I‘ve always been one to enjoy (occasionally love) the films of Alejandro González Iñárritu. And I’m all for director experimentation (cue Soderbergh). But not so much when it comes to performance art and interpretive dance. Especially when it potentially puts his other feature film projects (The Revenant and Flim-Flam Man) further from my grasp/eyes. But hey, maybe you are.
So take a look at the video (yes, video) below and if you’re not into it about the 4 minute mark, you might as well give up. But if it’s your thing, enjoy; knowing that you’re pissing me off.
After being invited by Benjamin Millepied to a rehearsal for the L.A Dance Project’s premiere performance, Oscar-nominated director Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Biutiful, Babel) was inspired to make a video-exercise that documents movement and dance in an experimental way, with a stream of consciousness narrative. Teaming up with choreographer, Benjamin Millepied (Black Swan), the result is NARAN JA (One Act Orange Dance).