This whimsical series combines hand drawn imagery, individually recorded dance performances, and computer processing to connect artists through shared screen space and behind the scenes activities in a time of prolonged COVID isolation.
Impromptu is a series of five experimental screendances commissioned by Debra Noble, the California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) Director of Dance Repertory and Performance with direction and editing by Charlotte, original music by Aaron Chavez with Natalia Yates, visual art by Michelle Oosterbaan, and visual effects by Jaime Cano. During the height of the COVID pandemic shut-downs, the ensemble of CSUF dancers assembled do-it-yourself green screen kits at home for recording their individual performances. The solo performances are collaged into shared 2D and 2.5D space playing with the push and pull of dimensional elasticity. Highly crafted, yet spontaneously felt, this series of impromptus will premiere in late 2021 or early 2022.
Title: Impromptu Producers: CSUF Department of Theater and Dance and Charlotte Griffin Director/Choreographer/Editor: Charlotte Griffin Videographers/Dancers/Choreography Collaborators: Jonathan Banh, Madelyn Downs, Moises Felix, Gianna Hardison, Julian Hinojosa, Kayleigh Hulse, Kairah Jibri, Marin Karin, Katherine Munder, Nicole Potts, Ricardo Ramos-Morales, Katie Sovik, Anika Whetstone Original Music Composed and Performed by: Aaron Chavez with Natalia Yates Visual Art: Michelle Oosterbaan Visual Effects: Jaime Cano Format: HD Video Series Duration: 12 minutes
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