Kazakh choreographer’s film is selected for international film festivals
An experimental film ‘Kieli bi’ (The Sacred Dance) passed the selection process for the prestigious international film festivals. The movie that was made by a ballet dancer and choreographer Dana Mussa, who lives in France, and the international team of enthusiasts was included in the official selection of the ‘Dance on Camera’ film festival in New York and non-competitive program of the Cannes Film Festival.
The film was shot within only Mangystau region in Kazakhstan, which has magnificent landscapes. Film producers said that this project should remind of a human connection to nature, the importance and strength of femininity, as well as the freedom of the body and spirit of nomads.
“All of my projects send pretty much the same message – this is a connection with nature, this is free-spirited woman who established a connection with her own body and can express herself through her body. I represent seven character archetypes in the film. In each of the archetypes, I’m telling the story, showing and dancing. Each part and each centimeter of the woman’s body is sacred, that is why the film is called ‘The Sacred Dance’,” said Dana Mussa, the ‘Kieli Bi’ film author and choreographer.