Produced in 2007, This is not a Body was a work choreographed by Filip Van Huffel for 6 dancers, and imagery created by Brian Hartley.
This is not a body is inspired by Rene Magritte's Ceci n'est pas une pipe and art work by Alberto Giacometti, Yves Klein and M.C.Escher. Surrealist painters wanted the public to realise that art can be interpreted through emotion rather than intellect. Choreographer Filip Van Huffel is encouraging audiences to watch the dance in the same way, the artistic meaning is up to the viewer, whatever they see or feel.
Filip collaborated with visual artist Brian Hartley throughout the artistic process to generate images that became environments for the dance.
This is not a body was made possible with support from Arts Council England, ccBe Antwerpen, Nottingham City Council and Koninklijk Vlaams Conservatorium and Hoger Instituut voor Dans - Hogeschool Antwerpen.
- Filip Van Huffel
- Axelle Kennes and Dave Boyd
- Visual artist
- Brian Hartley
- Laure Bachelot, Tory East, Rohanna Halls, Stephen Moynihan, Hannah Shakti Buhler, Matthew Slater
- Filming and editing
- Peter Carmeliet
- 65 minutes