Stop (2013)

Dance Film

Stop, created by choreographer Susan Marshall, is a music video featuring an original score by Pulitzer prize-winning composer David Lang, played by members of the electric guitar quartet Dither and Mantra Percussion. Stop is a virtual companion piece to Susan Marshall & Company’s new dance performance Play/Pause, which will tour the US this fall. Stop references the dance moves and sleek production value of popular music videos, but introduces abstraction by adding choreographic complexity, and stripping away context to make the dancers’ movements the primary element.

Produced by Susan Marshall & Company
Choreography by Susan Marshall
Music by David Lang
Direction, Cinematography & Editing by William Cusick

Dancers: Ching-I Chang, Kristin Clotfelter
Musicians: Taylor Levine, Michael McCurdy, and James Moore