Calliope Tsoupaki composed Meeting Point as a poetic statement in this era of social distancing. By doing so she wants to express that the distance that now arises between us can be bridged by music and love. In order to give her message extra eloquence, she has made a video clip of her new work, with the director Michael Middelkoop and the dancer/choreographer Shay Latukolan…
Calliope Tsoupaki plays her own composition on a grand piano in a deserted location between tall buildings. The dancer Shay Latukolan passes her, forced by the corona crisis, from a distance. A wordless bond develops between the passers-by.
“I composed Meeting Point caught in the Corona crisis months of social distancing and isolation. The protective measures are becoming less austere. We dare to face each other again and hope that we will catch up with our lives soon. After all there is no distance between us when it comes to music, when it comes to love.” Calliope Tsoupaki, Componist des Vaderlands.
Director Michael Middelkoop invited dancer and choreographer Shay Latukolan to give a free interpretation of a deserted location. The film is a HEAT production, commissioned by Buma and CISAC. Special thanks to Maene-Ypma pianos. The score of Meeting Point can be downloaded for free from www.componistdesvaderlands.nl. This was made possible with the help of Donemus.
Composer & Artist: Calliope Tsoupaki
Director: Michael Middelkoop
Production: HEAT and LUSTR
Dancer: Shay Latukolan
Producer: Luc de Kock
Production Assistance: Merle Keller
Audio engineer: Tom Gelissen
Director of Photography: Zeeger Verschuren
1st Assistant Camera: Maric Dam
Steady Cam: Jasper van Gheluwe
Editing: Maarten Ernest
Grading: Ruben Labree