“Nuance” is a short film featuring a dancer that moves an animated ball of light in sync with a song that accompanies his movements.

In a short black and white film, dancer Lucas Boirat does battle with light, as it morphs shapes. The tightly choreographed video, called Nuance, is by French director, Marc-Antoine Locatelli and sees Boirat dance, contort and seemingly fight with the light all perfectly timed to an electronic track. The video imagines a future where dance and music play off of each other, instead of just dance reacting to different beats and rhythms.

Locatelli told Fast Co.Design:

I chose the track because it’s very rhythmic, and it allowed me to work on shape movement, acceleration, and slow-motion, as well as take poetic breaks. I wanted to see how graphic shapes could emphasize or reveal parts of the music that had otherwise remained hidden.

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