Bodies in Motion

Rooms

In Daniel Sarvis' film "Rooms," an old woman (Barbara Johnston) struggles to remember the rooms of a bygone home, as we see alternating images of a young dancer (Ana Isabel Keilson) moving within the confines of a small windowless room -- and the old woman rising from bed, leaving her apartment, and disappearing down an alley. The old woman’s slow inevitable movement away contrasts the dancer’s youthful energy, but both are seeking release. Set to Lou Harrison's "Suite for Violein and American Gamelan: Air," "Rooms" suggests familiarity and shelter, but at the same time, entrapment. What happens if the women “meet” and move outward to an indeterminate beyond?

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