A woman is observed showering behind a translucent curtain. Gradually the view is obscured by a superimposed flipbook: a sequence of drawings of a dancing woman. As a harpsichord prelude interrupts the environment of natural sounds, the dancer is freed from the pages and cavorts in a multiplicity of erotic gestures as if propelled by the throbbing contrapuntal tempo. Moving through the overlapping images a string of words suggests sources, motives, and memories.
Length: 4 minutes
Director: George Griffin
Music: J.S. Bach
George Griffin grew up in Tennessee, studied at Dartmouth, and has lived in New York City since 1967. His work includes cartoons, narratives, docs, and musicals, including Head, Viewmaster, Ko-Ko, and A Little Routine. He has taught animation courses at Harvard, Pratt, and Parsons, and he line produced the Emmy-winning L'Histoire du Soldat for PBS.