Video: Gorgeous Lost in Motion II Dance Film Features Leonard Cohen’s Avalanche


From Vimeo description:

Director Ben Shirinian and Choreographer/Dancer Guillaume Côté expose the emotion of performance in an entrancing sequel, produced in association with Bravo!FACT and The National Ballet of Canada.

After the success of his 2012 short film Lost in Motion (posted below), Director Ben Shirinian has reunited with Choreographer/Dancer Guillaume Côté for a powerful new follow-up film exploring the state of mind of an artist.

An article covering this film in Atwood Magazine (July 30, 2014), offers significant information about and insight into the performance. A representative excerpt follows:

The dancer uses a dynamic blend of adagio and port de bras (sustained movements with extensions of the limbs), interrupted by grande allégro (giant leaps and quicker steps). Jon Devries edits the monochromatic background of greys to create drama. To heighten this drama, the director chose to use Leonard Cohen’s version of “Avalanche” – revealing moods of darkness and mystery juxtaposed with expressions of purity and beauty. Though the dancer is painted as majestic and untouchable, vivid illustrations of her emotions make us feel a sense of familiarity and closeness to her.

The entire article can be accessed at “Lost in Motion II” – Reimagining Dance

The Video: Lost In Motion II
Video from Krystal Levy Pictures


Note: This video was originally posted December 3, 2013 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric. The Atwood Magazine article was featured in a July 31, 2014 post.

One Reply to “Video: Gorgeous Lost in Motion II Dance Film Features Leonard Cohen’s Avalanche”

  1. Violeta

    Wonderful video included in the film Lost in Motion, mixed in the better way with the LCohen’s voice.Great work!