“Club Ark Eternal” is a short film, directed by Partel Oliva with original music by Lafawndah and BR-RR and movement direction by Ryan Heffington.
For the Spring-Summer 2017 season, KENZO pays homage to nightlife as a powerful source of alternative energies against racism, sexual oppression and class violence. Clubs as exemplars of progressive communities, crucibles of self-invention. Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have made dance a KENZO staple, with recent events including Spike Jonze’s “KENZO World” ad and Jean-Paul Goude’s H&M x KENZO show. To introduce the new KENZO Resort 2017 and Men’s Spring-Summer 2017 collections, they commissioned a dance film from director duo Partel Oliva.
See the movie at: https://www.kenzo.com/en/clubarketernal
Written & Directed by Partel Oliva
Movement Director: Ryan Heffington
Director of Photography: Jason McCormick
Dancers / co-choreographers:
Tiffany Aliyah, Jonathan Bourdine, Junji Dezaki,
Arne Gjelten, Habby Jacques, Alexander Pelaez,
LaTonya Swann, Calvin Tolbert Jr
Stylist: Miyako Bellizi
Hair Stylist: Tanya Melendez
Make-Up Artist: Mia Yang
Orginial music by Lafawndah and BR-RR
Additional music by Caroline Shaw, “Courante” performed by Roomful Of Teeth