Off Ground


A dance film about a boy that says farewell to his mother. Choreographer and filmmaker Jakop Ahlbom and Boudewijn Koole investigate the transition from one state of consciousness to another. They questioned the dualistic thinking that the world is simply divided into body and soul, heaven and hell, life and death in their eyes. How hard is the limit?

A room. A table and two chairs. A slender woman of 50 and a boy 12 They move, play. A game of mother and child. Feet. Breathe. And little smiles. Until the sudden separation of the hands of women. He remains standing, feet on the ground. She comes loose, floats and disappears in a wall of water.


Director Boudewijn Koole | Choreographer Jakop Ahlbom | Dancers Antoine Masson, Louise Lecavalier | Composer Alex Simu | Editor Boudewijn Koole | Director of Photography Melle van Essen | Sound Mark Glynne | Set Design Joost de Boer | Producer Iris Lammertsma | Production Company JvdW Film | Production Country The Netherlands | Production Country 2013 | Total Run Time 12:30 | Category Screendance Over 10 min | Format PAL

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Off Ground, 2014 San Francisco Dance Film Festival