Interview with Filmmaker Luigi Coppola (BEEHIVE)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

BEEHIVE was the winner of BEST DANCE FILM at the September 2020 Dance & Music Festival.

1. What motivated you to make this film?

Movements and dance always fascinated me. It’s incredible what a body can do, what sorts of things and concepts it can express. So the interaction between dance , Vertical Dance in particular and nature motivated me. The movie was shot in a spectacular natural place on the mediterranean coast in Italy, that looks like a Beehive, so we just figured bees inside with their movements, dance and their vital labor to the environment. This kind of dance allows viewing from other perspectives and that ‘s very interesting as well as spectacular.

2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this short?

It took us about three months to study project, choreography and costume design. We also needed…

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