Synopsis by Brian J. Dillard
A performer becomes trapped in a pair of magic shoes that won't stop dancing in this 45-minute short that marks the directorial debut of British musician Kate Bush. Bush plays a singer/dancer who finds her rock band's rehearsals interrupted by the arrival of a mysterious woman who appears magically from the other side of the studio mirror. Offering Bush's character a pair of magic shoes, the gaudy diva (Miranda Richardson) quickly escapes back through the mirror just as Bush realizes that the shoes won't stop dancing and won't come off. Following the enchantress through the mirror, Bush travels through a fantastical landscape of prancing devils, sinister crones, icy cities, and endless movement, finally confronting her foe in a battle that shatters the mirror separating fantasy from reality. Six songs from Bush's 1993 album The Red Shoes provide the soundtrack for The Line, the Cross and the Curve; individual scenes were later edited into separate videos for the album's singles. Lindsay Kemp, the legendary mime and London stage performer who trained both Bush and David Bowie in movement techniques, appears alongside several other longtime Bush collaborators, including her brother.
music, music-video, pop-music