(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

Rogue Dancer Productions Presents: MOVEMENT:  An ARTS Crossover Event (Third Friday Durham Dance Series)

DURHAM, N.C. – Rogue Dancer Productions, a dance film and arts events production company, will present a new Third Friday Durham Dance Series event in December.  This is an evening of MOVEMENT:  An ARTS Crossover Event and will feature 5 artists, all from Durham and the surrounding Triangle and Triad regions. Event will take place at Empower Dance Studio, 109 W. Parrish St.  Doors will open at 6 p.m. for art viewing.  Performances will begin at 8 p.m. and repeat at 9 p.m. on the third Friday of December.  Audiences will be able to watch performances for free, similar to other Third Friday Durham offerings. Artists always appreciate donations to support the work they do. Continue reading Rogue Dancer Productions Presents: MOVEMENT:  An ARTS Crossover Event (Third Friday Durham Dance Series)

Bridgman/Packer: A Company of Three by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully

I have seen video used in dance work before, but never like this. The images aren’t just pretty pictures used as background, taking up space or creating a mood. They are the environment in which the performers exist. The pool of projections is the landscape the performers interact with and the repeated images of the dancers make up an entire company. The illusion is so great that much of the time the audience can’t discern which bodies, or body parts, are physically on stage. Continue reading Bridgman/Packer: A Company of Three by Jennifer Tarrazi-Scully