Too Close for Conversation (2002) – 11 min 28 sec
Filmed and edited in Los Angeles, Too Close received its premiere at the Manchester Film Festival in 2002. A single entity floats weightless in womblike darkness. Tension builds, pulling flesh apart, dividing, until two bodies emerge: a man and a woman. What follows is their struggle to coexist. Dancing their world into existence, their movement conversation reflects their relationship, a longing to communicate, their closeness and their separateness. In the end, it takes a leap of faith to find each other again.
Filmmaker: Morleigh Steinberg; Original music: Henry LeRoy Finch; Costumes: Roxanne Steinberg; Dancers: Mark DeChiazza and Kristen Hollinsworth.