People dance in private moments of personal abandon, across London in the summer of 2001. The film is the result of the directorâ€™s work with respondents to a local advertisement seeking â€˜living-room dancersâ€™ - people who love to dance behind closed doors. â€˜What I think I like most about Human Radio is the pacing of its filming and the intimate sympathy of its connection with the dancersâ€¦. Human Radio is the result of Pennellâ€™s work with the respondents to an advertisement seeking â€œliving-room dancersâ€ â€“ people who like to dance behind closed doors. She combines perfect telling details to show us just what we need to see to connect deeply with these people whose dancing is private. The shots are beautifully framed, taking advantage of the limited spaces of these peopleâ€™s homes. The camera angles emphasise the danceâ€¦These â€œordinaryâ€ people are filmed with a love and attention fit for Baryshnikov. Their dances become ours â€“ as exuberant, halting, skilled, or wistful as they, and we, maybe.â€™ - Charlotte Shoemaker, San Francisco, Notes on Curating Innovative International Dance films â€œDance on Camera Journalâ€ 2003 Awarded â€˜Best International Short Filmâ€™ at the 47th Cork Film Festival
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