SALT WATER II / Dance
Directed by Abe Abraham
Produced by Veanne Cox and David Marden
The movie is listed in competition for the 2018 PAMA for :
– Best Dance
PITCH : A dance-film featuring the world renowned Desmond Richardson.
« Founded by Abe Abraham, Abanar is a dance company formed for the purpose of expanding perceptions of movement through film. Inspired by what the camera can both hide and reveal, Abanar’s films expose a world of details that would go unnoticed in a live dance performance. Film techniques such as showing multiple perspectives, moving forward and backward in time, isolating body parts, and framing space sets the groundwork for new ways of creating and perceiving movement. For Abanar, film becomes a partner in the creation of dance from the outset: a process designed to discover how these two media can challenge each other to create a novel vision.«
Abe Abraham is the artistic director of Abanar. Mr. Abraham recieved his BFA in Dance form the Tisch School for the Arts at New York University. Mr. Abraham’s work features dancers from some of the leading dance companies in the world, including New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey, Complexions. Dutch National Ballet, and Les Grand Ballet Canadiens. His films have been presented by the Dance Films Association, The Perfrorming Arts Library (Lincoln Center), and the Makor /Steinhardt Center of the 92nd Street Y. In December 2006, Mr. Abraham curated « An Evening of Short Films » at the Makor/Steindhart Center which featured works by Samuel Beckett form the « Beckett on Film » project. Mr. Abraham’s film « Wind and Tree » has been presented at Symphony Space, Theater 80, Tribeca Screening Room, and Jack in Brooklyn. In October 2013, The New York Times called Abraham’s « Wind and Tree » a renaissance painting filled with « elegant shadowy shots of fragmented body parts and twisted limbs paired with eerie seismographic recordings of the earth’s vibration. ». Mr. Abraham’s new film series « Salt Water », featuring Desmond Richardson, will premiere at Symphony Space in November 2017.