HAMMERFEST RESIDENCY

During our residency at Dansearena nord this past June, we were able to start working on the new dance & film performance DRIP / stalagmite timeMy collaborators Stephanie Sleeper (dancer and costume designer ) and Tyler Sparks (cinematographer) contributed greatly to the work, and together we danced, sewed and filmed our way into the beginning of this piece, which will be ready for touring in the spring of 2017.

A huge THANK YOU to Dansearena nord and to Arts Council Norway for supporting this work!

Here’s a little taste of what we came up with:

 

 

 

EMBRACING HIROSHIMA, NYC premiere

There is a lot of talk about the political aspect of nuclear weapons, but hardly any about the human impact.

Just 2 days before the anniversary of the atomic bombing over Hiroshima, on August 4th 2016, Embracing Hiroshima screened at Scandinavia House in New York City to an amazingly engaged and receptive audience. The screening was combined with a short lecture about the musical component of the piece by composer Magnar Åm.

I am humbled by the magnitude of this theme, but also so grateful to be able to contribute in a small way to shed light on the important topic of nuclear weapons. Thank you to everyone who came out for the screening!

EMBRACING HIROSHIMA premiere

I am thrilled to announce the premiere of the documentary film
EMBRACING HIROSHIMA
at The Norwegian Documentary Film Festival on APRIL 23rd 2016!

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SCINTILLA films, is a small boutique video production company, consisting of Tyler Sparks and myself, and this is our first documentary film.

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DOCUMENTARY FILM

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For the past year I have been delving into the world of video editing, and as I return to the surface, I’d like to share my latest creative endeavor with you, and a collaboration with cinematographer Tyler Sparks;

A 40 minute-long DOCUMENTARY FILM! 

EMBRACING HIROSHIMA is a personal account of our travels to Japan a couple of years ago, touring the piece Will this moment ever let go?, and has become a film about international artistic collaboration and friendship as a counterpoint to the current ruling political climate around nuclear weapons. I can’t wait to share it with you!

STAY TUNED!

IDEAS CITY 2015

Ok, it finally feels like fall in New York… Looking back on the beginning of summer and an improvised performance with fellow dance artist Corinne Cappelletti and poet Nathaniel Watts as part of the IDEAS CITY festival and 4th Arts Block.

Ah… goodbye warm summer days, ’til we meet again!

NORWEGIAN / RUSSIAN LAB

April 13-17 I had the great joy of participating in the Norwegian / Russian LAB at Dansearena nord in Hammerfest, Norway.

Led by choreographer Liv Hanne Haugen, the 14 participating Russian and Norwegian independent dance artists not only spent the days dancing and creating work together, but we also shared a traditional Sami meal, visited the Museum of Post-War Reconstruction and had opera and parkour lessons 🙂

A fantastic group to spend a week with, and an amazing initiative by Dansearena nord!

I am left with gratitude and inspiration!