Lost in the physical memories of the past, she longs to be caught, thrown, and held by her acrobatic partner. Based on my own experience as a “base” in a partner acrobatic duo, I wanted to capture the intimate details of Hand to Hand technique while also addressing the loss I felt when I stopped practicing with my partner. These physical memories become her past, present and future, as she faces a new reality alone. My reality. Tragically, my acrobatic partner passed away some years ago unexpectedly and yet I continue to feel his weight on my shoulders. He was also my brother. This film is dedicated to him. Raphael Cruz.
Francisco Cruz, Associate Artistic Director of The 7 Fingers, directs circus performers Harley McLeish and Anne-Marie Godin in Catch Me, exploring partner acrobatic hand to hand technique and original composition by Brooklyn based singer-songwriter Arum Rae.
Director: Francisco Cruz
Featuring: Harley McLeish and Anne-Marie Godin
Music composed by: Arum Rae and and Sami Freeman
Color: Will Adashek
Cinematography / Edit: Francisco Cruz
Produced by Jacob Jonas The Company
Executive Producer/Creative Director: Jacob Jonas
Producers: Jill Wilson, Emma Rosenzweig-Bock
Associate Producers: Joy Isabella Brown, Francisco Cruz, Steve Hackman, Emily Kikta, Rubberlegz, Anibal Sandoval, Mike Tyus, Peter Walker, Christian Stroble
Co-presented by Brooklyn Academy of Music, Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater, Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts, and Stanford Live