In Her Hands

By In Dance, Films 11 min

Inspired by the life and work of Camille Claudel and Auguste Rodin, In Her Hands reflects on the relationship between the two French sculptors. It is a glimpse into the mind and heart of a woman challenged by the fragility of her own psyche. Set in Paris 1892, Camille, played by Russian Ballerina () is distracted and struggles to work as memories of their past swirl around her tormented mind, haunting her. She dismisses her model and slips into an abstract reverie, imagining herself as one of her sculptures dancing passionately with her lover (Matthew Ball – The Royal Ballet). Choreography by Valentino Zucchetti (The Royal Ballet) sensitively echoes shapes and motifs used by the artists to explore the many facets of their doomed relationship.