Andrew Winghart’s “PNEUMA”

August 5, 2022

Perfectly symmetrical formations paired with precise contemporary and hip-hop infused movement make Andrew Winghart’s film “PNEUMA” impossible to look away from. Performed to Winghart’s new song of the same name, the work was directed and choreographed by Winghart, with contributions from Tyrik Patterson. The cinematography, by JJ Trinidad, includes both front and aerial views of the movement—adding another layer to the already intricate choreography. Winghart was inspired by the rings of the helipad they filmed on, leading him to costume the dancers in wide-brimmed hats, making them stand out like dots on graph paper. “In the movement, I aimed to capture the transcendent and surreal qualities of the surroundings,” he says.