STRANGE FISH - FILM
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DIRECTOR David Hinton
ADAPTED FOR THE SCREEN BY Lloyd Newson and David Hinton
Based on the stage production Strange Fish — conceived and directed by Lloyd Newson
Video label = Dance Videos
50 mins © BBC 1992 license holder = Digital Classics
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PERFORMERS Kate Champion, Nigel Charnock, Jordi Cortes Molina, Wendy Houstoun, Diana Payne-Myers, Melanie Pappenheim (vocals), Lauren Potter, Dale Tanner
VOCAL MUSIC BY Jocelyn Pook
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC BY Adrian Johnston
COSTUMES BY Natalie Duerinckx, Scott Crolla
CONSTRUCTION Roger Thomas
DESIGNER Michael Howells
EDITOR John Costelloe
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Nic Knowland
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Bob Lockyer, Dennis Marks
PRODUCER David Stacey
Strange Fish looks at our quest for someone to love and something, or someone, to believe in. The tyranny of couples and groups, the pain of not belonging and the fear of being alone are all laid bare in a series of powerful images.
Strange Fish mixes humour, religious iconography and physicality, taking it beyond the boundaries of traditional dance.
• Prix Italia Special Prize - Music & Arts, 1994
• Best Choreography Festival International Danse Visions 1994
• Best Stage Performance Reworked for the Camera IMZ Dance Screen 1993
• Pierre Cardin Award Grand Prix International Video-Danse 1993
Film clips from Strange Fish courtesy of Arthaus Musik