Friday, August 18, 2017

Laura's Postcard from Seville, Spain

Dear Alaine,
Holy week in Sevilla is like nothing else I've seen before. There are processions every night. It is called Semana Santa de Sevilla and very beautiful!  
 ðŸ’Ÿ Laura
Thank you for the postcard Laura! I hope you like the dance film response from Copenhagen! 

Strolling through Copenhagen dance film from Alaine Handa on Vimeo.

In order of appearance in the video: Rundetårn tower, Design Museum of Denmark, Amalienborg palace.

The girl runs
Around and around in the tower
It is summer.

It is winter.
It was cold.
But I didn't care.
I danced and relished in the Christmas spirit.

Standing tall and fast
March march march
The men clomp proudly to defend

About Letters: 
The art of exchanging physical letters and postcards is slowly dying for the fast information we can get from social media, messaging, and emails. This dance film postcard project was created as a way to keep in contact as well as showcase different locations around the world that we traverse. Alaine and Laura have been dancing and collaborating together since 2011 in ChameleonHabitat, and now Letters. They have performed in New York City, Toronto, Edinburgh, and in so many different festivals. Letters is a unique dance film project of short dance films by using the postcards received as a catalyst and response to creating the short snapshots of dance film either as a soundscape, background, text, etc.


  1. I still exchange postcards with a friend! Interesting series you've got here.

    1. Thats wonderful to hear! I remember having pen pals as a kid and always sending letters when my friends (or I) moved away.

  2. Wow, you're a really great dancer! How do you not get dizzy??

    ANYWAYS, that postcard is beautiful! Is it hand drawn?

    1. Thanks! Well in dance, we have a turning technique called "spotting" which means to focus on a spot while we turn. This minimises any dizziness.
      I think the postcard is from a print of an art piece.

  3. You have such a great blog concept :D! Love it!
    Where did you get the Sevilla postcard you're holding? Looks like one of those old ones you can buy in Paris from people in the 50s/60s/70s...

    1. Thanks! Laura sent it to me from Sevilla. It reminds me of Dutch chinaware with the blue and white. The kind that my family used to have.