NRFF Interviews the Creative Team of Business Is Brutal
BUSINESS IS BRUTAL [R: PG]
DIRECTOR: Jack Thomson
RUNTIME: 3 m GENRE: Dance, Performance Art
BLOCK F: DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY
WEBSITE The norms of business negotiations are challenged to the limit in this thrilling and energetic dance film from choreographer and film maker Jack Thomson.
This short film was commissioned by Random Acts (Channel 4), and features dancers Chihiro Kawaski and Sam Coren and additional dancers from Phoenix Dance Theatre. The sound score is by award winning vocalist and musician Tanya Tagaq. Q&A with director Jack Thomson after the screening.
SCREENING: Thursday 23.08.18, 9.15-10.00 PM
Born in York, in the North of England, Jack Thomson is an artist, with practises in performance,choreography, photography and film. Beginning dance aged eight and continuing to then graduated from The Rambert School. He now dances professionally and in 2015/2016 was a recipient of one of Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries to his further develop his artistic practice (At Phoenix Dance Theatre).
He first picked up a camera aged 13 and for the past decade has being exploring how his differing disciplines of performance, photography, choreography and film making can be aligned, to inform his decisions aesthetically and intellectually, resulting in a vision uniquely his own. Currently he solely works with dance artist’s in his making of still, live and moving images.