Watch Dancing Bodies Merge and Multiply

Steven Briand’s film ‘Chimera’ creates the effect of many dancers sharing one body.

by Gabrielle Bruney
Apr 17 2016, 7:45pm

Dance is mesmerizing enough all by itself, but the short film Chimera, directed by Steven Briand and choreographedby Cathy Ematchoua, makes the art form all the more eye-catching by cutting together multiple performers, creating the effect of one seamlessly merging and multiplying body. The film takes its name from the Chimera of Greek mythology, a fire-breathing creature with the heads of both a lion and a goat and with a snake for a tail. The film perfectly captures the multi-body chimeric effect, minus the, you know, terrifying bit. Watch the dancers weave poetry in motion below.


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