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This short animation draws on advanced digital technologies to offer a new vision of dance in cinema. With motion capture (MoCap) and particle processing, designers Denis Poulin and Martine Époque create virtual dancers free of their morphological appearance. In this balletic and hypnotic film, dynamic traces carry the motion of the real dancers behind the on-screen movements. Addressing environmental themes by way of metaphor, CODA is a fused universe where space and time collide, deploy, and dissolve. In this technically and formally innovative film, luminous bodies in the infinite space of the cosmos transform and evolve to the rhythms of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.

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Main credits

Poulin, Denis (film director)
Époque, Martine (film director)
Chénier, René (film producer)
Coté, Marc (film producer)

Other credits

Musique, Igor Stravinsky; animateurs, Heston L'Abbé, Aulo Licinio, Maxime Lepage; montage, Philippe Desrosiers, Martin Tremblay.

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Dance - Experimental animation


Dance; Dancers; Animation; experimental; Stravinsky; Rite of Spring; "Coda"; National Film Board of Canada