Quickly Changing Perspectives Make This Dance Film Fascinating

Capturing dance in a way that shows fidelity to the energy and intricacy of the art form is difficult, but “WHAT I’M DANCING ABOUT: Ian Eastwood” is a dynamic look at the work and philosophies of Choreographer Ian Eastwood that certainly succeeds in that endeavor with its unique filming style.

Commissioned by Ray-Ban, Director Tim Nackashi and Cinematographer Alexander Nikishin capture Ian Eastwood’s choreography in a striking way.

By placing two cameras 180 degrees opposite each other and cutting between the two perspectives very quickly, the almost stroboscopic background stands in stark contrast to Eastwood’s fluid movement, matching his energy and style.

The effect is certainly arresting, but I found it a rather effective way to highlight a talented choreographer’s work.