Dance Film “Eclipse” Captures Intimate Conversation With Not A Word Spoken

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 atch as Ballet BC dancers Darren Devaney and Thibaut Eiferman communicate soundlessly what it is to be fully witnessed by another.

No words in this eloquent short film, only Dustin O’Halloran‘s original composition, “We Move Lightly,” David Cooper‘s photography and Linda Arkelian‘s choreography. Put together: nothing short of magic.


Eclipse from David Cooper on Vimeo.



Further Notes

In case you missed it, we recently profiled David Cooper in Combustus in the article, “Between a Dancer and a Camera: The Photography of David Cooper.” For our interview with the dance photographer, click here.

To learn more about David Cooper’s dance photography workshops, visit his website.


Linda Arkelian has performed internationally with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Theatre Ballet of Canada, the Anna Wyman Dance Theatre and the Judith Marcuse Dance Company.

She recently collaborated with David Cooper on the widely-viewed dance film, “Hands,” featured in our profile of her in Combustus. To enjoy her Combustus interview, click here.

Linda Arkelian teaches ballet at the Dance Center in downtown British Columbia. To inquire about her classes, please visit her website.

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