Rolling Frames is an intimate and personal look into the scenarios of three very different relationships that are affected and manipulated by dependency.

At the heart of Rolling Frames are a series of shifting voices and characters that inhabit three very different relationships. These relationships are linked by the role that dependency plays in each. To some extent, every relationship involves a yielding of independence. The poem dissects this manner of yielding: the manifestation of greed in desire, the vulnerability in love, the loneliness in lust.

The physicality and inner rhythms of the words are translated once over by the expressive movements of dance, and once again through the gaze of the camera's eyes


Choreography & Movement Direction: Anna-Lise Marie Hearn
Videography & Direction: Katie Garrett (Garrett & Garrett Videography)
Poem: Ella Jane Chappell
Voices: Katie Garrett and Nicholas Hermann
Dancers: Laura Boulter, KJ Clarke-Davis, Lydia Costello, Jennifer Jones, Nathalia Lillehagen and Eleanor Mackinder

Rolling Frames has been screened across dance film festival internationally, it has won a number of awards including the Southbank Poetry Film Competition 2014 and was screened at Sadler's Wells as part of Sadler's Sampled 2016. 

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Featured in Cultural Weekly "ScreenDance Diaries" by Sarah Elgart.

I think this is the most beautiful, concise and perfect dance film I have ever seen (and I’ve worked on a few myself!). There’s something about it that is so immensely satisfying, moving and captivating...
— Christopher Benstead


The editing between couples and the capturing of the movement is precise and beautiful, and towards the end of the film it takes on an almost rhythmic pace. The cinematography and color is rich and lush, and I like the way the camera seamlessly provides varying points of view while also traversing continuously between both subject and locations
— Sarah Elgart, Cultural Weekly