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Ritual in Transfigured Time

Still aus Ritual in Transfigured Time, 1946. Mit Genehmigung von Re:Voir A ritual is an action distinguished from all others in that it seeks the realization of its purpose through the exercise of form. In this sense ritual is art; and even historically, all art derives from ritual. In ritual, the form is the meaning. More […]

Maya Deren
1946
00:15:00

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Still aus Ritual in Transfigured Time, 1946. Mit Genehmigung von Re:Voir

A ritual is an action distinguished from all others in that it seeks the realization of its purpose through the exercise of form. In this sense ritual is art; and even historically, all art derives from ritual. In ritual, the form is the meaning. More specifically, the quality of movement is not merely a decorative factor; it is the meaning itself of the movement. In this sense, this film is dance. 

Maya Deren: Chamber Films, program notes for a presentation, 1960 

  • #Title: Ritual in Transfigured Time
  • #Director: Maya Deren
  • #Choreography: Frank Westbrook
  • #Year of Production: 1946
  • #Duration: 00:15:00
  • #Dance and Acting: Rita Christiani, Anaïs Nin, Frank Westbrook, Maya Deren
  • #Camera: Hella Heyman, Alexander Hammid, Maya Deren
  • #Editing: Alexander Hammid, Maya Deren