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Watch 'A Bath In My Mother’s Womb' a new dance film that explores the first moments of life

By Vogue Scandinavia

We have all been there but the experience is still very much unknown. In a new film, Swedish-based directors Mona Namér and Sofia Aedo Zahou explores being in the womb - more specifically the stages of birth. And this exploration comes via dance and a hypnotic beat

It’s the safest place on earth; it has everything and anything one needs to grow and thrive. It has everything one needs to be.

For their latest artistic production film directors Mona Namér and Sofia Aedo Zahou take inspiration from a moment we all share, have experienced and somehow will never remember. The time we spent in our mother’s womb. The dance film ‘A Bath In My Mother’s Womb’, which explores styles of contemporary and interpretative dance, takes the viewer through an almost psychedelic visual of one’s time within the crevices and guts of she who created us, for a final interpretation of the process of life, creation and birth.

Using a mix of hip hop, house and modern dance, Namér explains that “the choreography expresses and dives into concepts such as identity, vulnerability, struggle, exhaustion, dreams, the collective and balance.” The characters move through the various sceneries and explore the necessary mental escapism they use to cope.

While we may no longer find ourselves in the womb, the film reminds us that life is constantly about change, rebirth and growth. “The film acts as a metaphor for how essential introspection is for both nature and mankind to have the opportunity to heal and be reborn,” adds Namér

Watch the film here:

A film by Mona Namér
Creative Director, Choreographer & Written by: Mona Namér
Music: Little Dragon
Film Director: Sofia Aedo Zahou
DOP: Sara Dehlin & Mika Aberra
Producers: Maida Krak & Amelie Svenstedt
Production Company: MADBUNNY FILM
Set Design: Lisa Berkert Wallard
Styling: Fernando Torres
MUA: Hanna Warsame
Hair stylist: Maurine Tugavune
Focus Puller: Jesper Lundqvist
2AC/DIT: Greta Bondelid
Gaffer: Carl Erskine
Bestboy: Charles Felipe
2nd electrician: Farah Adam
Grip: Hugo Witting
Bestboy Grip: Albin Hjelm

Cast/Dancers
Salomon Mpondo-Dicka
Mona Namér
Nyat Kibreab
Timothy Kakeeto
Marco Wihlborg
Mia Hellberg
Fredrik Quiñones
Aline Bennou
Kamilla Halid
Amir Ashoor
Lamin Holmén

FAD: Hawa Sanneh
Production assistant: Reika Xappola Farman
Runner: Tim Waclaw
Stylist assistant: Katija Hirsch
Set Design assistants: Damón Zurawski, Fredrik Dan Sundberg, Sabrina Elhafi, Patryk Konopacki Make-up assistant: Mery Mekonnen
Hair stylist assistant: Lo von Krogh
Editor: Tiyam Pour Khabbaz
Colorist: Sander van Wijk
Online: Andrea Vasquez
Graphics: Patryk Konopacki
Sound mix: Håkan Wirenstrand


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