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Shot at the Martha Graham Dance Studio NYC, this film for BAFTA award-winning composer JANE ANTONIA CORNISH’s Into Silence features New York City Ballet principal dancer ASK LA COUR performing his choreography with SARA MICHELLE MURAWSKI, a principal ballerina with American National Ballet. The full film is one continuous steadicam shot, with alternate angles ghosted over the top. Upon watching playback, ASK LA COUR said, “This looks like how it feels to dance.” 

Watch the full Into Silence piece at

Directed by: The Saline Project, Adam Toht + Ben Toht
Director of Photography: Ed David
Location: Martha Graham Dance Company NYC. 

Edited by: Ben Toht
Assistant Camera: John Larson
Gaffer: Jordan Bell
Art Director: Liz Sexton
Design by: Adam Toht
Executive Producer: Anna King

Composed by: Jane Antonia Cornish

Choreographed by: Ask la Cour
Dancers: Ask La Cour + Sara Michelle Murawski
Artist: Jane Antonia Cornish


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