Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Dance Base residency

Cagoule director and choreographer Abby Warrilow has been working with dancers Jenna Oxley, Lucy Boyles and Sophia McGregor for the past two weeks in residency at Dance Base, Edinburgh. The aim was to produce movement inspired by the darkeness of nature. The sections of film, dance and sound all come from the same ideas of disintegration, an eerie, haunting place with quirky characteristics.

Barney Strachen collaborated on the music and Lewis Gourlay and John Brown worked on the video.

On friday a showing was held to a large audience. The performance was part of something Abby hopes to take a lot further: to produce a live dance show and a dance film to parallel the live work, and of course to continue the collaborative process.

"catacomb" - A dance film from Cagoule on Vimeo.

Video projection created for live dance performance.

Directed by Abby Warrilow and Lewis Gourlay
DOP John Brown
Editor Lewis Gourlay

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Merce @ Motherwell

Motherwell College commissioned Cagoule to make a dance film to showcase their current contemporary dance students. Choreographed by Abby Warrilow and directed by Abby and Lewis. Abby worked with the students for three months prior to the shoot to perfect the choreography. The film was an opportunity for Lewis to experiment with new creative lighting techniques and also test the canon 7D camera system in low and high contrast lighting conditions. Many thanks to experienced DOP Richard Steel, AC Aaron Boucher and 2nd AC Ryan Blackwood.

"Circline" - A Dance Film from Cagoule on Vimeo.

Music by Glass Candy