Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sunday brunch...

Limber Notes
An Impassioned Portrait of A Street Dancer Named Olivier

“Sometimes, I don’t control my body, so I don’t know what to expect,” says dancer and sometime model Olivier Chapusette, in this intimate short from Irish photographer-turned-filmmaker Linda Brownlee. “This isn’t just dance—it’s everything,” he says, while the therapeutic nature of dancing, he suggests, “helps me to be a better person.” The Haitian-born, Brussels-based street dancer is among the subjects of Brownlee’s Limber Notes, a series of compelling vignettes spotlighting performers of all ages and backgrounds. “I wasn’t looking for professional dancers or even people who were really good at it, just people who were really passionate,” she says. She has long been fascinated by the physical brilliance of dancers, which has inspired her work for The New York Times, AnOther and Twin. Limber Notes captures performers such as Chapusette in their own environment and homes, so immersed in their dance, adds Brownlee, “they forget about you.”