Films from the Covid Crisis
At the beginning of the Covid Crisis, Dance Research Studio’s Artistic Director Jacky Lansley began making a series of short unedited films which focus on her feet, as a way of staying in touch with everyone. She called this project Foot Notes and invited other practitioners to make their own short foot films and send them to DRS. To date the studio has received sixteen beautiful foot films from different parts of the world, which can be viewed below, in DRS’ Facebook and Instagram feeds.
Jacky says: “Many of the films explore different environments and textures through feet – on grass, sand, stones, sea, wood- and most are bare foot with the soundscapes created as feet make contact with different outdoor and indoor surfaces. All are solitary journeys, but we have now created a web of foot journeys – and looking at these films I certainly feel less isolated. I think too the minimalism of the task has been liberating for many – reminding us that we don’t need much to create something of beauty and interest – and, too, nothing can stop us being creative!”
DRS is continuing to invite practitioners to send in their foot films to become part of the Foot Notes project: you need very little room to make a foot choreography, though make sure it is a safe environment in which to move and film; you may find it useful to choose an inspiring piece of music or soundscape– and/or your space may be your inspiration; you need a phone camera which you can hold yourself, or someone else can film you.