Kickstarter video credits: Direction and editing by Julia Atkinson. Photos by Julia Atkinson and Silke Woweries. Music by Scott Morehouse.
My dance "Echo" presents the abstract dream-image of an echo splitting apart. An echo is an expression of being out-of-phase, not in sync, and the dance imagines the phases as they keep falling further and further away from each other until they reach the point where they are independent entities. Creating this dance was a meditation on the nature of connectivity, of influence - where do I speak for myself and where am I irrevocably tied to forces outside of myself?
I want to make this meditative experience available to everyone through the medium of film. It will be my very first dance film and I am so lucky to have a wonderful and experienced director on my team. I can't wait to see what we find as we work together.
The money for this project will go towards the dancers, the film director, the costume designer, the music, and the filming location and equipment. The completed work will be from 7-10 minutes long. Once the project is over we will be working on promoting the film, distributing it to festivals and entering it into competitions.
My team and I are so excited about creating a dance film that takes full advantage of both art forms. Please give today and allow us to share it with you!
Risks and challenges
Finding space and time to rehearse is always a challenge for dancers in New York. My team and I have been working together for over a year now and we are well-versed in handling the constraints of our varied schedules. The biggest challenge for me is that I have never made a dance film before. I will be relying heavily on Julia's experience in making dance films and documentaries. We have a lot of ideas for what to do and we will be preparing storyboards and an organized list of the shots and images that we want. We are planning for rehearsals where Hyunsook and I will dance with the cameras in place so that Julia will know exactly where to be for what moment. This way, once we are in the shooting location we be able to get the most out of our time there. Location is our biggest expense, so we want to use it wisely.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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