As part of his installation, Look at a cat when it stalks a bird; or a beast when it wants to escape, Liam Everett invited Hope Mohr to hold a weekly open rehearsal at the SFMoMA as a way to consider questions regarding the nature of practice. Take a peek and chew on a response!

Choreographer: Hope Mohr
Dancers: Karla Quintero & Suzette Sagisi
Camera: Jenny Chu
 

As a baby is born, so is a new mother. Kimberly Ann Johnson‘s book The Fourth Trimester (published by Shambhala Publications) details how to care for the postpartum mother. The task is essential, and she will guide you through it. Loren made this short video, so take a peek if you are (or if someone you know is) crossing the threshold into motherhood or if you’re just open to the wisdom of the mama.

Music: Dan Phillipson

Featuring: Wendy Taylor, Maria Slocum, Centehua Sage, Elizabeth Griswold, Kristin Hauser, Thomas Hauser

A special thanks to Circe Wallace

 

 
Shoes are a vital part of the dancers’ experience at Smuin Ballet. Not only do they provide support, but each type of shoe helps the dancer step into her character; you could say it has transformative powers. And believe it or not, a performer might wear 10 different pairs in one ballet! So each year the company raises funds for this essential part of work. If you’d like to help them put their best foot forward watch this video we directed and contribute to their campaign!

camera: Jenny Chu
performance footage: Rapt Productions
music by: Ben Beiny
 

Loren had the privilege of being able to return to footage from a series of performances in 2011 by Avy K Productions/Erika Tsimbrovsky held at SOMArts in San Francisco and create some shorts from it!

Cameras:
Loren Robertson
Silvia Turchin
 

We are so excited to share this promo video we shot and edited for long time client, Embodiment Project. EP’s latest work, “Ancient Children”, is inspired by  Shakti Butler‘s film “Healing Justice” about how restorative justice can disrupt the school to prison pipeline. Artistic Director, Nicole Klaymoon, and her dancer collaborators talk about how they brought forth their own stories and also embody those of others to make this powerful piece. “Ancient Children” previews throughout the west coast in the upcoming months and premieres at ODC in June 2018.

Music: Tama Waipara – Pacifika (Cecil Beatdown)
Camera: Jenny Chu
 

For its tenth anniversary season, Hope Mohr Dance responds to the current gentrification problem in the Bay Area with Precarious. A series, it began as a site specific work. It then re-framed and continued in a similar generative process, showing at CounterPulse with a walking tour and Mohr’s signature intense and tactile thematic exploration. Check out this highlight edit!

Choreography: Hope Mohr in collaboration with performers

Sound Design: Theodore J.H. Hulsker

Lighting Design: Gabe Maxson

Video Design: David Szlasa

Costume Design: Tegan Schwab

 

 

Here’s an example of how we can create an inspirational promotional film utilizing new and existing footage to motivate donors/potential donors. This was shown at Alonzo King LINES Ballet’s annual Gala event and then was repurposed to live on the fundraising/donation section of their website:

LRP loves LINES!

Footage courtesy of:
Frank Thibault
Loren Robertson Productions/Jenny Chu
BNP Foundation
Music by Jason Moran and Charles Lloyd; Scott Holmes
 
Our awesome client, Lauren Marie Fleming is a writer, educator, and the creator of Bawdy Love, a life-changing program in book form. Her book helps others articulate the stories of their own lives and the stories they want told, which frees them up to live those lives. As well as a book, Bawdy Love is an entire support program with access to a rich community of others who have more support on offer. The result? Positive and healthy living. Can’t go wrong there, right?

video: Loren Robertson Productions
 

Leading UK disabled artist Claire Cunningham and international choreographer and performer Jess Curtis“The Way You Look (At Me) Tonight” grapples with questions of how we perceive each other and the world around us. With dancing, singing, story telling, music, and video, this work is a living, philosophical and sensorial audience-engaged experience. Performed at CounterPulse.

Here’s an example of how we used a full show 2-camera edit to make both a quick sizzle reel and also a more in depth 5min. highlight edit for promotional and portfolio purposes:

Philosophical consultation by Alva Noe

Video by Yoann Trellu

Music by Mathias Herrmann

Texts by Claire Cunningham, Jess Curtis, and Alva Noe

 
Loren had the pleasure to work with her beloved colleague Nel Shelby on a new film about the celebrated dancer, AIDS activist and arts advocate Ian Horvath. Check out this trailer she edited! To contribute to the fundraising campaign to fully produce this inspiring documentary, click here.

No Dominion Trailer

Cinematographers: Nel Shelby, Loren Robertson, Christopher Duggan