Oboé is a visual poem that features the story of an Alzheimer’s patient.
Using contemporary dance, we navigate through her memories, showing moments between heart and mind. Static noise fragments come and go as she tries to piece the present together. All for the rush of living those again. Heart and Mind share individual moments being in control, dancing by themselves.
Dance and touch are used in a way to navigate and trigger feelings. I wanted to investigate the relation between memories and movement.
LA Drone Operator JJ Trinidad & Camera Operator Andre Slaughter.
Written and Directed by Vinicius Naldi
Produced by Chris Lewis and Sardor Kazi
Cinematography by Bryce Lansing
Edited by Victor Jory
Original Score by Roger Lima at WhiteNoiseLab
Graded by Matt Osborne at The Mill
Production Company: The Mill
Dancers: Morgan Quinn, Lydia Purvesware
Choreographer: Raquel Fraticelli
*Facts: Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia.