A fierce cascade of glowingly lit water pours over dancer Elena Zaino. She swirls and scatters spray, tossing her long hair, but it’s more eerie than playful. Little rhythmic steps develop into a manic dance of possession; she veers from mocking to sobbing and, finally, near-naked, spins and contorts in strobe light.
Yet suddenly the choreography is ramped up to a heroic scale, and everything transforms. The water bounces dramatically off the dancer's body, creating halos, patterns and plumes of spray and, lit from the back, she seems to dissolve into a shimmer of water and light.
The effect becomes more hallucinatory when a powerful strobe light splinters everything into glittering pixels and reduces her movements to flickering fragments, as if in an old film.