In 2007 the Sydney Dance Company appointed 29-year old choreographer Tanja Liedtke as their first new artistic director in 30 years. However, before she could take up the position, she was struck and killed by a truck in the middle of the night. Admired internationally as a dancer and celebrated for her fresh choreographic voice, she was known as a dedicated artist, intelligent, dorky, funky and generous. Eighteen months after her death her collaborators embark on a world tour of her work and in the process they must deal with their grief and explore the reasons for her death.
Interspersed with intimate footage of her artistic process and previously unseen interviews, Life in Movement is a film about life and loss. Filmmakers Bryan Mason and Sophie Hyde give us a powerfully rendered take on art and artist, creativity and our own mortality. Embraced by critics and audiences alike this moving documentary explores what it is to live creatively.
Actors: Tanja Liedtke, Julian Crotti, Kristina Chan, Anton
Format: DVD Region 4