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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 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
 

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
 

Smuin Ballet has just launched their fundraiser for pointe shoes and LRP produced this video to support their campaign. Watch this video for shoe tips from dancer, Erica Chipp, and get a sneak peek at her beautiful dancing.

produced by: Loren Robertson Productions
Music: pinkzebra
Camera: Jenny Chu
with performance footage by: Rapt Productions
 

In Vak Song of Becoming, Ann Dyer employs mantra to cultivate performative, sonic, and embodied healing. With a handful of professional singers and a lion’s share of amateurs, they plumb the depths of the ancient use of song to connect to one another and to humanity.

Happy to finally be sharing this one and the simple power of our voices!

Conceived, written, directed by Anne Dyer
Co-composed by Anne Dyer and Tim Volpicella
Choreography: Erika Shuch
Camera: Eric Koziol & Nicole Fuentes
 

Here’s a video LRP shot and edited about Show Box, the street-side performance hub designed and built by CounterPulse and Jensen Architects for the San Francisco Market Street Prototyping Festival. Their aim was to reestablish Market Street as a cultural center and to connect communities. See what happens when street becomes venue!

Music by Stefsax
Camera by Jenny Chu
 

Skywatchers is a community arts program conceived and directed by choreographer Anne Bluethenthal of ABD Productions, in which artist facilitators and Tenderloin residents co-create performance while discussing world events, forging relationships, and celebrating life. We are so grateful to have documented the Skywatchers events since its inception in 2011 and to produce this short documentary. Check it out, and get yourself on their contact list to be a part of this community!

 

Longtime friend and colleague Nel Shelby of Nel Shelby Productions directed this new documentary: PS Dance, with Loren editing. It explores the holistic benefits of dance in the public school system, and it is bound to inspire, whether you are a dancer, educator, parent, or fellow human.

Check it out on NYC’s PBS Channel THIRTEEN and watch it streaming!

 

psdance

 

Produced and Directed by Nel Shelby

Photo credit: Christopher Duggan

Host: Paula Zahn

Consultant: Joan Finkelstein

Music Composition: Bob Novak & Gabriel Ruiz-Bernal

Funding: The Arnhold Foundation

 

 
We’ve had the privilege of working with long-time University of California, San Diego dance professor Yolande Snaith over the past several years, in particular following the creation of her solo dance theatre work One Hundred Feet, a piece she made as she turned 50 years old.
LRP was commissioned to produce a short film about Yolande and the making of the work – a portrait of sorts. It’s a beautiful ode to an accomplished choreographer/performer and holds the sentiments of all aging artists.
Worth a watch!
Choreography and Performance design: Yolande Snaith
Video Projection design: Natalia Valerdi
Lighting design: Wen-Ling Liao
Sound design: Nick Drashner
 

I’ve had the privilege of following LA-based CONTRA-TIEMPO on their journey via DanceMotion USA in Ecuador.

Here’s a video of our last day where they shared dance, hugs and kisses with the elderly at a Red Cross facility in Otavalo!