The Seven Thresholds

"The Seven Thresholds" is a screendance short film that follows the transformative journey of a dancer through seven thresholds, each accompanied by a unique choreographic phrase. Inspired by Saint Teresa of Avila's mystic exploration of seven inner dwellings, this film blends abstract dance movement with tangible thresholds to portray the dancer's evolution from a state of high tension to a moment of serene tranquility.

The filming technique requires a specific choreography of the camera that moves in synchrony with the dancer in each of the seven phrases, their trajectories intertwined to bring together the ethereal world of dance and the physical reality of thresholds and walls.

  • Blas Payri
  • Inés Vieites
    Key Cast
  • Alma Llerena
    Production Assistant
  • Víctor M. Barbera
    Production Assistant
  • Blas Payri
    Original Music
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video
  • Genres:
    Screendance, videodance
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 7, 2023
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Director Biography - Blas Payri

Blas Payri is a sound and video artist, and his screendance pieces have been selected in numerous festivals. He is a professor of audiovisual communication (Digital Postproduction, Music Film and Sound) at Universitat Politécnica de València.

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Director Statement

This piece explores a technique of filming where the camera and the dancer must be synchronised and follow complementary trajectories, creating a true combined choreography of dance and camera movement.