Presse Internationale -- U.S.A.
Volume 44 N°2
" Spirale Danse "
JÉRÉMIE LENOIR has made SPIRALE DANSE [Minuit Regards ref
f59242] a video starring Nelly Pouget. For background please reference Pougets
CD covered earlier in the CD reviews section of this Papatamus. This DVD really
made me wish I had learned French as this narrative is entirely in French. Even
so, I found this of interest as the film spends a few days following Pouget
in her bohemian/artist haunts as she practices, instructs children about sound
and negotiates business. This is not a music film and Pouget spends more time
with a cigarette in her mouth than a sax. Pity as the brief spots where she
is playing are exciting and reminiscent of the playing on her earlier recordings.
Near the end of the film the subject drives to the country near the south of
France, I think, where a small camp trailer that has been mired in sand for
some time it would seem. She un-mires it and once more seems in her element
albeit rural. Musicians, including Siegfried Kessler, Sunny Murray, Noah Rosen
and Makoto Sato, are very briefly seen.