DRAMATIC, ARTISTIC AND EMOTIVE, choreographer and filmmaker Celia Rowlson-Hall's Unto the Locusts features the director herself in the first chapter, emerging from the fallen-leaf-laden earth and descending back into mirrored waters, Ophelia style.
I am enamored of the short and everything about it; the costumes, the headpieces, the soundtrack, the glorious fall setting at the start, succeeded by vulnerable nudity and a wide-open ocean sky. And lastly, pointe work amidst candles. Of course, at the heart of the film is dance.
December began this week, almost requiring a shift in vibe to a more festive sort. With colder days and shorter nights, I'm not quite ready to let go of fall's moody brooding. Especially not with inspiration like this.
Unto the Locusts, directed by Celia Rowlson-Hall for Metal Magazine. www.celiarowlsonhall.com