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An atmospheric, cross-artform interpretation of JS Bach’s legendary Chaconne in D minor. The piece itself is played by the British viola virtuoso Lawrence Power, with responses from dancer Sharia Johnson and soprano Heloise Werner. The three artists performed in an abandoned warehouse, and were filmed in atmospheric detail by Jessie Rodger.

Directed by filmmaker Jessie Rodger, as part of her collaboration with Power, ÂME, which seeks to connect artists and present performance in innovative ways. Last December they presented Fathom at the Southbank Centre, a live performance and film installation experience exploring the sea.

Presented at Arnolfini free drop-in screening, on loop through the day.

Jessie Rodger is a Director and Filmmaker from South Wales. She specialises in performance film, documentary, music video and multiscreen installations. After studying French and Philosophy at the University of Glasgow, Jessie completed a Masters in Broadcast Journalism at City University London. She spent three years living and working in France with France 24 and Monocle, before moving to London to combine her love of storytelling with music. She has since collaborated with a wide variety of artists and cultural organisations. Current Projects include a feature length film Breaking Bread with Manchester Collective and Where The Light Gets In, the digital presentation of Change Music Festival (Sweden), and Lawrence Power’s Lockdown Commissions series, which was nominated for a Southbank Sky Arts Award in 2020. She is Co-Founder and Creative Director of Âme Productions with Lawrence Power.

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