Genre:

Ballet

Release Date:

Jan 2009

Recorded:

2002

Number of Discs:

1

Sound:

2.0 & 5.0 PCM

Subtitles:

FR, DE, ES, IT

Aspect Ratio:

1080p High Definition / 16:9

Display:

NTSC

Catalog Number:

OABD7009D

Amelia

Alexandre Castongua (Cello); Simon Claude (Violin); Njo Kong Kie (Piano & Musical Direction); Nadine Medawar (Vocalist);

Njo Kong Kie

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. 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.

Reviews

"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)

"Dazzling and frenetic." (Le Figaro)

Extra features

'25 years La La La Human Steps' with a production overview, fact sheets and unique video and photo material. On-screen biographies of all the artists and the main creative crew.