3 Jul 2016

Lighting designer Daniel Belton

From Standing Room Only, 2:50 pm on 3 July 2016

In Daniel Belton's multi story dance films, you can see dancers float through the air, ride a whale, walk a tightrope - honestly, anything is possible. The Dunedin filmmaker's illuminsecent work is in demand around the world, usually projected against the sides of huge buildings. The dancers aren't on a set, they're interacting with geometric and architectural drawings that are added afterwards.Daniel's about to choreograph and film a new work with Royal New Zealand Ballet company dancers. At the same time he's taking several works to project on Nelson buildings as part of the city's winter Light Festival. Lynn Freeman asked Daniel about creating work where the dancers don't know how they'll be portrayed in the finished film: