Directed by Rogerio Silva
'I cried. This is so beautiful. There are no words.'
Over 8 million views worldwide
Edifice is about relationships built very much like a house. Isolated forms bend, flow and connect to create a unified mass. A structure that shelters and nurtures those within. Directed, shot and edited by Rogerio Silva Choreographed and performed by Carmine De Amicis and Harriet Waghorn Music by Alaskan Tapes "Then Suddenly, Everything Changed"
Carmine and Harriet set out to explore a hybrid approach to Latin American dance and Contact Improvisation. The goal was to create devices and qualities to establish a singular body dialogue, starting with the connection principles of both dances. Together they developed the hybrid partnering language that informed the choreographic process and aimed to explore themes like blurred and permeable boundaries, migration and integration, intuition and growth. As I watched the rehearsals, I was taken with the honesty of the movement and how Carmine and Harriet supported each other equally throughout. There were no gender roles and I liked that they could reverse their roles and everything would still work. I approached the shoot with this in mind and tried to capture the piece in a way that shows both their weaknesses and strengths equally.
'I have probably watched this dance 100 times. So proud that you surpassed 1 million! this is one of my all-time favourite videos on the internet, and it will never cease to be beautiful'
'Wow, This was absolutely moving, I have never seen a piece where the realness of the male female relationship is so explicitly detailed and accurate. There was such equality on male/female roles and how we hold and support each other.'
'How are these dancers not in love by the time they perform the final act? The raw emotions I feel just by watching this for few minutes...'
'Absolutely beautiful. Beautiful dancers, beautiful energy, beautiful choreography. I loved that they both did an equal amount of dancing and it wasn't just him lifting her the whole entire time. Bravo!!'
'This is truly a masterpiece. I've never seen such a performance. The music, the emotion, the look in their eyes, the way their bodies move and tell this story... it's brilliant and it's art.'
'One of the most beautiful choreographies I have ever seen. I'm left speechless.'
'This is so beautiful, took me to another place immediately. amazing choreography and wonderful dancers. thank you so much for this.' (Online Viewer)