The Moon and the Sun: Choreographer Jasna Harris

Choreographer Jasna Harris - Show ReelChoreographer Jasna Harris‘ 2014 showreel includes a bit of the dance sequence from the movie of BVC founding member Vonda N. McIntyre‘s Nebula-winning The Moon and the Sun.

McIntyre visited the production during  filming at the chateau de Versailles. “It was a privilege to be there,” she says, “and to meet so many talented people. One of the (many!) high points was Jasna Harris’ dance sequence. I can’t wait to see it on the big screen.”

The movie premiers on April 10, 2015.

McIntyre blogged about her visit here at Book View Café.


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6 Responses to The Moon and the Sun: Choreographer Jasna Harris

  1. Foxessa says:

    Alas — that second in the real that shows Louis dancing is astoundingly non-historical, for his court, his times and the history of dance.

    Sigh.

    If that’s an indication of how things are being done with the film, it’s going to be a huge disappointment.

  2. Foxessa says:

    I meant to type “reel” not real.

  3. The movie isn’t aimed at historical accuracy. It is, however, going to be beautiful.

    V.

  4. Foxessa says:

    With dance, there is all that philosophy that was entwined with the Court, defined the Court, the very concept of monarchy — even before L XIV — and it was the platform of sovereignty, particularly for L XIV.

    But who knows that except historical scholars of dance and French history, so who cares.

  5. Pati Nagle says:

    My impression was that the movie was more fantasy than historical. Can’t wait to see it!

  6. Pati has it right. The movie’s intent is fairy tale rather than historical record.

    I’m afraid I stopped being very impressed with music scholars when I learned they had written Elisabeth Claude Jacquette de la Guerre out of their histories, because Girl Cooties.

    Watching Jasna Harris’ dance sequence when I visited the set was a peak experience for me, and I was entirely aware that it wasn’t a historical recreation.

    Vonda