The art installation and documentary giving us a new perspective to view dance from.
#FridaysForFuture A new documentary titled "Walking on Water" follows the creation process through the debut of acclaimed artist Christo's masterpiece titled "The Floating Piers". A breathtaking and massive art installation that attracted over 1.2 million visitors in the 16 day duration it was open for.
The official film description states,
"The film takes the viewer on an intimate journey into Christo’s world amid mounting madness – from complex dealings between art and state politics to engineering challenges, logistical nightmares, and the sheer force of mother nature."
While we are a dance blog, it's important to recognize parallels across the art industry, and how much we can learn from each other. At SkunkWorks, we loved reading about this film and will be seeing "Walking on Water" when it premieres in Chicago. In relationship to dance, the documentary speaks to the power experiential art has in bringing reality to the viewer, the increased worldwide interest in immersive art and the extensively detailed behind the scene process that goes into art creation.
Art will always have the ability to captivate audiences beyond our imagination and speak past the barriers of language. The more we can learn from other artists across the spectrum on genres, the stronger and more creative we are as a whole.
Learn more about this soon to be released documentary in this Bloomberg News article:
Find out when / where "Walking on Water" is showing near you:
See the film trailer here! (Please note there is strong language not suitable for children of all ages in this trailer. Parental discretion advised.)
What do you think? How have other art forms informed your perspective or choices as a dancer? What are your favorite dance inspiring art masterpieces? We want to hear from you!
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