Leave Body Behind is an experimental film project of Dutch dance and performance platform WhyNot and Finnish-Colombian filmstudio Blank Blank Film, with an electronic sound score by Stiletti-Ana. The film will premiere during Cinedans Festival 2017 at EYE Filmmuseum. Four choreographers (Liat Waysbort, Marjolein Vogels, Amos Ben-Tal and Marie Goeminne) each made a scene based on different ways of ‘releasing’ the physical body: death, sexual climax and transcendent rituals. The scenes are melded into one story – a mystical quest for spiritual freedom, caught in movement.
After the screening, at 22:00 in the Foyer at EYE 1, the makers will present an audiovisual installation, and live performances by dancer Amos Ben-Tal and musician Stiletti-Ana, in which the inner world of the dancer is trying to find its way out.
Leave Body Behind is the outcome of a two-week residency in the Tolhuistuin Amsterdam.