Paysage Mixtes/Mixed Landscapes
A new dance film by Katrina McPherson (Scotland) & Harold Rhéaume (Quebec) (colour/stereo/14 mins), Paysages Mixtes| Mixed Landscapes is a series of duets and solos, filmed in evocative rural and urban landscapes in Quebec and Scotland.
In it, Katrina and Harold move through nuanced versions of the duo’s relationship. In response to this brand new film work, Karl Jay-Lewin has written: ‘First impressions: Full of history and fragments of stories, at times quite unworldly, unnerving and a touch frightening. […] The work is dense, yet it is the absence of everything in between the fragments, the absence of words, which makes it so powerful”.
Paysages Mixtes| Mixed Landscapes had its World Premiere at Dance North’s Rise Festival as part of Scotland-Québec Connects | World Premiere DNA (Dance North Associate) Artist programme. It was subsequently screened at Le Festival de Cinema de la Ville De Quebec, Canada 15 & 16th September 2019.
The creation of this film was funded and supported by: The British Council; Creative Scotland; Le Ministere de la Culture et des Communications du Quebec; Le Ministere des Relations Internationales et de la Francophonie du Quebec. Dance North, Scotland; Le Fils d’Adrien danse; The Work Room, Glasgow: La Maison Pour La Danse, Quebec City; Arteus Post Production, Glasgow.
Katrina has now been awarded funding from Creative Scotland distribute this work and to research alternative models for distribution and dissemination of screendance to diverse national and international audiences.