Tanz und Ekstase: Alain Platels VSPRS (Documentary)

2007, 72 min
Director: Sophie Fiennes
Producer: Amoeba, Lone Star, ZDF

Alain Platel’s VSPRS has been called “the weirdest, most shocking and provocative dance performance you will ever see.” The artists deliver an extremely physical and graphic performance immersed in religious and sexual imagery. Sophie Fiennes’ mesmerising documentary captures ecstasy and trauma in the performance, with filmed conversations between Platel and his dancers bring an extra layer of insight and intimacy to the performance. Fiennes will be here to talk about her work after the screening.