BERLIN FASHION FILM FESTIVAL 2022
Best Experimental (2022)
BERLIN FASHION FILM FESTIVAL 2022 (Best Experimental)
The Staggering Girl
|Title of Piece:||The Staggering Girl|
|Producer(s):||Laurens Neels & Jessica Rooker|
|Creative Director:||Chris Kokkeel|
|Director of Photography:||Katja van den Broeke|
|Costume Design:||Peter George D'Angelino Tap|
|Hair & Makeup:||Elena Ivona|
|Music/Sound Design:||Casper van Deuveren|
|Casting Director:||Chris Kokkeel|
|Additional Credits:||Perla Pace|
|Additional Credits:||Emma Mazzi|
|Additional Credits:||Alicia Pin|
|Additional Credits:||Riko Higurashi|
|Additional Credits:||Robin van Sliedregt|
|Instagram Tag:||@chris.kokkeel / @laurens_neels / @jessicarooker / @katjavandenbroeke / @dangelinotap /@elenaivona.nl / @pearldance / @_emma.ballet_ / @aliciapin_ / @riko_higurashi_ballet / @robinvsliedregt / @denationaleballetacademie / @spektr.studio|
|Short Synopsis:||The Staggering Girl is a choreographic film which expresses the staggering situation of the individual in confrontation with her inner essence; the source of the quest for identity and existence. Trough a choreographic ‘dream’ of elegance, suspense and emotion the spectator will be carried into an elusive encounter with the passion; the omnipresent sensation reigning from the subconsciousness.
We touch the sprezzatura (“studied nonchalance”) to integrate ‘dance’ and ‘fashion’ into our personal identity, and use it as a natural manner of expression. The couture is especially designed for this film by Dutch couturier Peter George D’Angelino Tap, and the point-shoes of the ballerina’s are choreographed as fashion heels.
The dancing ‘characters’ of The Dutch National Ballet Academy are representing the complex interaction between all emotion, with the centralized position of the passion as main character, in search for room. Reflection is an important theme; Who am I? How is the relation of the inner essence to the external world?
We create a certain stylistic dynamic of contrasts and cross-overs, and take the freedom to embrace the ambiguity of life. The aim is to create a real ‘dancing’ movie; in making the camera dance, and the dancer ‘talk’; trough filmic expression and musicality. As a director I see a lot of potential in the synergy of dance, film and fashion. And I would like to make a kick-start with this short-movie!