Seven dancers overcome the standstill of 2020 in a derelict swimming pool

Hungarian photographer and cinematographer András Ladocsi transmutes the tensions and fears of the past year into a mesmerizing dance for his latest film. “With the body and mind constrained during the pandemic,” says the director, “we wanted to liberate ourselves through movement, which is vital to life.”

Seven dancers deconstruct strict and freeform movement in response to the music and location—a derelict swimming pool built on the site of a 100-year-old monastery during Hungary’s soviet regime.

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