A Dance in the Forest
12min, short film (2013)
Conceived/directed by David DiLillo and Melissa West
The film is a visual reflection of music and movement grounded in time and transience. Acting as a testament to the fragile relationship between individuals and natural surroundings, it documents a dance performance that took place in the Greenbelt Conservancy in Staten Island, New York. The dancers and musicians met at the start of a single day and developed the performance under the production guidance of Staten Island artist, choreographer, and activist Melissa West.
View excerpt here: https://vimeo.com/83929973