Dance Film: “A Reflection on Canon”
Using dance as a vehicle to explore the paradox between the body as both an intuitive organism, and as a logical, thinking device.
A Reflection on Canon reimagines canon in dance by using the ideas of cognitive scientist and physicist Douglas Hoftstader. Typically canon is used to structure choreography, instead I am using the idea of ‘canons’ (a series of rules) between dancers as a method to create choreography
Concept Video: “Un-spoken words of a Heartist”
Using dance as a vehicle to express emotions and breathe new life into a world that has been forced to hold its own.
An in depth look into movement storytelling through poetry, acting, dance and narrative interpretation. Through this refined sense of “Body Language”, movement becomes word and word becomes movement by encouraging healing through reconciliation with oneself, and embracing one’s authenticity and uniqueness.
Dance Film: “Found In Translation”
Using dance as a vehicle to communicate and innovate.
How has the pandemic changed communication? This dance film explores our dualistic identities as they exist during the COVID crisis. It explores the idea of communication and how information can be lost, glitched, or broken down through the screen.
Dance Film: “On Coventry Street”
Using dance as a vehicle to remind viewers how relationships are fundamental to the human condition and acknowledges that while we all have our differences, there are universalities that can remind us we are part of one human family.
On Coventry Street is a dance-theatre short film following a day in the life of the Baira family during their long term trailer park quarantine in a small rural Michigan town. This project deepens Shaina and Bryan Baira’s process with 360° / Immersive filmmaking as they work to transcend the limitations of COVID-19 on the performing arts. On Coventry Street offers a fly-on-the-wall experience of parenthood, pandemic life and socio-political division and slips between mundane reality and a fantastical surrealism, witnessing one family’s effort to cope with it all.
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