The Hunt

The Hunt

Producer/Directors: Marlene Millar and Philip Szporer
Co-production: Bravo!FACT, National Film Board Filmmakers Assistance Programme grantee
Director of Photography: Michael Wees
Editor: Mark Morgenstern
Dancer: Peter Trosztmer
Choreography: Sharon Moore
Original Music: Derek Aasland
Broadcaster: Bravo!/CTV
Produced with the support of Bravo!FACT
Canada/2005/16mm/colour/4:43 min.
Available on DVD, BTC SP, Digital BTC

The intensity of an internal struggle manifests itself externally, as revealed through an intimate, fragmented view of dancer, Peter Trosztmer, as choreographed by Sharon Moore.

Comments

“This piece is riveting. I saw it at MoPix 2005. If this is what dance film is about, then bring it on.” – Brent Asper, Bravo!FACT website
“A riveting close- up of a man’s body experiencing the adrenaline rush of a life-or-death encounter.” – Robert Johnson, Star-Ledger, Dec 30, 2005
“Un solo absolutement bouleversant.” -Isabelle Poulin, Radio-Canada, Desautels, Mar. 3, 2006
“Au chapitre de l’étonnement, attirons l’attention sur la prouesse des réalisateurs Marlene Millar et Philip Szporer et du danseur Peter Trosztmer dans une chorégraphie de Sharon Moore. En moins de cinq minutes, sans paroles et dans un gros plan impitoyable qui montre chaque muscle, The Hunt est un pur concentré de toute la tension et la transformation physique que nécessite le fait de se mettre en danse.” – Aline Apostolska, La Presse, Mar. 9, 2006
“Dancer Peter Trosztmer is terrifyingly intense and self-contained in a piece about control… It’s only a few minutes long for a reason; it packs a wallop.” – John Griffin, The Gazette, Mar. 11, 2006
“Marlene Millar and Philip Szporer direct the incomparable Peter Trosztmer, a Montreal dancer, in the stunning solo, The Hunt.” – Susan Walker, The Toronto Star, Nov 2005

Festivals

Schwenkhalle, Bremen, Germany – 07/08
Sala Parpalló, Valencia, Spain – 2008
International Dance Film Festival, Yokohama, Japan – 02/08
Territoris danza, Canal 33, Spain – 01/08
Midoc_Arte International Competition, Milan, Italy – 09/ 07
Vdance, Tel-Aviv – 05/07
Montreal Underground Film Festival – 05/07
Pas de danse, pas de vie (Intl Dance Day), Montreal, Canada – 04/07
IDN: Festival of Dance and the Moving Image, Barcelona, Spain – 03/07
Rendez-vous du cinéma québecoise – 02/07 (Nominated for Prix à la Création Artistique du Conseil et Arts et des Lettres du Québec)
VIII Festival Internacional de Video-Danza de Buenos Aires, Argentina – 12/06
Flint Institute of Arts – Flint MI – 12/06
Dance on Screen – Italy Tour (Bassano, Florence, Ferrara) – 11/06
Dance on Screen – London, UK – 11/06
Kinodance Internaitoanl Dance Film Festival – St Petersburg, Moscow, Ekaterinburg, Russia – 11/06
Ultima Film – Dance for Camera, Oslo, Norway – 10/06
Festival Kino Tanca – Lodz, Poland – 09/06
American Dance Festival/Dancing for the Camera 07/06
Cinedans – Amsterdam, Netherlands – 06/06
Napolidanza – Naples, Italy – 05/06
Commonwealth Film Festival, Manchester, UK – 04/06
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor – 03/06
Festival international du film sur l’art, Montréal, Canada – 03/06
Moving Pictures Festival of Dance on Film and Video – program for Dance Ontario’s Dance Weekend, Toronto, Canada – 01/06
Reel Dance on the Road tour – U of Lethbridge, Vancouver, Peterborough, Ottawa, Montreal – 02-06/06
Dance on Camera Festival, New York, USA – 01/06 (Nominated for 34th Annual Dance Film Association Jury Prize)
Moving Pictures Festival of Dance on Film and Video, Toronto, Canada – 11/05
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