(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

CORE Performance Company presents: SECRET at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

I found myself a fully engaged part of SECRET’s performance space. Not in a hard brick and mortar sort of way, but as a fluid, transient suggestion that softly defined the parameters in which the performers were confined. Continue reading CORE Performance Company presents: SECRET at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully