BARE, dir. Aleksandr M. Vinogradov, Belgium 2021, 91’
Screening: 23.10., h. 19.15
An unconventional dance documentary featuring the brazen and entirely nude choreography of Thierry Smits’s new dance, Anima Ardens. Aleksandr M. Vinogradov’s film follows 11 men who audition, rehearse, and perform this challenging piece exploring masculinity, power, and voyeurism. With charged performances, and so much skin on display, the proceedings could easily veer into eroticism; instead, this masterfully constructed film grapples with the complexity of artistic collaboration while deconstructing rote concepts of sexuality.