15 Days of Dance: The Making of “Ghost Light”

Elliot Caplan and his fellow cameraman caught the choreographic process at different angles, in varying light, in close up and in long shot. New York City peered through the room’s large windows as they filmed, and inside a powerful intimacy reigned over the action.
Caplan’s idea was to establish with 15 Days of Dance a new standard of filmed dance preservation and at the same time to capture the choreographic process from the first step to its staged showing. Sixty-eight hours of film have been edited down not to 101 minutes.
While 15 Days of Dance is a document it is far more than that: it is an extended cinematic rumination on the making of art. See more

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