The dance of the quail. First movement

Director:  Chus Dominguez & Elena Cordoba

Title in English: The dance of the quail. First movement
Original title: La danza de la codorniz. Primer movimiento

2011 / Spain / DVcpro / 7’/ Experimental / Colour

Script: Chus Dominguez, Elena Cordoba; Photography: Chus Dominguez; Editing: Chus Dominguez; Sound: Chus Dominguez; Leading actors: Elena Cordoba;
Producer: Jesus M. Dominguez

In the film by Jean Luc Godard’s “Vivre sa vie” Elena Córdoba, choreographer and dancer, heard a small dialog that talked about the nature of chickens and soul. From that text arose the idea of reviving the body of a quail ready to be cooked, and, following Godard, finding in it the soul of the dancer posthumously.

Visual artist who uses video and film as tools and documentary as language. Work with elements coming directly from reality to construct a narrative from them are among experimental and poetic. His video-and film pieces have toured international festivals.
He teaches several workshops on audiovisual production. Since 2009 collaborates with the Master in practical arts and visual culture at the University of Alcalá, and since 2007 working as a programmer of courses and film and video cycles in MUSAC (Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon).


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