LIFE'S BURNING DESIRE

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Follows Paul Mercurio and his dance company, the Australian Choreographic Ensemble, in the creation of their dance piece "Contact". In an insightful exploration of the creative genius of Paul Mercurio, the film explores Mercurio's vision as a dancer through his experiences in the development and performance of "Contact", a new dance theatre and multi-media piece incorporating original music and film, set to the sounds of fire. The piece, which deals with confrontation, conflict and competition, was created through a process of workshopping and collaboration between various artists. The creative process behind "Contact" provides the structure for this portrait of an outstanding artist and his work.

51 minutes