SHELLY LOVE SELECTED REVIEWS
“Lush and visually stunning, the films by Shelly Love sweep you off your feet. Her understanding of movement and space, combined with an unstoppable imagination makes her an artist ahead of her time. Through her work, she creates another world that brings you on a new adventure with each film. She is in essence, a star…” – Singapore Arts Festival
“The imaginings of Shelly Love was the Highlight of the festival…a retrospective of work by a British Guest Shelly love who came to filmmaking through dance, was the highlight. Her sensitivity to movement makes poetry of curious situations. Most of them surreal yet utterly human…” – The Sydney Herald – Australia
“A Baroque shock and explosion of emotions, Shelly Love, director and choreographer proved her talent a long time ago, what comes now paralyzes the breath…her films and choreography are such a unique blend of film and art that she could soon overshadow Tim Burton…She will create great things in the future, we are convinced about that ..”
– Manuel Gehrig , Black Paper – Germany
“Acrobatic performers, magicians, punk rockstars an 18th Century portrait and colossal sets exemplify only a few of the unremitting forces of nature in this extraordinary director’s repertoire..”
– The Imaginarium Interview – ‘Schon!’ magazine – Rocio Frausto.
“Shelly Love is celebrated worldwide for her subtle and uniquely choreographic works that are like dropping into a visually poetic feast…” – Reel Dance Festival Australia
The Guardian Review: The atmospheric power of Theatres By Chris Wilkinson
see a live show – whether it is in a space with the rustic intimacy of the Watermill or the urban grunge of the Arcola – the venue itself can become an inherent and often enriching part of the experience.Ironically, the importance of this sense of place was powerfully demonstrated to me recently whilst watching a short film.
about the possibility of a piece of theatre existing entirely in one’s head, and it is this idea – the nightmarish, endless loop of an truly unobserved performance – that has become lodged in mine.
same. But I would be very hesitant about seeing this piece again outside of this context, in case its initial impact was somehow diminished. And in that sense, the film became a highly effective piece of theatre.