Green Umbrella Revives Dada Film-In a period when dance historians are industriously re-creating significant "lost " works, CalArts forces have made an oblique contribution with the restoration of "Ballet Mecanique," landmark Dada film by Dudley Murqhy, Fernand Leger Ray, with music by George Antheil.The results of the cinematic effort led by William Moritz, were shown for the first time on May 8th 1989 as a concert at Japan America Theatre by the New CalArts 20th-Century Players.
This short dadaist film has a lot of interesting compositions, and I think the effects are quite spectacular for its time. Simply by reversing several shots, they manage to create a surreal experience. Surrealism, magic realism, and levitation are all very vital parts of my film. "Vormittagsspuk - Ghosts Before Breakfast" (1928) by Hans Richter