Amazon Studios has released a new photo that reveals an impressive Suspiria dance scene featuring Dakota Johnson in the remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 supernatural horror film. You can view the full photo below.
In the Luca Guadagnino-directed film, coming on November 2nd, a darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the troupe’s artistic director (Tilda Swinton), an ambitious young dancer (Dakota Johnson), and a grieving psychotherapist (Lutz Ebersdorf). Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.
“She takes the place of a dance student who has recently disappeared and immediately becomes one of the top dancers in the academy,” Johnson told EW. Her character, Susie, develops an “intense and beautiful” student-teacher relationship with Swinton’s director, “and then you discover that the dance academy is run by witches!”
“In Dario Argento’s film, you see mostly lessons; there is not a grand dance moment in the movie,” Guadagnino told the magazine. “We felt that dance needed to be part of the process of witchcraft. That performance builds towards the greater ritual that is at the core of the film.” The Suspiria dance scene is set to “Volk,” was created by the film’s choreographer, Damien Jalet, and features an instrumental by the film’s composer, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke.
“We hand-knotted each costume in red bondage rope in our atelier, to give it a feeling of dripping blood,” says costume designer Giulia Piersanti. “We were moving on the points of a pentagram, as though the dance were casting a spell,” Johnson adds.