Alcatraz Dancers Capture the Difficulties of Transitioning to Life Outside Prison
"Well Contested Sites," filmed in Alcatraz Island and performed by twelve previously incarcerated dancers, captures the difficult transition into a life outside prison. In it, the dancers take us through the halls and the walls of this historical venue. Their movements are symbolic, sometimes cathartic and repetitive -- their repetition leads us too into the sort of desperate rituals of prison. With a hypnotic score by Eli Nelson, we find ourselves in claustrophobic experience that at times can feel liberating.
Courtesy of Austin Forbord.