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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
 
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
 

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
 

FAITH MATERIAL: ACTIVISM performed at CounterPulse, is a body- and object-ba​sed performance about the urgent importance of believing in things that cannot be proven. The work utilizes physical practices of mediumship, ontological re-animation of objects, and full expression of faith to present a number of intimate domestic scenes of queer solitude-turned-futurism.

Jesse Hewit‘s work is clearly influenced by Haraway’s “new materialism” politics, by the queer re-imagining/survival project of Pee Wee’s Playhouse, and by the creative faith-practices of artist/priest Amara Tabor-­Smith, poet/theologian Marvin K. White, and artist/healer Sara Shelton Mann.

Concept, Choreography, Text, Scenography, Performance: Jesse Hewit
Choreography, Text, Performance: Keyon Gaskin
Choreography, Text: Abby Crain
Light: Zoe Klein
Cameras: Jacob Marks, Rachel Marks
 

We’re excited about this promo video we crafted for the Alonzo King LINES Ballet summer program. This top notch training program not only offers students the opportunity to study and perform with master teachers and choreographers, but it also asks the pupil to explore oneself, body, mind, and spirit and honors every person’s unique individuality. Watch these young dancers meet themselves, then take off and fly.

Videography: Jenny Chu
Summer Program performance footage courtesy of Andy Mogg/Dancing Images
Music by SilverHoof; Mozart played by Gianluca Luisi; Roman Razuvaev