Just returned after a month of creating with the phenomenal dancers at the National Ballet of Ecuador! It was an exciting experience to work in this vibrant city with such incredible dancers. Here is a little glimpse into the process:
news and information about upcoming performances, workshops, and projects
During the month of July I'll be in residence in Quito, Ecuador creating a new choreographic work for the National Ballet of Ecuador's contemporary company, as well as a dance on camera adaptation for the company's anniversary season. The video piece will include dancers from the contemporary company, urban dance corps, and ballet company in spaces around Quito and beyond. Stay tuned for videos of these works upcoming!
Salt Dance Fest 2018 brings together internationally renowned dance artists and dance -makers Wally Cardona, Omar Carrum, Katie Faulkner, Eric Handman, Scotty Hardwig, and Pablo Piantino for two weeks of moving, collaborating, dance making and the spirited exchange of ideas, June 4 -15, 2018.
Movement & Media (Designing Video, Projection, & Site-Specific Dance) - Scotty Hardwig
This workshop will take a creative approach to the lenses through which we see the performing body, including the photographic, filmic, sonic, and visual. With a multimedia approach, we’ll aim to develop two group works including a video study filmed in the Utah environment for the first week, and a live movement study with projection and sound design as a group for the second week. Some classes will take place in the studio, and some will take place in the Marriott Library's computer lab spaces.
Week 1: Site-Specific & Video
Starting with exercises in site-specific movement practices and outdoor work, we’ll look at how to frame these explorations through a photographic or filmic eye. Then we will start developing a group choreographic structure or idea to video in an outdoor space. We'll try to film this on the first weekend,so these participants would need to be available for a film shoot in an environmental location either the Saturday or the Sunday of the first weekend (transportation will be organized).
Week 2: Projection & Sound
For this week, we’ll look at how to design and frame live performance events through the use of projection and sound; an introduction to Ableton Live and Isadora will help develop concepts for a group choreographic or improvised structure using live projections.
This April I'll be in residence at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA working with Andrea Olsen and graduate students from a variety of disciplines. We'll be creating a video work centered around concepts of water and coastal ecology for the National WaterDance Project 2018.
Currently in pre-production -- screening dates TBA
My latest screendance work, "our last aria", has finished shooting and is currently in production for release this Spring and Summer of 2018. Shot on location in Death Valley National Park, this work brings together two phenomenal performances by Keanu Forrest Brady (freelance artist and performer with LEVYdance) and James Bowen (of AXIS Dance Company).
Currently in post-production, screening dates and locations TBA.
Check out the trailer here: