Dance Improvisation & Film Making
During the screening we will present Isaac Zambr’s films titled Hool. The film features, among other dancer & artist Kirstie Simson, who will join us (online) to talk about her artistic practice and philosophy, also in the context of improvisation and creation of artistic films.
Mérida Yucatán México
The inspiration for this film was a long-abandoned hacienda, Hool, in Merida, Mexico – its striking architectural features, the haunting atmosphere of weathered chambers, its slow return to nature’s domain, the impression of time suspended.
In the span of a single day, from sunrise to sunset, Mexican architect & filmmaker Isaac Zambra and cameraman Mario Morales Rubí followed dancers Kirstie Simson (UK) and Martin Piliponsky (Argentina) as they moved through different spaces in the hacienda compound. The imprint of the histories contained within its walls shaped the dancers’ improvisations. Ghosts of past, present, and future are listened to—and live again—through the dancers’ embodied expression, honouring the mysteries of life.
Dancers: Kirstie Simson & Martin Piliponsky
Photography: Mario Morales Rubí & Isaac Zambra
Music: Jorge Zambra
Production: Karla Solis
Direction and edition: Isaac Zambra