Ben Needham-Wood’s “What the Body Holds”

January 21, 2021

“What the Body Holds”
is the final film in SKETCH FILMS: Red Thread, a four-part documentary series by contemporary ballet company Amy Seiwert’s Imagery. A collaboration between choreographer Ben Needham-Wood and filmmaker Matthew McKee, the film makes the case for movement as a healing tool for survivors of trauma and abuse.

In addition to featuring music composed by Kishi Bashi and Emily Hope Price and dancing by Ballet Hisp├ínico’s Jenna Marie, “What the Body Holds” includes insight from Svetlana Pivchik, an advocate for domestic violence survivors who uses guided movement sessions in her work.