The film draws an analogy between modern urban life and the phenomenon of the “circle of death” or “death spiral” observed in nature with ants that lose the pheromone track of their foraging party and begin to follow one another in a continuously rotating circle leading to exhaustion and death. Shot in Mexico City, this vibrant and impressive city symbolizes a life in endless movement and self-exhaustion in a capitalistic world.
With undulating athleticism, powerful unisons, and a hypnotic score, "CIRCLE" explores cosmic forces at play for people living in mass cities.
Director: Phillip Kaminiak
Choreographer: Qiaoqiao Zhang
(United States, 2022) 6:10 minutes