Tiger (Silver lotus)

Tiger (Silver Lotus)

The Tiger has incited a sense of both awe and admiration throughout history – the prowess, ferocity, beauty and a harmony of opposites comes to mind with this powerful animal totem. Full of life, Tiger embodies spirit, the drive to achieve and make progress. In Asian culture, Tigers are an animal of the Zodiac and are thought to control the wind. They are considered sacred, standing for courage and long life.

Our fast-paced and fluid film showcases dancer Airu Matsuda. Director Daniel Belton’s cut to Mark de Clive-Lowe’s jubilant music (with Taonga Pūoro from Al Fraser), honours Lunar New Year of the Tiger and makes a bow to the sister peaks Mt Fuji (JPN) and Mt Taranaki (NZ). The renowned design and digital film team features Donnine Harrison, PJ Illustration, Jac Grenfell, Patxi Araujo, Jeong-Hee Shin, and Stuart Foster with Belton. In Ancient Asian philosophy, Yin and Yang is a concept that describes how contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected and interdependent in the natural world – they give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another, cultivating diversity. The TIGER (Silver Lotus) film is a high energy dance opus to celebrate the great cat in the meadow of our consciousness throughout 2022.

New Zealand

Music Video

Runtime 4:44

Directed by
Daniel Belton and Good Company Arts