Directors: Marlene Millar and Philip Szporer
Producers: Marlene Millar and Philip Szporer
Commissioned by Springboard
A ContainR production for presentation in recycled shipping containers housing free screenings of performance films during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Choreographer & Performer: Jeff Hall
Director of Photography: Michael Wees
Editor: Dexter X
Sound design/editing: Ariel Santana
Music composition: Ariel Santana & Dexter X
FALLING is a short dance film commissioned by containR and created in collaboration with choreographer and dancer Jeff Hall.
Based on the true events of Jeff’s journey after taking a life changing fall that left him unable to walk, and his subsequent fight to regain his physicality, FALLING gives us a peek into the emotion, the struggle and the pure intent of focus that can bring a man back from such a thing. Yet it cannot help but its leave its mark, the man is indelibly changed, and the story is forever written in the body. The film celebrates this history of the body, the challenge of losing then re-finding mobility, and the subversive, absurd and sometimes tragic ways physicality weaves itself through our lives.
Jeff Hall is known for blending spectacular athleticism with artistic eclecticism and bringing humor, dialogue, and physical performance together on stage.
“There were excursions into… high-end finish from established, international ‘names’, such as Marlene Millar and Philip Szporer’s spotlit, fragile Falling.”
-Chirstinn Whyte, realtime 97, 2010
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