The film takes places in the swimming pools of Bellerive: a public place where bodies are exposed, the intimacy is shown, and the physical proximity is excessively tangible. However it becomes a place of invisibility when the dancers’ bodies mingle with the crowd. Among people, dancers make simple, hidden, daily gestures which let us perceive the duration and the stillness of the place.
In a court yard three suburban men are getting bored. They are always there, every day. They talk to spend the time. They play and wait for some passers by to catch their attention.
By his film Fernand Melgar wants to make the contemporary dance world accessibile to everybody. The movie follows an embryonic choreographic process: improvisations, brilliant ideas, false tracks and doubts. Which is the origin of a movement? How to compose on a stage? How do dancers learn the movements that torn their bodies?