By Arielle Smith
A film by Amy Becker-Burnett
Arielle Smith’s Jolly Folly is like your favourite dance number in an old movie musical: fast-paced, surprising, and full of uncontainable energy. Inspired by playful silent films of 1920s and 1930s Hollywood, Director Amy Becker-Burnett creates an elegantly mesmerising aesthetic that feels both timeless and fresh.
Dripping with charm and nostalgia, and driven by the Klazz Brothers’ latin-infused covers of Tchaikovsky, Strauss and Mozart, Jolly Folly will leave you grinning from ear to ear.
“Dazzling, eccentric and delightful.”
“What an original voice is Arielle Smith. Jolly Folly is a witty and highly watchable creation. It’s terrific fun.”
“A goofball charmer inflected by silent movies and set to a bonkers score. The dancers tilt like skew-whiff giraffes, spring from snazzy spins into tumbles. They look like they’re having a ball.”
The Sunday Times
“A vivacious tribute to silent movies.”
“An exhilarating work driven by zany humour. An absolute delight.”
Dancers: Georgia Bould, Joseph Caley, Julia Conway, Daniel McCormick, Ken Saruhashi, Francesca Velicu, Erik Woolhouse, Rhys Antoni Yeomans
Rental also includes a bonus Behind the Scenes mini-documentary, featuring Arielle Smith, and dancers Joseph Caley and Ken Saruhashi. Documentary by Michael Nunn & William Trevitt.
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