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LANG: Amelia (NTSC)


LANG: Amelia (NTSC)

LaLaLa Human Steps:
Andrea Boardman, Nancy Crowley, Mistaya Hemingway
Keir Knight, Chun Hong Li, Bernard Martin,
Jason Shipley-Holmes, Billy Smith, Naomi Strikeman, Zofia Tujaka
Musical composition: David Lang
Musicians: Alexandre Castonguay (cello), Simon Claude (violin)
Njo Kong Kie (piano and musical direction), Nadine Medawar (vocalist)

Running time:
130 mins
Region Code:
All regions
Picture format:
16:9 Anamorphic
Sound format:
DTS Surround I LPCM Stereo
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Cat. No:
OA 0945D

The multi-award-winning dance film Amelia (2002) explores the use of point technique using extended intertwining solos, complex partnering sequences and extreme speed to generate powerful performances with unexpected moments of tender emotion and serenity.

Lock uses intricate choreography for both camera and dancers, creating amazing and constantly shifting points of view. Trademark performances, brilliant and relentless, combined with the delicate sensual lighting of André Turpin and the minimalist environment of a giant wooden box with rounded forms that seems to have no exit, create a disturbingly exquisite and moving experience.

The original score, written by David Lang for violin, cello, piano and voice, combines evocative minimalism with lyrics from five of Lou Reed's most famous works, created in the 60s for the Velvet Underground.

‘Dazzling and frenetic’ Le Figaro

‘Amelia is nothing but dance, brilliantly shot, relentlessly in your face, astonishingly fast. The lesson of Amelia... is to dance this hard, this fast, this gloriously while you still can.’ Los Angeles Times

‘Canadian Edouard Lock is the artist of the year.’ Le Monde
‘Like silent films oozing beauty in stark black and white imagery, so, too, does Amelia, Edouard Lock’s latest masterpiece.’ Dance Magazine

Lang, David

Njo, Kong Kie

La La La Human Steps

Castonguay, Alexandre; Claude, Simon; Medawar, Nadine; Njo, Kong Kie

Label: Opus Arte

Genre: Dance Documentary

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: OA0945D

Barcode: 809478009450

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Physical Release: 03/2006

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