4

4 is an experimental short film featuring music & dance that brings the audience to a research space to identify the source of balance and proportions in the combined art forms. Two pianists and two dancers travel together in a retro-futuristic quest for knowledge through pulse and rhythm, creating a progressive and hypnotic piece, and placing the piano as a common operating table for their interaction. The music features extended piano techniques in an intense, minimalist score.

  • Mariana Palacios
    Director
  • Adrián del Arroyo
    Director
  • Mariana Palacios
    Producer
  • Stream Movement
    Producer
  • Adrián del Arroyo
    Choreography
  • Mariana Palacios
    Key Cast
    "Music"
  • Juan J. Ochoa
    Key Cast
    "Music"
  • Sabine Groenendjik
    Key Cast
    "Dance"
  • Benjamin Behrends
    Key Cast
    "Dance"
  • Anders Larsson
    DoP
  • Mia Kaasalainen
    DoP Assistnats
  • Jessica Skogsberg
    DoP Assistnats
  • Juan J Ochoa
    Music
  • Mariana Palacios
    Music
  • Peter Hein
    Film editor
  • Peter Hein
    Colour grading
  • Attila Urban
    Colour grading
  • Daniel James
    Graphics
  • Magnus Windo
    Sound engineer
  • Pau Escutia
    Mix & Master
  • Agnes Duvander
    Hair & Make-up
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Mucis, Dance, Sreendance, Dancefilm
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 22, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Sweden
  • Country of Filming:
    Sweden
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital / DCP
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Encuentro para Cinéfagos

    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    September 21, 2020
    Southamerican premiere
    BEST DANCE FILM & BEST MUSIC
  • Marquee TV

    United Kingdom
    August 2, 2020
    Online TV premiere
    Marquee TV Arts featured short dance films 2020
  • Screen.Dance - Scotland's Festival of Dance on Screen
    Scottland
    United Kingdom
    June 19, 2020
    Scottish premiere
    AWARD FINALIST
  • GIMFA - Gralha International Monthly Film Awards

    Brazil
    February 24, 2021
    BEST SHORT FILM EXPERIMENTAL, BEST SOUNDTRACK
  • Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival
    Athens
    Greece
    November 10, 2020
    Greece premiere
    Honorable mention & Award winner
  • Dance Camera West
    Los Angeles
    United States
    January 30, 2021
    Finalist
  • London International Web & Shorts Film Festival (UK)
    London
    United Kingdom
    February 6, 2021
    Semi-finalist
  • MEXICO CITY VIDEODANCE FESTIVAL MEXICO CITY VIDEODANCE FESTIVAL

    Mexico
    September 10, 2020
    Mexican premire
    Official selection
  • Thessaloniki Cinedance International

    Greece
    September 25, 2020
    Official selection
  • Moving Images videodance festival
    Nicosia
    Cyprus
    January 9, 2021
    Official selection
  • SHORT to the Point
    Bucharest
    Romania
    December 30, 2020
    Romanian premiere
    Official selection
  • DanzaTTack, Festival Internacional de CineDanza
    Tenerife
    Spain
    October 2, 2020
    Official selection
  • International Meeting on Video-dance and Video-performance
    Valencia
    Spain
    October 23, 2020
    Official selection
  • InShadow
    Lisboa
    Portugal
    November 15, 2020
    Portuguese premiere
    Official selection
Director Biography - Mariana Palacios, Adrián del Arroyo

In the last years, Mariana Palacios has developed a very ambitious project in the form of a film trilogy, in which she aims to unify music and dance with the cinematographic language. She is the director, producer, performer, and composer of her films, collaborating with a wide range of international artists.
The first two pieces, SERES (2016) and 4 (2020) have been presented in international dance film festivals around the world with great reviews. In her films, she addresses different music and dance genres and how they interplay, in a taking-and-giving egalitarian way. Mariana decontextualizes the piano as a concert instrument and presents it in different sceneries, experimenting with its projection. Mariana sets to build three types of symbiosis between music & dance: the instinctive in SERES, the physical in 4, and the mental in the third film of the trilogy. It has been through these recent work processes when Mariana has reached her potential as an artist by creating “visual music art”.

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