“Cuckoo Song” is a joyous, hypnotic dance experience that celebrates Mother Nature’s natural cycle and seasonal routine. Within a quiet, quintessentially English pasture, under great cumulus white clouds, young dancers take the audience on a truly emotive trance-like flight. The contemporary choreography is at once mesmerizingly sculptural and free-flowing. The performers are seen physically fusing with the landscape and then flocking through it as a colorful, pagan garland caught on the wind. Cosmo Sheldrake’s memorable, folkish melody is like a hymn, enabling the choreography and organic camera work to truly soar like a magical murmuration.
A joyous, hypnotic dance experience that celebrates Mother Nature’s seasonal cycle.
Director: James Copeman
Choreographer: Sophia Melvin
(United Kingdom, 2021) 5:40 minutes