Slow Dancing

Slow Dancing is a series of 43 larger-than-life, hyper-slow-motion video portraits of dancers and choreographers from around the world, displayed on multiple screens. Each subject's movement (approximately 5 seconds long) was shot on a specially constructed set using a high-speed, high-definition camera recording at 1,000 frames per second (standard film captures 30 frames per second). The result is approximately 10 minutes of extreme slow motion. The trio of portraits will be randomly selected for each cycle, allowing viewers to simultaneously compare dancers from different styles and cultures.

What at first appears to be a series of still photographs unfolds gesture by barely perceptible gesture—a motion portrait in which each dancer's unique artistic expression and technique are revealed. Viewers can choose to focus on one dancer's complete performance or observe the interplay among the screens. The extreme slow motion enables the viewer to share privileged information about the complexity of the simplest gestures, catching details that would normally escape the naked eye.

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Slow Dancing is represented for touring and exhibition by Opus 3 Artists LLC



For Slow Dancing touring & exhibition,
please contact:
Opus 3 Artists
470 Park Ave. South
9th Floor North
New York, NY 10016
212-584-7500
info@opus3artists.com



Slow Dancing was produced by
David Michalek/Moving Portrait, Inc.

For touring & exhibition, please contact:
Opus 3 Artists
470 Park Ave. South
9th Floor North
New York, NY 10016
212-584-7500
info@opus3artists.com

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Slow Dancing
2008 Bessie Award Winner for
New Media/Installation



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