Vail International Dance Festival 2014 | Opening Night & a Gene Kelly Tribute by Robbie Fairchild

Opening night at Vail International Dance Festival was absolutely phenomenal this summer. Artistic Director Damian Woetzel had such an amazing, spot-on vision for the dances and dancers in the opening night performance and worked really hard to put this show together.

Our dance video team is so thrilled to be here for the 4th year to capture the festival’s incredible performances. Here’s a taste of the nonstop talent opening night with Lil Buck, Herman Cornejo of American Ballet Theatre, Daniel Ulbricht of New York City Ballet dancing a Larry Keigwin piece, Carla Körbes,Gabriel Missé & Analía Centurión, Lauren Lovette, Tiler Peck and Robbie Fairchild (channeling Gene Kelly) also of New York City Ballet, Lauren Fadeley, Alexander Peters and Jermel Johnson and the rest of Pennsylvania Ballet, BalletX… WOW!!

One of the absolute highlights of the evening was Robbie’s tribute to Gene Kelly, and we’re all obsessed. So we had to share more of the performance with you! Enjoy!!

 

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2014 | Mark Morris Dance Group Post-Show Talk

Mark Morris is a total legend in the dance world and for good reason. We captured his thoughts about choosing music, choreographing for ballet companies and operas, when he knows a dance is finished, worshipping Busby Berkeley and more.

Check out the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Post-Show to hear Mark Morris and see short excerpts from dances Mark Morris Dance Group performed last week!

Vail International Dance Festival | Tiler Peck & Robbie Fairchild, Behind-the-Scenes

Next week is OPENING WEEK at Vail International Dance Festival!! I’m excited to head back to Colorado to film the creation of new works and beautiful performances on their outdoor stage in the mountains. We edit behind-the-scenes and dance performance footage to create videos for you to get a look inside the festival. Stay tuned, because I’ll be sharing my favorites here and on Facebook and Twitter!

Vail International Dance Festival just shared the short behind-the-scenes dance film we made last summer with newlyweds Tiler Peck & Robbie Fairchild of New York City Ballet. Their dogs even make a cameo! Enjoy!

Tiler & Robbie discuss their relationship and what it’s like to dance together

Jacob’s Pillow Dance | Daniel Ulbricht/BALLET 2014 & Michelle Dorrance/Dorrance Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, you never cease to amaze me. After 12 summers here I’m still inspired by your beauty and the richness you have to offer. Bumping into dancers that just performed, watching a film that inspires me or running from one show to the next. So glad I get to make sure we capture it all for the archives and for many to enjoy in the future what is happening NOW.

This week’s incredible performances by New York City Ballet dancers in Daniel Ulbricht/BALLET 2014 and phenomenal tap dancers and musicians in Michelle Dorrance/Dorrance Dance’s shows were followed by excellent Post-Show Talks as always. Tune in here.

Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company | Interior Designs

I have worked with Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company for almost a decade now, I continue to be inspired by her work and her dancers – she brings so much feeling to what she does.

We filmed Carolyn Dorfman’s work Interior Designs a few different times in three different spaces. The work speaks for itself – but the company does a great job of explaining it in detail: “Interior Designs is a collaboration between Dorfman and other accomplished women artists, incorporating a commissioned score, original video projections and video mapping and integrated lighting and costume designs. In Interior Designs, the entire theater becomes the stage as Dorfman and her collaborators create an immersive environment that reveals the internal and external worlds of both performer and spectator.”

The work is the perfect blend of beautiful dancing and artistic projection. I love how Carolyn utilizes the whole space. For Nel Shelby Productions, it was a challenge to get this across through the two-dimensional medium of dance video. It’s a beautiful work, and we were happy how the promotional video came out.

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