Dances for Television is a series of three dance vignettes exploring the relationships between ourselves, our environments, and our communities. The dances are unique creations for the camera — dance forms that cannot be performed on stage because the video shots and editing are part of the choreography. The series captures the dancing that’s happening all around us in our lives, provoking the notion that we are all dancers whether we are an elder, a young child in school, or a ballerina.
Dances For Television: I am, Dancer, Columbus, Ohio
I am chocolate swirl, I am neither here nor there, I will be a dancer, I am, I am. A flurry of images reveals unseen connections in a middle-American city and the surprising ease of communication through dance. Turning the Wheel Productions, an intergenerational dance theater company, joined the team for this video leading creative dance workshops in schools, community centers, and service organizations throughout the city of Columbus, Ohio. The result is a portrait of Columbus in dance.
Danced by Vera J. Blaine and featuring motion capture animation art by the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD), Nearing is a unique videodance experience. Animation and live action video come together to expose the nearness of life and death as we experience it in our breath and pulse.