The Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble presents TO YOUR CONSTANT EMBRACE, THE CLOUD STREAM SWAYS
“To Your Constant Embrace, The Cloud Stream Sways” is a new dance and music film by Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble that talks about our current condition of being alone together and invites us into a world of inspiring and interwoven interaction in 5 cities of 4 different countries. The 13-minute short features choreography, editing and costumes by Michele Brangwen and music composed and arranged by Danielle Reich.
Take a look below!
“To Your Constant Embrace, The Cloud Stream Sways” is performed by dancers Robin Gilbert, Yuritzi Govea, Cristian Laverde KÃ¶nig and Michele Brangwen, singer Danielle Reich, trumpeter Tim Hagans, bassist Thomas Helton and drummer Anders Mogensen.
Michele Brangwen shares this statement:
âWhen we started this project in October, it looked like the coming winter months were going to be really tough. We had just released a film project that we had created in the spring and summer and I thought it was going to be. was really important that we continue to create a work together during this time. I wanted to create a new work that would be an invitation to release some of the sadness, an invitation to experience a kind of universal oneness that exists from our humanity shared, something heartwarming and welcoming. Composer Danielle Reich wrote and arranged an incredibly beautiful song called “Come on, come on”, with lyrics by the poet Rumi. Although abstract, the poem seems to me to be about inclusion and forgiveness, both mutual forgiveness and forgiveness to ourselves. Raymond Todd, a poet friend of mine, says forgiveness opens the door to love, to unity. “
Brangwen continues, âWe realized when we started this project that two dancers would soon be out of the country to help their family members in need, so we decided to film them themselves dancing where they would be. . It was so exciting to find out that these acts of love on their part would make these beautiful and contrasting places a part of the movie. Their sequences were so rich and organic, and as a filmmaker, it was so exciting. to work with. Our ensemble has members who reside in New York City, Houston, Texas and Odense, Denmark. This new project also included footage from Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico and Cali, Colombia. “