Tangible Things: Dances Made for the Camera

2015

Film tech director and lighting designer for the thesis of Marcus White, a Master’s in Dance candidate at U of M: two dances made for the screen. My responsibilities included creating lighting looks in the studio, maintaining contact with all performers and camera operators, and organizing contact lists, schedules, and scene breakdowns. The dances were presented at a screening in May 2015 in Ann Arbor.

From his website:

“Smoke” looks at what happens when the moving body is under surveillance. How do issues of power and loss arise?  Where does one find solace?  This work is coupled with “Mirrors” but can be screened independently.

“Mirrors” looks at what happens when one reveals themselves.  Issues of “realness” and passing arise for the five dancers within this narrative screendance.  This work is coupled with “Smoke” but can be screened independently.