Writer/Director: Noémie Lafrance
Producer: Natalie Galazka
Cinematographer: Bryan Newman
Editor: Brad Turner
Melt Film is a short dance film inspired by the Melt live performance work. The short film depicts a delicate, sensual and dramatic experience of the physical body in exile and surrender. Perched on a wall and wrapped in sculptural beeswax and lanolin costumes that are slowly melting away, dancers progress in euphoria and exhaustion as if approaching the sun, melting until their souls escape their ephemeral bodies and disintegrate into light.
Web Site: http://sensproduction.org/melt-film
Noémie Lafrance is a Canadian choreographer living and working in New York City. She is the artistic director and founder of Sens Production, a not-for-profit arts organization that produces her site-specific work for public space and urban architecture. Born in Riviere-du-Loup, Quebec in 1973, Noemie Lafrance began her modern dance training at De-La Salle High School in Ottawa. She pursued professional training at Les Ateliers de Danse Moderne de Montreal from 1992 – 1994. In 1994, she moved to New York to attend the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance having received a scholarship (1994 - 1997). Ms. Lafrance also studied fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York from 1998 – 1999.