Q&A with T.M. Rives
This behind-the-scenes documentary follows the production of Alexander Ekman’s work “Play,” staged at the Paris Opera in 2017. Ekman gives himself the job of creating—and transmitting to the public—a sense of real, unbridled play, and soon finds that it’s no small task. Play Serious is a film about meeting artistic crises on the world’s most famous and intimidating dance stage.
Preceded by EKMAN’S CONCISE GUIDE TO NATURAL MOVEMENT T.M. Rives, USA, 2018, 9m Renowned choreographer Alexander Ekman collaborates with his favorite filmmaker, T.M. Rives, to answer the question “What is natural movement?” The resulting film is neither concise nor totally natural, but is purely Ekman.