Life In Movement (2011)

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In 2007 the Sydney Dance Company appointed 29-year-old choreographer Tanja Liedtke as their first new artistic director in 30 years. However before she could take up the position, she was struck and killed by a truck in the middle of the night. Admired internationally as a dancer and celebrated for her fresh choreographic voice, she was known as a dedicated artist, intelligent, dorky, funny and generous. 18 months after her death her collaborators embark on a world tour of her work, and in the process they must deal with their grief and explore the reasons for her death. Interspersed with intimate footage of her artistic process and previously unseen interviews, Life in Movement is a film about moving creatively through life and loss. Filmmakers Bryan Mason and Sophie Hyde give us a powerfully rendered take on art and artists, creativity and our own mortality.

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In every sense, it's a moving story.

Apr 13, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Wim Wenders's Pina, about the late Pina Bausch, has set the bar high. This one is worth treasuring, in the same canon.

Apr 13, 2012 | Full Review…

I don't think it's the best documentary I've ever seen but certainly it does give insight into her life and work

Apr 13, 2012 | Rating: 3/5

Essential viewing for lovers of modern dance.

Apr 13, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/5

Though much of the film's context is ensconced in the dance industry, Life in Movement is a powerfully rendered tale of young creatives finding their place in the world.

Apr 13, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Deftly compiled and packed with revealing footage, this is a beautiful tribute to its subject, and also an eye-opening look into the emotional power of art.

Apr 13, 2012 | Full Review…

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