Between entrance and exit 2013 Testshoot
Before the shooting of the dance-film 'Between entrance and exit' we had a six week rehearsal period where we took the liberty to rehearse and experiment with the choreography, camera and editing to discover if the ideas in our script worked or not.
We had a clear feeling of that we wanted to achieve, but to materialize this turned out more difficult than we thought. There was no dramatic arc we could follow, no storyline. Therefore we took the time to put every impulsive idea to the test if it would be worthwhile to explore or not. We treated this rehearsal period as if everything was still possible and strange enough in hindsight it turned out that our complete process was as straightforward as it could be with almost no detours. We started in the Netherlands in a studio at the Korzo theater and two weeks later we moved to the actual shooting location in a villa in Hyskov (in the Czech republic). Every day of rehearsing was filmed (with a simple videocamera) and edited so the next day Jiří Kylián and I could discuss the creative process. The composer Han Otten was working simultaneously to change his compositions inspired by our test shootings.
To get a clear feeling of what we were doing we rehearsed in the actual wardrobe and with the actual props. Working towards the actual shooting the DOP Martijn van Broekhuizen and production designer Roland Mylanus joined our team so the rehearsals became more and more a meeting of creative minds, searching for the best way to translate our ideas into film. At the end of this extensive rehearsal period we had a 23 minutes rough video of what the final film could be. Based on this rough sketch we made the final choices in what we wanted to shoot.
In the following four short videos you can see the development of the choreography towards the actual end-result (below):