Hana Sakai

See scenes from the film MALTA KANO, TX at the DWDT Book Launch!

MALTA KANO, TX is a film by Dominic Walsh and Belgian artist Frédérique de Montblanc and features Japanese ballerina Hana Sakai and Domenico Luciano.  The film premiered at the Brussels Short Film Festival in April 2015 and was an official selection at the Festival Tous Courts Aix-en-Provence, France International Film Festival in November 2015.

Check out the trailer:

MALTA KANO, TX tells the story of a couple in crisis where the husband and wife seem to be unable to tame each other anymore.  Through gesture and dance, the film explores the tragic yet beautiful metamorphosis one undergoes in the quest to preserve love.

"Frédérique and her team, through the medium of film, have successfully captured the dreamlike essence of my work."   – Dominic Walsh

Director of Photography: Romain Ferrand, Music Composition: Loup Mormont.  Produced by Eklektik Productions in collaboration with DWDT.

The DWDT Book features stills from the film:

And behind the scenes photos of the filming at the Asia Society of Texas:

Some of the amazing women featured by DWDT

The book features photographs of the dancers who have worked with DWDT throughout the years.  Here are just a few . . .

Marie-Agnès Gillot  with Domenico Luciano /   The Firebird

Marie-Agnès Gillot with Domenico Luciano /  The Firebird

Marie-Agnès Gillot  with Domenico Luciano   /  The Firebird

Marie-Agnès Gillot with Domenico Luciano   / The Firebird

Hana Sakai    /   Camille Claudel

Hana Sakai   /  Camille Claudel

Hana Sakai    /   Uzume

Hana Sakai   /  Uzume

Stefania Figliossi   with Domenico Luciano and Robert Dekkers /   Ancora lá

Stefania Figliossi  with Domenico Luciano and Robert Dekkers /  Ancora lá

Marissa Parmenter, Lauren Anderson, Tyann Clement, Rachel Meyer, Danielle Brown and Krissy Richmond    /   The Dying Swan

Marissa Parmenter, Lauren Anderson, Tyann Clement, Rachel Meyer, Danielle Brown and Krissy Richmond   /  The Dying Swan

Dawn Dippel   with Domenico Luciano /   Sleeping Beauty

Dawn Dippel  with Domenico Luciano /  Sleeping Beauty

Dawn Dippel    /   Titus Andronicus

Dawn Dippel   /  Titus Andronicus

Amy Cain   with Domenico Luciano and Dawn Dippel /   Titus Andronicus

Amy Cain  with Domenico Luciano and Dawn Dippel /  Titus Andronicus

Felicia McBride    /    Medea

Felicia McBride   /   Medea