What if, you can be all of who you are and still allow another? That just for one night, judgement no longer exists? What if, an intimacy of touch, a truth of want, Swivels around your doubt and trusts? What if, love is not a gender, it is a swivel of the heart?
Swivel is a short gender fluid dance story by Award winning director Lois Norman, starring the trailblazing Iron&Sparks. With visceral Cinematography by Teryl Brouillette, powerful Sound Design by Jemma Cholawo and Helen Mountfort ‘s moving cello score, Swivel moves to express the bravery it takes, to explore sexuality and self, with true equality, acceptance and compassion.
…are Henri T and Rachel Sparks. They explore sexuality and play with the outdated traditions of Ballroom dancing by always swapping the lead and follower roles in all their performances. They display equality in their dancing as a political statement. By performing they aim to open the eyes of the audience to think differently about partner dancing and what it reflects in society in terms of gender constructs, relationship dynamics and individual potential. Their aesthetic vision reflects their inner connection… no movement is without meaning and intention or for the sake of beauty itself. Combining their backgrounds in visual arts, contemporary dance and embodiment practice with their Latin and Ballroom training, Iron&Sparks produce work to make an impact, tell a story and touch into the very thing that makes us human.
“Exceptionally powerful balletic movement of energy between two people.
A Superb soundscape. Great cinematography and choreography in this moving dance piece.”
Women over Fifty Film Festival 2020, Judge’s Special Mention
‘Beautiful, tender, iconoclastic’
Beeston Film Festival 2020 – B’Oscar Nominee: A Better Place
‘This moved me to tears! One of the most stunning pieces of dance-on-film I have probably ever seen – in fact, the best one I have seen.’
Catfish Shorts –Winner, Splash Award 2020
‘A beautiful and tender expression of love that deftly danced around our notions of gender.’
Bendigo Queer Film festival -Winner Best International Short Film 2020
“An artful dance, and so much more; a moment of pure poetry and beauty.”
Brighton Rocks International Film Festival – Best Art House Film & Best Score 2019