The Way You Move

This Dancer’s Stunning Performance In The World's Deepest Pool Took Our Breath Away

"I dedicate this film to all the women of the world."

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In an exquisite piece from Julie Gautier, the deep sea diver and underwater filmmaker dances underwater before coming up for air. 

The short film, titled AMA, "tells a story everyone can interpret in their own way, based on their own experience," Gautier explains on Vimeo. "There is no imposition, only suggestions." Gautier adds that she wanted to articulate both pain and grace in the film, plunging into the water "to make it not too heavy."

"I dedicate this film to all the women of the world."

Colossal points out that the title of the film is the Japanese word for "woman of the sea," "which is also the name for Japan's traditional shell collectors. The film is a metaphoric nod to these united women, while also representing the relationship that connects women from all over the world."

"For me, this film is a way to say: you are not alone," Gautier tells Colossal, "open yourself to others, talk about your sufferings and your joys."

Visually, the entrancing film begins with Gautier standing in (what appears to be) rainwater. Then, it cuts to the bottom of the world's deepest pool in Venice, Italy, where Gautier begins her choreography. She moves slowly and effortlessly, dressed in black, to "Rain in Your Black Eyes" by Ezio Bosso. 

As the music heightens, so does Gautier, and eventually, she makes her way to the surface as she exhales.

You can check it all out below:

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