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Botis Seva | Air


Divya Pathak


Botis Seva

About the Project

Botis Seva: Air is a documentary featuring an exclusive, rare solo dance performance by award winning choreographer Botis Seva. Botis is a rising star in the UK and recently won the prestigious 2019 Olivier Award, Britain's top theatre honor, for Best New Dance Production.

He is Artistic Director of collective Far From the Norm and was recently Guest Artistic Director of the UK's National Youth Dance Company. Botis has also been profiled in The Guardian, performed for Channel 4's Random Acts and choreographed works for famed British venues such as Sadler's Wells.

Director: Divya Pathak
Producer: Giles Alderson
Director of Photographer: Milos Moore

Editor: Gonçalo Sa Correia
Music: Two Twenty Two

Steadicam: Andrew Bainbridge
Gaffer: Thomas Northam
Colorist: Laura Pavone


Sound Recordist: Jamie Isherwood
Sound Designer: Luke O'Connell


Researcher: Candice Onyeama

1st AC: James Stormer
2nd AC: Matthew Gundel
2nd AD: Claudia Grace McKell
3rd AD: Samuel Evans



The documentary is split up into two sections beginning with Botis talking directly into camera and sharing his background and experiences, followed by a performance. He originally choreographed a dance to some music which wasn't shared with Two Twenty Two. Instead, Divya briefed Tom and Daisy to create an original piece of music that gently underscores Botis talking into camera and then evolving into the reverse-engineered piece of music he could've been dancing to if that was indeed what Botis was hearing.

Fender Rhodes with vibrato makes up a large part of the music with subtle sound design synths, ebowed guitar and percussion. Every note of the music from the halfway point onwards is informed entirely by how Botis movements suggest.

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