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Trailer of North Horizon

Making of North Horizon

North Horizon (2010)

Preview trailer of North Horizon, a dance film by Valtteri Raekallio & Thomas Freundlich.


Shot on location in Spitsbergen, Svalbard, North Horizon combine contemporary dance with the spectacular natural vistas of the high Arctic. In a a silent world of wind, waves and ice, abandoned villages stand at the edge of the northern ocean, home now only to forgotten dreams and the wordless tales of the unknown departed.


We touch, are touched, leave, and leave our mark – whether a footprint in gravel or the rusting bones of a faraway homeland, to remain for moments or for millennia under the cold and arid sky.

North Horizon explores these images through the enormous contrasts of scale between the moving human body and the seemingly still, boundless Arctic landscape – a unique artistic and environmental journey from the far edge of the world.

North Horizon has been screened at over 20 film and dance festivals worldwide.

Choreography, dance and video:
Valtteri Raekallio and Thomas Freundlich


Filmed on location in Nordenskiöld Land, Svalbard


Music by Sputnikburg


Realized with support from Kulturkontakt Nord and the Arts Council of Finland


Release date: January 2010


Duration: 14 minutes (Original 2010 festival cut 22 min)


Screening formats: HD 1080p, 2K DCP

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