Another solid year of art/community-making that LRP had the privilege of capturing - THANK YOU to our amazing team - Jenny Chu, Jacob Marks, Rachel Marks and Rebecca Chun - for helping make this happen!
LRP had the privilege of working with artist and director Krista DeNio to produce a short film about her project EchoTheaterSuitcase (formerly the CONTACT project) which brings together mixed ensembles of veterans of war and military service with non-veteran civilians in various communities/cities, to co-create audience-interactive performance installations.
This film captures what the project is about and the positive impact it has had on veterans and non-veterans involved in the project alike. As Krista herself says at the end of the film,
"rather than being passive as we often are in feeling like the war is over there [somewhere else] - the military is not part of us (if we're not participating in it directly) - that actually we DO have a responsibility, we ARE directly involved. And what IS our responsibility in the process in healing our society?"
Very powerful and important work - please have a look and share!
DeNio and her collaborators are continuing to refine the project working model, with contributions from each community/ensemble. They will continue serving multiple communities, nationally. For more information: kristadenio.com/echotheatersuitcase/
Venue and Event Production Credits:
Canal Gallery, Holyoke Massachusets
Did you know that we also make crowdfunding campaign and other promotional videos? Crowdfunding has been a very successful means of raising money for many entrepreneurs and artists! I wanted to share with you a few recent campaign videos of some meaningful campaigns this season - check them out!
Author Rachael Maddox's new book "Sex After Trauma"
Embodiment Project's "Ancient Children" performance project
Smuin Ballet's annual shoe campaign:
Choreographer: Hope Mohr
Dancers: Karla Quintero & Suzette Sagisi
Camera: Jenny Chu
Shoes are a vital part of the dancers' experience at Smuin Ballet. Not only do they provide support, but each type of shoe helps the dancer step into her character; you could say it has transformative powers. And believe it or not, a performer might wear 10 different pairs in one ballet! So each year the company raises funds for this essential part of work. If you'd like to help them put their best foot forward watch this video we directed and contribute to their campaign!
We are so excited to share this promo video we shot and edited for long time client, Embodiment Project. EP's latest work, "Ancient Children", is inspired by Shakti Butler's film "Healing Justice" about how restorative justice can disrupt the school to prison pipeline. Artistic Director, Nicole Klaymoon, and her dancer collaborators talk about how they brought forth their own stories and also embody those of others to make this powerful piece. "Ancient Children" previews throughout the west coast in the upcoming months and premieres at ODC in June 2018.
Music: Tama Waipara - Pacifika (Cecil Beatdown)
Camera: Jenny Chu
For its tenth anniversary season, Hope Mohr Dance responds to the current gentrification problem in the Bay Area with Precarious. A series, it began as a site specific work. It then re-framed and continued in a similar generative process, showing at CounterPulse with a walking tour and Mohr's signature intense and tactile thematic exploration. Check out this highlight edit!
Here's an example of how we can create an inspirational promotional film utilizing new and existing footage to motivate donors/potential donors. This was shown at Alonzo King LINES Ballet's annual Gala event and then was repurposed to live on the fundraising/donation section of their website:
LRP loves LINES!
Leading UK disabled artist Claire Cunningham and international choreographer and performer Jess Curtis' "The Way You Look (At Me) Tonight" grapples with questions of how we perceive each other and the world around us. With dancing, singing, story telling, music, and video, this work is a living, philosophical and sensorial audience-engaged experience. Performed at CounterPulse. Here's an example of how we used a full show 2-camera edit to make both a quick sizzle reel and also a more in depth 5min. highlight edit for promotional and portfolio purposes:
FAITH MATERIAL: ACTIVISM performed at CounterPulse, is a body- and object-bed performance about the urgent importance of believing in things that cannot be proven. The work utilizes physical practices of mediumship, ontological re-animation of objects, and full expression of faith to present a number of intimate domestic scenes of queer solitude-turned-futurism. Jesse Hewit's work is clearly influenced by Haraway’s “new materialism” politics, by the queer re-imagining/survival project of Pee Wee’s Playhouse, and by the creative faith-practices of artist/priest Amara Tabor-Smith, poet/theologian Marvin K. White, and artist/healer Sara Shelton Mann.
We're excited about this promo video we crafted for the Alonzo King LINES Ballet summer program. This top notch training program not only offers students the opportunity to study and perform with master teachers and choreographers, but it also asks the pupil to explore oneself, body, mind, and spirit and honors every person's unique individuality. Watch these young dancers meet themselves, then take off and fly.
Each year we make a video of the year in review. Here's a collage of the luminous, forthright, and expertly crafted performance we had the privilege to document in 2016. Have a watch; you'll feel so proud of your fellow artists! And get in our calendar for 2017. The world needs your diverse voices and perspectives. Happy New Year!
Cameras by: Jenny Chu, Laura Lukitsch, Jacob Marks, Rachel Marks, Loren R. Robertson
In case you are tempted to spring for a 2 camera full show edit for your next event, take a look at this video LRP recently made of Christy Funsch Dance Experience's show "Le Grande Spectacle de l'effort et de l'artifice" at ODC. Angles, close ups, wide view, intimate, and yet captures all the action! The works!! https://vimeo.com/193560949
Here's a promo we shot and cut for Hope Mohr's 2016 Bridge Project: Ten Artists Respond to Locus, which runs this month, October 14 & 15 at YBCA. The project brings together Diane Madden, 10 Bay Area post-modern artists of varied disciplines, and a very seminal work of the very influential Trisha Brown. Have a look and get your tickets!
And here's a highlight of the show itself:
Do Be will keep you on your toes, replete with lamp shades, balloons, migrating musicians, wardrobes that house people, and of course their phenomenal dancing and exceptional musicianship! Watch this highlight edit LRP made of the equally talented collection of artists from post:ballet and The Living Earth Show.
Dorrance Dance honors the tradition of tap dance with compelling rhythms and modern themes. Their's is a new generation, playing with street, club, and experimental dance to change your ideas about tap dance. So amazing! Check them out...
Smuin Ballet has just launched their fundraiser for pointe shoes and LRP produced this video to support their campaign. Watch this video for shoe tips from dancer, Erica Chipp, and get a sneak peek at her beautiful dancing.
In Agua Furiosa, CONTRA-TIEMPO uses Ana Maria Alvarez's unique urban-latin style of vocabulary and vibrant production elements to confront the crucial and exigent theme of race. Take a quick look at this Los Angeles based dance theater company's highlight video we shot and edited–the performing, imagery, and message will knock your socks off!
Choreography: Ana Maria Alvarez in collaboration with the company
Cameras: Loren Robertson & Tiffany Judkins