“Swimminghole” is a music video for the premiere EP of Berlin-based electronic duo Droves. A dancefilm choreographed and directed by Sarah Friedland, “Swiminghole” features abstract choreographies of skin, fat and light, juxtaposed against a contemporary dance duet featuring dancers Kyle Marshall(Doug Elkins Co, 10 Hairy Legs) and Benny Olk (Merce Cunningham, Lucinda Childs Co). Cinematography by Gabe Elder and Production Design by Stephanie Osin Cohen.
Sarah Friedland is a filmmaker and choreographer who works at the intersection of moving images and moving bodies. Her short films have screened in the New Orleans Film Festival, Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, Mostra Internacional de Videodanca di Sao Carlos and many others. She has furthered her choreographic learning as a mentee of Julie Strandberg, a participant in MacArthur award-winning choreographer Susan Marshall’s SUMAC workshop, and an apprentice in 2014 with the American Dance Legacy Initiative. She is a graduate of Brown University where she studied Modern Culture and Media, graduating with the Weston Award for filmmaking.