GRASSVILLE is the 5th piece Annabelle Lopez Ochoa has created for Whim W’Him.
This spring she started out with an exploration of a completely different topic, but the intimacy and physical interaction required were simply not available to masked dancers six feet apart in a Seattle studio and a choreographer in Amsterdam.
“So why not,” Annabelle thought, “make a piece showing people not touching each other? Maybe a piece on lack of contact with nature?”
The answer is a surreal take on our reaction to being locked inside our walls during the pandemic and our longing to reconnect to nature—which happens mostly in (or on*) our heads.
*The lavish headpieces are the flowering of ever-inventive Mark Zappone’s imagination.
This film was created and filmed following strict adherence
to the CDC guidelines for physical distancing and safety protocols.
September 24, 2020
Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Filming & Direction