Private Project

Are You Watching Me?

What happens in the moment before a dancer completes an action?
What happens when a movement fails?
What happens when a dancer does not know what to do?

“Are You Watching Me?” observes the vulnerable dancer; a dancer who has weaknesses and strengths, who is creative, who is unique, who is beautiful with all her perfect imperfections and who is human. Set in an urban environment, the film juxtaposes the lone dancer amidst the architecture of society and the people who inhabit it.

  • Nadine Dimitrievitch
  • Chloe Dimitrievitch
    Key Cast
  • Georgia Smith
  • Nadine Dimitrievitch
    Choreography and Concept
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    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 4, 2016
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    0 USD
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  • VCA - Master of Dance - Student Screening
    October 6, 2016
Director Biography - Nadine Dimitrievitch

Nadine Dimitrievitch is a multidisciplinary performer and director based in Melbourne. Nadine graduated from Swinburne University with a Diploma of Theatre Arts (2006-2007) and completed the professional course at the prestigious L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq – Paris (2010-2012) receiving her Diploma in Mime, Movement and Theatre.

In 2013 Nadine founded the physical theatre company Bone Marrow Theatre. She produced, directed and performed in Bone Marrow’s inaugural production EXODUS, during the 2013 Melbourne Fringe. The production was supported by both a ‘Creative Young Stars’ grant and a ‘New Blood’ residency with the Kingston Arts Centre. Subsequently, Bone Marrow Theatre was offered a residency at Revolt Artspace (Kensington), where Nadine produced, directed and designed Bone Marrow’s second original production ‘La Peste’. She also performed and collaborated in a one-woman show adapted from Ted Hughes’ ‘Tales from Ovid’ and facilitated a range of physical theatre and dance classes.

Nadine is currently studying her Masters of Dance at the Victorian College of Arts, Melbourne.

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Director Statement

'Are you watching me?' is a response to a film project for my Masters of Dance at The Victorian College of the Arts and is my first attempt at making a film. My intention for the film was to investigates the camera as a catalyst for invoking truthful reactions from a dancer, exploring the sudden hyper awareness that often comes when one is overtly observed (or in this case, filmed). In this project I have endeavoured to capture the humanity of a dancer through the documentation of their uncontrolled and at times undesirable physical manifestations of feelings of self-consciousness. Furthermore, “Are You Watching Me?” attempts to use this technique to discover truthful moments of vulnerability that have the potential to create a personal connection between the audience and the performer.