Grades 9-12, College, Adult
Directed by Barbara Willis Sweete
Produced by Rhombus Media
VHS Purchase $59
US Release Date: 1998
Copyright Date: 1998
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-779-4
Awards and Festivals
Silver Apple, National Educational Media Network
Best Art Direction, Gemini Awards
Banff Rockie Awards
Honorable Mention, Columbus International Film & Video Festival
A Mythical Dance Fantasy
A spectacular dance fantasy drawing on the world of myth.
JOURNEY is a spectacular dance fantasy that draws on the world of myth and fairy tale to tell an epic story in three parts. Part One, inspired by the myth of Demeter, traces the inward psychological journey of a Woman. Part Two presents the Male journey as a Ulyssian voyage across the waters to many islands of adventure and trial. Part Three is an exquisite pas de deux, danced with great passion by the hero and heroine.
The story unfolds exclusively through music, dance and imagery. It combines a variety of innovative movement styles, from classical ballet to scaling vertical rock faces, climbing giant nets, flying through the air on bungee cords, and dancing in a vast sea only two inches deep.
"A feast for the eyes...highly recommended...Anyone who has an interest in modern dance will want to see this video."
Charles H. Burkart, Head, AV Library, West Virginia University, MC Journal
"Provocative and beautifully staged. Recommended"