Choreographer Janice Parker's reflective filmic series Small Acts of Hope and Lament, shot in Edinburgh on her iPhone 6.
Janice Parker doesn’t usually perform – she’s a choreographer, facilitator and enabler of others. However, during lockdown, she began to dance daily in Holyrood Park (her local park) in what she refers to as “duets with nature”. She filmed herself on her iPhone 6 and the films became a series, shared on social media, called Small Acts of Hope and Lament. Parker has re-visited these episodic ‘sharings’ to create a new experience for the International Festival.
Dancing in the Streets is a series of films from the streets of cities around the world. Edinburgh International Festival has commissioned four of the world’s most acclaimed choreographers, Alice Ripoll from Rio de Janeiro, Omar Rajeh from Beirut, Gregory Maqoma from Soweto and Janice Parker from Edinburgh, to create short films with their dancers, responding to the past year and reflecting on their relationship with their home cities.
This is a digital performance that will be available to watch online from 20 August at 7pm to 18 September at 11.59pm. Please book a free ticket to watch this performance at home.
Janice Parker Movement, words and film
Tao-Anas Le Thanh Edit and sound-mix
Raw Material Arts Producing and management
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