Private Project

Sea...in my mind

“Sea… in my mind” is the revival of emotions during the first confinement (in Santiago, Chile) and the calmness found within an inner refuge. Individuals often recur to the use of imagination in order to appease their fears during solitude or despair; this dance video portrays the personal refuge of the performer. A confusion is created in the artist who staggers in between the sea side and her flat, while constantly feeling that she is crazy and living a nightmare. Beyond the fact that this initiative was triggered during the pandemic and social isolation, it is nonetheless clear that the revealed anxiety is the result of a long wait and impossibility to project one’s self into the future.
The liberty obtained in our imagination is strongly linked to our five senses, consequently what the artist chose to explore during her improvisation. She tries to recover the sensations physically encountered within the anxious context of her present and future.
All of the scenes are filmed with a mobile phone in La Baule (France) during the Autumn of 2020. The edition of the video was made by the performer with the collaboration of Mauricio Vera Nuñez.

Poem:

There! Beyond...
Where water meets sky
or sky meets water,
you lie.
Undisturbed by taunting clouds
Deaf to hooting winds
Unbruised by drumming rain
you are..
Occasionally, enlightened
by a robbed kiss of the moon,
dazzled by flirtatious rays
and yet…
I wait -
Drifting to the lullaby
of the sea.
My ship anchored, weather-worn
and foolhardy.
Ready to part and plunge
in the rolling waves of Your embrace
to unknown destiny.

  • Ombline Noyer
    Director
  • Danza Restless
    Producer
  • Trifonas Koutsourelis
    Music
  • Mauricio Vera Nuñez
    Collaborative Direction
  • Ombline Noyer
    Dancer
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 3, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    France
  • Country of Filming:
    France
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Ombline Noyer

Ombline Noyer received her pre-professional training in both classical and contemporary dance at the Superior Dance School of Rosella Hightower in Cannes. During that time she was also a member of the Cannes Jeunes Ballet (Youth ballet) until her graduation in 2012. She then began freelancing with the Czech company 420PEOPLE directed by Vaclav Kunes where she also participated in the piece “Phrasing the Pain” created by the invited choreographer Ann van den Broek. Following this, she continued to work in various projects within Europe such as for example with Julia Anna and Marios Konstantinous in Cyprus and Lia Haraki for the site-specific performance “Drops of Peace” (2015). Cumulating in experiences she danced with disabled dancers, took part in a Christmas pop up show (2016, UK) and then integrated the Companhia de Danca de Matosinhos (2017) to work with Gustavo Oliveira. Finally, she joined the Ballet Nacional Chileno under the direction of Mathieu Guilhaumon until October 2020.

In parallel to this she continued to attend intensives and workshops such as the Summer Dance Lab Candoco Dance Company (2014), Hofesh Shechter Company professional intensive (2015), Gaga Winter Course Intensive (2016), Winter Intensive Hubbard Street Dance Company (2017), Springboard Dance Montreal (2018).

Ombline Noyer is currently a part-time student at the Open University in a BA in Arts and Humanities

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