Watch: Grim, Elegant Short “DANSE MACABRE” Online in Full


Visually engrossing, Pedro Pires’ eight-minute short film DANSE MACABRE presents the hours after death as morbid ballet. It’s a beautiful, pure cinema exploration of the final remnants of life releasing, and has now been made available for free, in full. 

DANSE MACABRE is described simply: For a period of time, while we believe it to be perfectly still, lifeless flesh responds, stirs and contorts in a final macabre ballet. Are these spasms merely erratic motions or do they echo the chaotic twists and turns of a past life?

For DANSE MACABRE, director Pires collaborated with acclaimed and legendary theatre artist Robert Lepage, who’s renowned for his wide skill set on stage including and often fusing drama, experimental theatre, opera, multimedia and dance. The two have also co-directed the upcoming TRIPTYQUE. [Twitch]

Note: DANSE MACABRE is not safe for work.

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