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Edge of Mercy

A ferocious prayer of a unrest. "Edge of Mercy" is a movement story of a demonic unraveling within wild cavelike landscapes. Our heroine moves with hunger and beastly sensuality to the sounds of Ghalia Benali, Romina Lischka, and Vincent Noiret from the album “Call to Prayer” that merges Classical Arabic Maqam, Indian Dhrupad Raga, and Early European styles. Together, the movement and music stress a common spirit across cultures, and unrelenting universal strife.

  • Jennifer Rose
  • Roberta Shaw
  • Jennifer Rose
  • Roberta Shaw
  • Jennifer Rose
    Key Cast
    Rune Milton's "OPERA", SZA music video "Shirts" Ben Affleck's "AIR" Jon Braver's "Delusion" LA's Opera's "DonGiovanni"
  • Jennifer Rose
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Dance, Music, Experimental, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • http://www.dancecamerawest.org/
    Los Angeles
    United States
    March 25, 2022
    Outstanding Achievement; Official Selection
  • https://www.femaleeyefilmfestival.com/
    June 10, 2022
    Canadian Premier
    Nomination for Best experimental
  • https://mariajorjezian.com/jorjezian-film-festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Best Direction/ Best Choreography
Director Biography - Jennifer Rose, Roberta Shaw

Jennifer Rose; choreographer, movement director, actress and martial artist is a disciple of two MacArthur Fellows; Shen Wei and Bill T Jones. She has performed at Theaters such as Lincoln Center, LA Opera, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Festival du Cannes and The Olympic Theatre in Beijing and Jon Braver's "Delusion". Jennifer has won awards for her films and dance theatre productions in collaboration with flamenco dancers and musicians, Balinese actors, Bulgarian Choirs, Mexican folklorists and Arabic singers including Best Choreography, Best Direction and an awardee of the Raushenburg Dance Grant. She creates sensual and fantastical movement stories of unrest, desire, carnality and the human condition on the edge.

She is currently creating a dance theatre work with "The Mystery of Bulgarian Voice". Most recently she presented a film and live production reimagining the the Greek Mythos CIRCE within Ancient Cemeteries and Caves in Greece with the Ionian Center for the Arts and Culture. Her work was also presented at the US Cultural Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, Cultural Consulate of Andalusia, Spain, Spain, Congress-Legalize Dance, Los, Angeles, CA, multiple venues across Oaxaca, Mexico and at various artist residencies around the globe.

Roberta Shaw has straddled dance and film for most of her adult life, presenting at REDCAT, Wexner Center for the Arts, Lincoln Center, Artist’s Television Access, ODC/SF, and more. Highlights include collaborating with David Rousseve on BITTERSWEET, co-creating FECHE! Dancing in Senegal with Nicole Stanton, creating projections for Victoria Marks’ SMALLEST GESTURE, and choreographing/directing her own piece DOMINION, filmed at Noah Purifoy’s Outdoor Artsite. She has loved getting to dance with Neil Greenberg, Maria Gillespie (ONI Dance), Bebe Miller, Victoria Uris, Rebecca Pappas, Kristina Isabelle, Jennifer Rose and many others. Robbie teaches dance and film in colleges and high schools, most recently at CalArts, Pasadena City College, and formerly at UCI, UCLA, and The Ohio State University.

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