A collaborative project (QC-UK) between filmmaker Katrina McPherson and choreographer Harold Rhéaume
SOLITUDE is a cinematographic videodance project combining the talent and expertise of videographer Katrina McPherson (Scotland) and choreographer Harold Rhéaume (Quebec), old-time friends. Theses films, of which the images were shot in Quebec and Scotland, reunite interpreters from both sides of the Atlantic. This creative work is also part of WIDENING LANDSCAPES, the cinematographic project of an international collaboration born after the reunion of Harold and Katrina.
SOLITUDE is inspired by the dialectic between individuality and community, isolation and belonging. Weaving together material filmed on location in Quebec and Scotland during 2019, this short film presents dance artists from both countries.
An important part of the project is the creation of an artistic book filled with a selection of images derived from scenes filmed in Scotland and Québec. This book imposed on Katrina and Harold the scenario of the film. Throughout this work, the interpreters reveal themselves, influenced by various locations and situations, alone yet connected to their partners and the community that surrounds them. Each segment offers a fragment of their multiple stories, their state of mind and state of body.
Production, camera and editing
Harold Rhéaume with the collaboration of the interpreters
Aïcha Bastien N’Diaye
Dance Base Scotland
Le fils d’Adrien danse
Ferme Arthur Cauchon Inc.
Maison pour la danse
This collaborative artistic project between Harold, Katrina, Bodysurf Scotland, Le fils d’Adrien danse and The Work Room (Glasgow) is made possible thanks to British Council (BC), Ministère de la Culture et des communications (MCC) du Québec, Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie (MRIF) du Québec, Ville de Québec and Creative Scotland.