Briana Fitzpatrick’s “Etch”

September 2, 2022

Multidisciplinary artist and dancer Briana Ftizpatrick combines three artistic mediums—dance, visual art and cinematography—to create her eccentric short film “Etch.” Produced in collaboration with her brother, cinematographer Cody Fitzpatrick, “Etch” highlights Briana’s intense and intricate movement quality. Also a contortionist, she melds acrobatic elements into her choreography as she sketches out sweeping lines while her feet or hands guide charcoal across paper. Briana uses dance, contortion, gymnastics, archery and martial arts to create paintings and films that, she says, “convey the beauty of movement and the essence of light.”