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Lady of the Horizon

World Premiere

Lady of the Horizon

Sue Healey

Australia | 2020 | 13 min
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A portrait of dancer Eileen Kramer who, at 105, is probably the oldest choreographer and dancer in the world. This film illustrates the process of creating a new choreography in the style of Gertrude Bodenwieser, whose company Eileen danced with in the 1940s in Sydney. Bodenwieser, an influential Austrian choreographer, escaped the Nazi invasion in Vienna in 1938. She lived and worked in Sydney until her death in 1959. Bodenwieser’s work was a radical contribution to the development of dance in Australia, and Eileen, unfazed by her age, continues this work of dance and creation today. Having survived the Spanish flu of 1918, she won’t let the COVID-19 epidemic stop her! A film that pays homage to her inspiring recent work.
Director Sue Healey
Choreography Eileen Kramer
Cast Anca Frankenhaeuser, Allie Graham, Patrick Harding-Irmer
Artists Eileen Kramer
Cinematographer Mark Pugh
Music Ben Walsh

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Sue Healey

Sue Healey

Originally from New Zealand, Sue Healey is a Sydney-based film-maker, choreographer and installation artist. She is the 2021 recipient of the Australia Council Award for Dance (embargoed until March). Experimenting with form and perception, Healey creates film and performance for diverse spaces and contexts: galleries, theatres and screens. Recently she has created large scale films and installations for Customs House Sydney, West Kowloon Cultural District Hong Kong, Red Brick Warehouse Yokohama, and Aichi Arts Centre Nagoya, Japan. Her work in film includes the feature-length documentary Virtuosi (2012) and The Golds (2014) both films screening internationally in many festivals. Her many short films have won awards including 5 Australian Dance Awards for Dance Film, Best Visual Design, Hong Kong Dance Awards (ON VIEW: Hong Kong 2018), Best Visual/​Special Effects for short film, (Slipped) St. Kilda Film Festival Australia, and Il Coreografo Elettronico, Napolidanza, Italy (Fine Line). She is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Melbourne. Platform Papers 60: Capturing the Vanishing: A choreographer and film was published by Currency House Australia in 2019.
Virtuosi (2012)
On View (2013)

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