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Short dance film Walking to Birth 2022

Filed in Film | Posted by Satya on January 10, 2011

Walking to Birth is a short dance film in which a heavily pregnant woman searches for a place to bring her baby into the world.
The film is set in a forest with large trees.
She is directed by nature from one place to another.
By moving she is helping the child in her womb to find the way to earth.
She walks and dances with roots, trunks and branches of the trees.
They serve as a foothold, as resistance and support.
When her water breaks, it starts to rain.
The time has come.

Mother/ dancing: Satya Roosens
Baby in belly: Aaron
Father/ filming: Kurt Demey
Editing: Anaïs Dyckmans
Music composition and production: Ananta Roosens
Production: Studio Eclipse

Thanks to Sil van der Woerd and Peter Whiterose


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Satya Roosens produces performances which play mostly outside with the focus on movement in specific locations.

In 2010 Studio Eclipse was established to create performances like this.

In 2009/2010 she created the piece ‘Two sink, three float’, where the dancers become creatures that move in water in the middle of the nature. The only way to experience this performance is from the banks of the water, which means the audience misses the entire underwater dance.

This brought Satya to the idea to make a film in which the different underwater scenes are shown and bring a different perspective.

This is how the short film ‘Two sink, three float’ arose. It can be played at filmfestivals or can be shown after the performance.


Satya Roosens

Dancers :

Mirte Courtens, Simon Thomas-Train, Satya Roosens


Giovanni di Domenico


Kurt Demey

Construction platform:

Colin Kassies


Rosalie Spruijt

Underwater film works :

Frans De Backer


Tom Syryn


Swa Desmet Aquasport Deurne

With support:

Geert Mangelschots TREZART, Recreatiedomein Zilvermeer

Thanks to:

Kurt Demey, Sil van der Woerd and Fabien Gruau