Invisible Thread Films gave the dancers guidance on exploring ways to film, varying the formats of their shots and the use of small spaces as well as time of day to create atmosphere.
Bella Cotter: Dance is very good at expressing emotions because you have the freedom to not only communicate with your face, but also with your body.
Cara McCrystal: I think dance is effective in expressing and releasing these emotions because of the dancer being allowed to develop their own individuality through their own dancing as you would in English in school through writing or in Art through your styles and techniques. You as a dancer get to develop your own voice through your movement and as you develop as a dancer it becomes more profound. Quarantine was a challenging time for a lot of people allowing a lot of time for interpersonal struggles and reflection. A lot of people would have undergone a lot of self discovery over those few months, this being true it would only make sense that they come to discover a few of these emotions in their movements too.
The resulting film captures an eerie sense of isolation and creative connection among the young dancers while encapsulating an unique moment in time for artists and creatives.
Bella Cotter: I know for me, that dance plays a fundamental role in controlling stress relief in my life, allowing me to focus and release my frustrations that I built up. I personally struggle with the absence of direction and progression in my life, dance allowed me to put one foot in-front of the other and help me feel in control and live at peace with the frustrations in my life.
Cara McCrystal: I think that dance is such a great creative expression because there is no limit to the ways you can experiment with your own choreography and movement.