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A Study in Choreography for the Camera 1945 b/w 2:30 mins.
Ritual in Transfigured Time 1946 b/w 14:30 mins.
Meditation on Violence 1948 b/w 13 mins.
The Very Eye of Night 1952-55 b/w 15 mins.

In this film, I have attempted to place a dancer in a limitless, cinemato-graphic space.
Moreover, he shares, with the camera, a collaborative responsibility for the movements themselves. This is, in other words, a dance which can exist only on film. The movement of the dancer creates a geography that never was. With a turn of the foot, he makes neighbors of distant places.
Being a film ritual, it is achieved not in spatial terms alone, but in terms of a time created by the camera.

Maya Deren, born Eleonora Derenkowska, was a Ukrainian-born American filmmaker and one of the most important American experimental filmmakers and entrepreneurial promoters of the avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Deren was also a choreographer, dancer, film theorist, poet, lecturer, writer, and photographer.

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