(DIY dancer) Encore: Dance on Film Pushes For New Audiences and Community

Four years ago, EnCore: Dance on Film Curator and Adjudicator, Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully, realized that there wasn’t a convenient place carved out for dance on film in Atlanta. Tarrazi-Scully was formerly a staff member for Core Dance, a contemporary dance organization with home bases in Atlanta and Houston. Tarrazi-Scully began her career as a dancer and transitioned into film and arts administration after becoming a mother. Her work has led her to believe dance on film is essential to bringing dance to a wider community: “I have always said, in regards to dance being a somewhat unapproachable art form, that it isn’t that people don’t ‘like’ dance, it’s that they don’t know anything about it. Seeing a dance performance is not something people think about on date night. I am thrilled that dance artists are finding success in this medium [film], and it is becoming a shareable entity. Now people can research, see cutting edge contemporary artists or historical works and fall in love the way I did in my formative years.” Continue reading (DIY dancer) Encore: Dance on Film Pushes For New Audiences and Community

Disney’s The Little Mermaid: Taking Upstage To The Extreme by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

What show can pull every redhead in town, under 4 ½ feet tall, out of the woodwork wearing their favorite hues of blue/green sequence? What underwater tale has all the big people singing the 1989 classic music word for word in their seats. Why, The Little Mermaid, of course Continue reading Disney’s The Little Mermaid: Taking Upstage To The Extreme by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

The Cat In The Hat: A Fish Bowl With A View by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

With the magic of theater, this favorite bedtime story is so much more. Ludwig’s direction plays with perspective brilliantly. The audience gets a chance to see the world from inside the fish bowl, hear The Cat’s Appalachia banjo playing for a moment, from his point of view, as a beautiful Latin Ballad and experience Thing 2′s joy ride on a kite string in slow motion. We “SNAP” back to the page when sound effects get projected, in true Seussian fashion, above the action. Continue reading The Cat In The Hat: A Fish Bowl With A View by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully