Saturday, 28 February 2009

Image of love in songs (part 1) Josh Groban - Per Te

A translation of an amazing song Per Te (For You) by Josh Groban. Beautiful voice, touching lyrics and exquisite choreography. I really hope that people are able to feel in such a spiritual way and to know how to love.

For You (Per Te)

I breath in the air the scent of you

Little dreams had lived with me

Now I know, I don't wanna lose you

That sweetness which has no age

Your beauty has no rivals

My heart wants only you

For you, For you, I'll live

Love is gonna win

With you, With you, I'll have

Hundreds days of happiness

Hundreds nights of serenity

I'll do what you'll ask me to

I'll go always anywhere you g

I'll give all the love I feel for you

Tell me that you know the future, yet

Tell me that this is not gonna change

Without you I don't wanna exist

For you, For you, I'll live

Love is gonna win

With you, With you, I'll have

Hundreds days of happiness

Hundreds nights of serenity

I'll do what you'll ask me to

I'll go always anywhere you go

I'll give all the love I feel for you

I mustn't say it to you, by now you know it

That I would die without you

For you, For you, I'll live

Love is gonna win

With you, With you, I'll do

Everything you'll ask me to

I'll go always anywhere you go

I'll give all the love I feel for you

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

A Path of Tears (눈물이 흐르는 경로, 2004)

As always japaneses are refined in their expressions - tender Yiruma's music and stirringly philosophical animation!

Monday, 23 February 2009

Vollmond by Pina Bausch

Philippine "Pina" Bausch is a modern dance choreographer and a leading influence in the development of the Tanztheater style of dance. She is the artistic director and choreographer of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch company, based in Wuppertal in Germany. The company has a large repertoire of original pieces, and regularly tours throughout the world. Bausch began dancing from a young age. In 1955 she began studying at the Folkwang Academy in Essen directed by Germany's then most influential choreographer Kurt Jooss, one of the founders of German Expressionist dance. After graduation she won a scholarship to continue her studies at the Juilliard School in New York City in 1960, with her teachers including Anthony Tudor, José Limón, and Paul Taylor. In New York she performed with the Paul Sanasardo and Donya Feuer Dance Company, the New American Ballet, and became a member of the Metropolitan Opera Ballet Company.

Her performance is a vision that is the source of enthusiasm for some and controversy for others. Bausch's dance works, many of which are evening- long, offer different vantage points on a compelling yet bleak portrait of humanity. Often what is most vivid in Bausch's dances is the inhumanity of men and women toward each other and the callous indifference of the world that surrounds them. What has irked American dance critics since Bausch made her U.S. debut in June 1984 at the Olympic Arts Festival in Los Angeles, is not this subject matter of her work so much as her coolly neutral position in regards to the often brutal, aggressive and physically and emotionally cruel episodes in her dances. "She keeps referring us to the act of brutalization and humiliation - to the pornography of pain," said the leading dance critic Arlene Croce in The New Yorker, about Bausch's American debut. "The unsettling thing about Bausch's work, despite its originality and mastery, is that it leaves one unsure of where she stands in the moral spectrum," complained Alan Kriegsman of The Washington Post of the same debut tour.

Here it is one of my favourite works by Pina Bausch - Vollmond or “Full Moon,” in which the dancing takes place amid huge volumes of on-stage water. Male-female relations are also the dominating theme of Vollmond, but the context in which they play out is radically different. Bausch places her dancers amid cascades of water, which erupt everywhere from the ceiling to buckets to the dancers’ mouths. The set of Vollmond, for which Bausch moves downtown to Shinjuku, also features a stream that runs across the stage, in which the dancers cavort, bathe, swim—and even drown.

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Interpret me

Two arranging parties have taken a seat by the edge of the table and between them, as an imperceptible shadow, seat an interpreter. Everybody was keeping the silence.
HE was the first who took the word:
- I love you.
HER face contorted, but interpreter has given her a sign and said:
- HE says: “I’ve got patience; I’m ready to listen and to make an attempt to understand you”.
SHE hemmed and replied with bitterness:
- You always knew how to tell beautiful words, and completed actions, probably, I would never await from you.
Interpreter turned around to HIM and said:
- SHE says: “I love you too. Only love has helped me to bear everything”.
HE begun to speak and HIS voice were full of sorrow.
- I can’t take it anymore. Anything that I do – you don’t like it. You always criticize it.
Interpreter turned around to HER over again and said:
- He says: “I’ve got expanded, vulnerable EGO. It makes me perceive all your words like knocks, and I unintentionally begin to see an enemy in you”.
SHE was looking at HIM – already without an odium, already with such a compassion from which there is only a one step and a half to LOVE.
- I will try to remember about it, but you should stop being a child. It’s a time to grow up, to mature.
Interpreter has turned around to HIM…
… They were going away together, nip and tuck, almost hand in hand. On the threshold HE suddenly stopped and came up to interpreter and gave a smack on his shoulder and exclaimed:
- Buddy, you are a real professional! Where do they teach this?
Interpreter didn’t reply; He just met HER glance by his eyes and translated:
- HE says me: “I want to learn to understand her by myself”.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

The Inner Life of the Cell - I adore all this biological stuff!!!! Magic is in the air!!!!

The Inner Life of the Cell is a short 3D computer graphics animation demonstrating various biological mechanisms that occur within a white blood cell in the human body. When teaching biology, professors will often generate 3D animations to demonstrate certain concepts to their students in a much more visual way than would otherwise be possible. In the case of The Inner Life of the Cell the creators aimed for a more cinematic, as opposed to academic, feel.

David Bolinsky, former lead medical illustrator at Yale, lead animator John Liebler, and Mike Astrachan are some of the creators at XVIVO who made the movie. They created the animation for Harvard's Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. Most of the processes animated were the result of Alain Viel's, Ph.D. work describing the processes to the team. Alain Viel is an associate director of undergraduate research at Harvard University.

This is an interpretation of full version video - a part adopted for wide audience. It's a real magic - a whole universe inside of cell, example of harmony through perfect woking system:))) I like it so much!!!!!

Monday, 9 February 2009

Philippe Genty "Pierrot"

The celebrated French puppeteers Compagnie Philippe Genty demonstrate their artistry with several different kinds of figures, ranging from the human to the dreamlike. The sketches explore the nature of the puppet experience, and are tuned exactly to being viewed within the film rectangle. These “puppets” go far beyond the idea of non-human actors; they have their own sound effects, may overcome their masters, and usually do the completely unexpected. Drifting toward Niagara Falls a puppet in a boat turns off the water and walks to safety. In “Metamorphosis” man’s life becomes a kind of balloon, which is eaten by a fantastic organism and then transforms it. In “Pierrot” a marionette determines to liberate himself from the strings that control him. With freedom comes collapse. “We have explored a series of images,” says Philippe Genty, “that leave the imagination free, as in listening to music. It appeals more to the subconscious, and reveals buried feelings.

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Where do balloons go when they fly away? Does anybody know?....I've got the answer:)))

Have you ever wondered what happens to a balloon when you let go of it?... Here is the story. Amazing visuals and some excellent direction. A fantastic spot for the French TV channel Tiji called “The Balloon”. This was created by DDB Paris and answers the question “where do balloons go when they fly away?”

Such is Tiji: Le Ballon produced for French children's television by young French director Yoann Lemoine. It is one of those movies that hits the spot, so obvious an idea that one kicks oneself for not thinking of it in the first place. Yoann's premise is simple enough: what happens to that accidentally discarded balloon that floats upwards and out of reach. In a steadily escalating level of heights the balloon with the cute, cat-like face makes fleeting acquaintances until it reaches its final destination in the heavens. An animation can take the viewer to strange and unexpected worlds. Unexpected, touching, comic and exciting, the twists and turns in this upwards journey are lovingly conveyed in a perfect piece for children and adults alike. Certainly it held my class captivated yesterday. Yoann attended the Emile Cohl School, Lyon, and studied screen-printing techniques at Swindon College, London.

Friday, 6 February 2009

American Vampire Ballet By The Wicked Boy Ballet Co.

This is footage of rehearsals from of a dance play about vampires in America. Scene takes place on a subway platform late at night. Interpreted by the Wicked Boy Ballet Co, choreographed by Trevor Little, performed by Trevor Little and David Dubois. Apparently, it’s not just about vampires, it’s about the shape of the soul.

Both dancers are in beautiful form, ravishing each other through dramatic choreography. The interaction between them, viewed as a romantic relationship, looks like one wraught with grief and pathos, the struggle for dominance:)

The Wicked Boy Ballet Co. is a contemporary men’s dance/theatre group based in Boston, MA. It’s mission is to explore story telling techniques through dance from a modern perspective, and to develop the internet as a unique artistic medium for the performing arts.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Aeon - Random Dance - Wayne McGregor

Wayne McGregor is known for his experimenting with projected computer generated images onto the stage. As a trained student at José Limon School in New York, McGregor has not only worked as a dance choreographer, he also choreographs for opera, theatre, television and film as well. McGregor has also created site specific work in galleries and public spaces. His creativity is boundless.Wayne founded his own company called “Random Dance”. The same year he was appointed choreographer-in-residence at “The Place”, London. His work for Random includes the digital trilogy The Millennarium, Sulphur 16 and Aeon which has led to critically acclaimed national and international tours.

Aeon is an integrated, multi-media performance for eight dancers and their virtual partners, Aeon (earth/air) takes place in virtual, physical and screen-based space. The piece is presented in three parts. The first is an animated solo made on Wayne McGregor in collaboration with animator Timo Arnall. The second is a combination of real and digitally projected dancers - stunning effects creating a new reality, and in the third the dancers perform Wayne's lightning speed choreography and idiosyncratic movement vocabulary, bringing the performance back to the body and questioning our ideas about its limitations and extremeties....