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I am so pleased to be able to share this beautiful dance film by my long time friend Zachary Finkelstein. (I am also glad I was able to be part of this production, having designed and made the jersey dress for the fluid and long-limbed Emily Law.)


Sometimes movement is the most evocative way to express Shiva‘s stated subject: “The story of a man in mourning and his connection to the spirit of his deceased loved one.” Zack is not from a dance background; and yet, he artfully captured the essence of the choreography, just as Wim Wenders did with Pina. I thoroughly enjoyed this dance through the filter of Zack’s magnificent lighting and layered point of view. Well done and thank you!

Written by Candice Thompson

After more than a decade in Brooklyn, Candice Thompson is now an Atlanta-based artist and writer. Prior to dancing with the Milwaukee Ballet Company and ad hoc Ballet, she trained with Kee Juan Han at the School of Ballet Arizona and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She founded LOLAstretch Dancewear in 2000 and has designed costumes for a variety of theater and dance companies across the country. She recently received a masters degree in Literary Nonfiction from Columbia University’s Creative Writing Program and more of her dance writing can be found in the pages of Dance Magazine, Pointe, and Dance Teacher.