Hidaka’s “Together” named Best Experimental Film at Big Apple Film Festival
A young woman grabs her snorkel gear and jumps in the ocean not to swim, but to dance. Her partners glide along with her effortlessly; even coming up for air is a graceful act.
What makes this dance unusual isn’t simply that it takes place underwater, but that it takes place between two species: Human and dolphin.
Together: Dancing with Spinner Dolphins is a brief (three-and-a-half minutes) documentary by New York-based Japanese choreographer and filmmaker Chisa Hidaka.
The project’s first production is already well received. Together was named Best Experimental Film at its premiere Saturday at the Big Apple Film Festival in New York.