"Shaken" uses dance to investigate the James Bond films and their ongoing reflection and influence on our popular culture.
The intention of Shaken is to dig deeply into the “why” of James Bond as a cultural phenomenon, investigating our love affair with the 007 icon (sometimes in spite of ourselves), the interplay between reality and fantasy within the films, and our need, both individually and collectively, for the predictability and escapism that this type of cinema offers us.
Dance will serve as the primary vehicle for exploring the subtexts within the films, bringing a compelling, visceral movement style to complement the two dimensional world of the screen.
Shaken is my first full-scale, evening-length dance production that will premiere in September 2011. Rehearsals for the project have already begun, with a delightful group of eight dancers making up the cast.
All contributions to the project will help fund the theater rental for the final production, studio rental costs for rehearsals, dancers' stipends, lighting design, technical needs, costuming, and promotional and publicity materials.
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