Bernie is alone, working at the office on the weekend. It “should” help her get ahead. She “should” be grateful to for this (low-paid, undervalued) starter position. She “should” try harder. Should is a small but dangerous word. It can force you into an uncomfortable box. The empty office becomes an undeniable temptation. Bernie decides to ignore the “shoulds” and sets out on a joyous adventure of self-expression. It’s hard to stop after that first taste of freedom, and Bernie finds that the adventure isn’t always so fun. She tests the boundaries of the office rules and her own preconceptions. This wild rebellion isn’t really Bernie either. Bernie has to learn the art of balance, to find her own lane and when she does, it’s jubilant! Shot in response to, and during, the grey fixed tempo of lockdown, Ooo is a vibrant, playful, energetic ride.
Ooo is a sneak peek into one overworked office worker's rejection of the mundane drudgery of her day-to-day as she celebrates her inner spark for movement and play
Director: Lauren Midwinter
Choreographer: Sophia Melvin
(UK, 2021) 3:31 min