Moving Cities commissioned in Dallas, Texas.
The acclaimed Moving Cities project steps outside of Europe this Autumn into none other than Dallas, Texas. Director Jevan Chowdhury films in Texas this September 2016 in a bid to present a fantastical Dallas suspended in dance.
The real-time documentary borderline cinematic art installation sponsored by Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau will feature dance companies Dallas Black Dance Theatre, Bruce Wood Dance Project, Dance Council of North Texas and TITAS among others.
Using Chowdury’s trademark kinetic cinematography Moving Dallas will marry classical ballet and line dancing cowboys against the iconic Dallas cityscape as well as hidden streets, freeways and ferris wheels. The film released in November 2016 will feature alongside a series of magical realist stills. Expect this to be a stunning addition to the Moving Cities series.
As Chowdhury explains:
“There is no better time to explore the cultural heart of America. Dallas, a mythical city rich in American legend, has accelerated full speed into the 21st Century. Big cars, trucks and skylines – it truly is a stage for its amazing dance talent. How the local dance artists will grace their city and physically respond is of huge interest”.
Chowdhury founded Moving Cities in 2014. It stems from his love of dance and fascination with the standardisation and mechanisation of cities. The project has transformed from a cultural European initiative to a award winning global inventory with planned productions in Nairobi and Barcelona planned for 2017.
Moving Dallas will launch early November 2016. Discover more at www.moving-cities.com