also brillantly choreographs the camera in its movements and speed, resulting in fine art films such as the above Ritual in Transfigured Time. She suspends time highlighting the intricate movements of hair, fabric, earth and skin even intensifies them by introducing wind elements, everything is dancing. Her films are familiar as though they were dreamt last night ambiguous to all but the director herself.

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