PERISCOPE

 JUNE 2018

CO-DIRECTED & FILMED BY ALEXIS YOUNG
OFFICIAL SELECTION OF 92Y MOBILE DANCE FILM FEST

 

"The smartphone camera offers myriad perspectives to view a dancer: up close, faraway, god’s eye, in the round. Periscope (Paige Barnett/Alexis Young) opens with an elegant woman sitting at a vanity, going through the pre-performance ritual of making up her face. One moment, we are she, gazing at ourselves in the mirror; next, we are the mirror, watching her poke and prod at her face. Sometimes, we are above her, detached from her machinations. It’s not just the viewpoints that hopscotch from first to third, from limited to omniscient. Our emotions do too, from sympathetic to anxious to objective and back again."  -Erin Bomboy, Dance Enthusiast