Synopsis

This observational documentary was realized by filmmakers at the State University of Paraná. It follows the Federal University of Paraná’s Téssera Dance Company in black-and-white images as the group’s members prepare the dance piece “Black Dog”, a work about confronting depression, in June of 2017. The film’s story, structured in chapters, presents archetypal characters overcoming individual crises for the sake of collective expression. “The pack must walk together”, says the company’s stern but compassionate leader, within the context of a pedagogical work about the importance of a show going on. (A. C)

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Director

Eduardo Baggio, Juslaine Abreu-Nogueira

Eduardo and Juslaine are professors in the undergraduate and graduate courses in cinema at Unespar. Doctoral researchers in the groups Cinecriare: Cinema - Creation and Reflection (Unespar/CNPq), Kinedária: art, poetics, cinema, video (Unespar/CNPq), and GILDA - Interdisciplinary Group in Language, Diversity, and Subjectivity (UFPR/CNPq). They directed the following documentaries: As Verdades de Ale em Nós (Juslaine Abreu-Nogueira, 2017), João & Maria (Eduardo Baggio, 2016), and Santa Teresa (Eduardo Baggio, 2014).

Credits

Producers

Agnes Vilseki, Cristiane Wosniak

Writers

Eduardo Baggio, Juslaine Abreu-Nogueira, Pedro Carregã

Cast

Téssera Companhia de Dança UFPR

Cinematographer

Anna Petracca

Editor

Pedro Carregã

Sound

Pedro Monte Kling, Pedro Carregã