THE SEVERING (Slamdance 2022) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Screendance, defined as danceworks designed specifically to be performed for and recorded by the camera, this is a compelling niche field, but for its admirers, when it is done well it is nothing less than captivating. Mark Pellington’s The Severing is such a film, digging into the visceral muck of screendance’s full potential and pulling out from its guts something kinetic, mucky, emotive, poetic and very, very powerful.

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