Sorry that it's been so long since the last video! Here is the latest piece, Glitz, Glam & GlossGlossGloss. We began rehearsing this piece in August, performed it live and have adapted and reworked it for film.
This piece originated by looking at and replicating the spreads in Elle magazine’s September Issue 2012. The models have such unnatural and stylized poses and they always have this incredible ownership of what they're doing. We wanted to embody them, in both style and demeanor. After stringing these poses together into movement, and adding a sprinkle of jazziness and groove, the dance developed to become a sleek and sassy take on owning your looks and rockin' them!
"Glitz, Glam, and GlossGlossGloss" https://vimeo.com/63131312
And here is a video that I did last month during the looming foggy nights that swept over Seattle. The inspiration came about on a walk home one day, after having a film noir marathon. There was soooo much fog in the streets that week, and we just had to take advantage. (funny story: even though it was incredibly foggy, the shot that we ended up using for the film was in the back of an apartment, and the fog that you see moving around is actually steam from the laundry room....)
"Shadows in the Fog" https://vimeo.com/58673501
And more to come! With Seattle's weather finally turning to brighter skies, I'm looking forward to the next dances that we work on and share with you.
Thanks for your support!
Lots of Love from Alyza and the DeadPan Monkeys!