A new feature length documentary directed by the award-winning Scottish video dance-maker Katrina McPherson.
This new performance documentary Force of Nature is a 75 minute UK/US co-production featuring the renowned improvising dance artist Kirstie Simson. Over five years, Katrina McPherson filmed Kirstie Simson performing and teaching across Europe, culminating in a one-off performance with Michael Schumacher, Kenzo Kusuda and Dai Jian at the Universal Halll Arts Centre, Findhorn, Scotland. in July 2010. Force of Nature combines specially filmed performance, documentary footage and in-depth interviews with Kirstie, in which she talks about her life-long practice in improvisation, and her passionate belief in the power of dance to bring people together and transform lives.
Camera: Katrina McPherson
Editor: Simon Fildes
Music: Stephen Heather
Additional Camera and sound: Rosalind Masson, Rob Page, Vidal Bini, Fred Parsons.
Force of Nature was funded by Goat Media, University of Illinois, Creative Scotland, and University of Dundee. Produced by Goat Media in association with University of Illinois Champaign Urbana.
The DVD is available in PAL and NTSC 16:9 through Amazon in the UK and USA , The createspace e-store and from the Goat Media website www.go-at.co.uk/Buy.html