Director: Erica Russell
Release Date: 1989
It uses semi-abstract human forms, akin to those by painter Kazimir Malevich. The human forms feel both futurustic and African at the same time, and have a timeless appeal. The images get more and more abstract as the film progresses, but the sense of dance is never lost.
‘Feet of Song’ features African-sounding world music by Charlie Hart, but the music is in service to the beautiful images, not the other way round. Made for Channel 4, ‘Feet of Song’ is a prime testimony of Erica Russel’s unique style, firmly rooted in her dancer background.
Watch ‘Feet of Song’ yourself and tell me what you think: