Filmed within a vacant Depot Mayfield during the winter lockdown of 2021 | Silent Spaces: Episode 2 of 6.
Many of us have been limited to confined spaces during the pandemic, the impact felt both on our minds and bodies. In this second episode set in Manchester, brothers Soumik and Souvid Datta invite the viewer to break free of lockdown constraints, celebrating the power of #movement and our physical bodies.
The beats build from soft, organic drips (recorded on site) to a pulsating #EDM hook, charting the positive impact that dancing and letting loose has on the body and our #mentalhealth.
Steeped in a history of olympic swimming teams, baths, a Post Office and a train station, the industrial Mayfield area, now repurposed as a nightclub, embodies the true spirit of rejuvenation and change - a perfect setting for “Movement” directed by Souvid Datta, composed and performed by Soumik Datta on live electronics with a team of prolific Manchester based contemporary dancer-choreographers.
SILENT SPACES is an original performance film series of 6 episodes directed by Souvid Datta and produced by Soumik Datta Arts, breaking the silence of iconic venues, closed nightclubs and empty museums that were out of action during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To read more about the full Silent Spaces project and watch the films click here.
Dance & Choreography
2nd Camera & Lighting
Mix & Mastering
Melanie Cura Daball
Daisy Belle Howell
The British Museum | Royal Albert Hall | Sage Gateshead | Depot Mayfield | Hawkwood College | WePresent | WeTransfer | Genesis Cinema | The Lexington | BBC Radio 3 | Network Rail | The Space Arts | Arts Council England | Bagri Foundation | SD Films | Dishoom | Timberland
With equipment provided by ProVision Lighting & Yellow Cactus
Presented by SDA