Two years after their successful first collaboration with “A Room With A View”, the dance collective (LA) HORDE and acclaimed French music producer Rone teamed up again. As mentioned in a press statement, “Ghosts” is a short film and collaborative project by a coalition of artists operating at the peak of their respective fields. It features performances by the dancers of Ballet National de Marseille directed by (LA)HORDE, soundtracked by Rone and scripted by the visionary filmmaker Spike Jonze.

Set and filmed in the Fine Arts Museum of the Palais Longchamp in Marseille, Jonze’s script follows a single, apparently invisible protagonist as she meets a cast of similarly invisible characters, all trapped within the grand, deserted building. Moving, hesitantly at first, through the space, the protagonist passes from solitude and threatening physicality to states of rapture and intimacy. The film ends with a sudden collapse of the division between fantasy and reality when the protagonist meets the solitary night guard, who exits the museum at daybreak, possessed.

This short movie follows (LA)HORDE’S earlier collaboration with Rone on “Room With A View”, the musician’s 2020 show at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. It sees the dance collective extend their ongoing artistic exploration of uprising and rebellion through the lens of movement and dance.

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