Atrophy 5 November 2011

Atrophy by Palesa Shongwe03_P2011-0133

Palesa Shongwe, South Africa, 2010, video, 7:45 min

Picture, poetry, voice and music are woven together into a contemplative short film about the lingering memory of youth, the loss of spontaneity and the quiet fear of growing still – of growing up.  Using dance as a metaphor, this visual composition reflects on how, in growing up, freedom and self-expression can become stifled.  This is also an exploration of the places dancing occupies in our everyday lives – connecting us to our selves, community, heritage and god.

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