Still in the midst of rehabilitation, choreographer and dancer Omari Carter confronts his inability to move in ways that he once did. Through talks with cinematographer, James Williams, Omari presents his current discomfort with his current physical ability. Resulting in a docu-dance that explores the frustrations, doubts and struggle an injured dancer endures to find their feet again.
Concept and Development: Omari Carter
Director of Photography, Sound Design & Lead Editor: James Williams
Omari has been practicing the art of screendance with a screendance production company, The Motion Dance Collective, which he founded in 2011. His work revolves around combining hip-hop dance influences with contemporary choreographic processes to result in the purposeful orchestration of: the movement of the camera, the movement in front of the camera and the movement of the edit, bringing fresh new screendance work to fruition. Omari’s award-winning short dance-narratives have been screened both in the UK and Internationally, as Omari continues to further his practice, through education, production and collaboration with other interdisciplinary artists. Omari is currently beginning his Master Degree in Screendance in London.
James studied contemporary dance at Trinity LABAN Conservatoire for Music and Dance. Upon graduating, James toured as a dancer both nationally and internationally for several years and, with his camera by his side, his enthusiasm for film grew. Now a full-time filmmaker, James utilises his knowledge of movement to expand throughout the performance scene, working with some of the most established organisations and artists including Matthew Bourne, One Dance UK, English National Ballet & Alvin Ailey. James also works within branded content genres and the documentary sector, shooting for companies such as Flip Coin Productions, Half Life Films, Room One Films & IQPC. James collected his first feature credit in June 2018 for the vlog documentary Building A Dancer by director Brendon Handsford.
Interview to Omari Carter, talking about his creative experience. Filmed via long distance computer call: SKYPE.MeM#7 —7) Omari Carter. Reino Unido. Entrevista por su obra Finding My Feet. INTERVIEW. from Movimiento en Movimiento on Vimeo.