Make space for dance as a site of presence and awareness, a healing balm in the age of relentless clutter.
Nilay is a screendance that explores interiority as a source of movement from within, a locus of expression. "Nilay" is Filipino for meditation. As meditative movement, it is an exploration of interiority in Japanese, Philippine and contemporary dance, drawing from baybayin writing and nihonbuyo dance. It is about shifts felt internally, but not always seen.
Helen Herberston, Australian lifetime achievement awardee in dance, cites "the delicacy and spaciousness of this film."
The feminine body and the interior, subtle self are also shown as tropes of the numinous in the self and in the world.
"I like the delicacy and spaciousness of this film." Helen Herbertson, choreographer
"Rina Corpus' meditations on Asian dance never fail to inspire stillness. The languid movements are hypnotic; but not only do they enthrall but also inspire us to return to a much quieter and more examined inner life."
Isha Abubakar, musician