Marianne Kim is now hard at work creating her dance film inspired by the themes chosen by our audience: notice only the crooked lines and 1984 by George Orwell. Get your tickets for the digital premiere of Edition 23 on May 1.
Why are you interested in making dance film?
Creating a dance film satisfies my long standing interest in cinema, installation art, design, and the performing arts. For me, making dance films is best described by Richard Wagner’s term gesamtkunstwerk, a total work of art.
Tell us a little about your creative process…
I like to start by asking myself what is the dumbest thing I could do and then I do a lot of research.
Name a film that changed your life.
A Room With A View had me destroying my hair at the age of 15 with I-wanna-have-Helena Bonham Carter-hair perms. It was not pretty. The films of Hal Hartley were a big artistic influence when I was in college, but I would put Tarkovsky and Kurosawa in my top five for biggest influences.
Name a dance performance that changed your life.
I saw Sankai Juku’s UNETSU – The Egg Stands out of Curiosity on VHS my second year of undergrad and it was life changing. I remember looking at their movement vocabulary and was convinced my body wanted to move like them. It was also the first time I saw an immersive stage environment (water filled stage, sculpture, exquisite lighting).
If we were going to spend the day with you hanging out with you, what would we do?
It really depends, but museums/galleries are my usual go to places for visitors. However, if you’re 11 we would go bowling. If you’re 15 – 20 we would go to the movies. If you’re over 21 and under 70 we would go see a show and have a late dinner. If you’re over 70 we would go to the Korean spa and have an early dinner.
What is your favorite drink and where do you get it?
Hendricks dry martini, up and with a twist, topped with a spritz of vermouth (from an atomizer)…..unless someone has a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon to share.
If you could live in another time period, which would it be?
2100 – 2200. I would like to see where technology has taken then human race in the midst of the zombie apocalypse.