“Escape to Wonderland” Music Video

“Escape to Wonderland” is my first music video, written and performed by the talented composer/writer J Why. This video is odd for me because it does not feature dance at all. Even when it is hard to tell that my videos have dance, I still tend to base my decisions on movement (patterns, rhythms, directions). Instead for this video I let the story and emotions of the song lead my choices. I want to thank many friends and family who are featured in this video including two of my sisters (one on cello, the other playing the leading role!), J’s sister Hillary Maroon singing the vocals, and my friend Nelson for lending me his Olympus DSLR camera!
I hope this is the beginning of many more homespun collaborations to come 😉


New Videodance Shorts (Ep 2): That’s What It’s All About

When the organization behind my favorite walking bridge, Walkway Over the Hudson announced that they were holding an event to get into the Guinness Book of World Records for the World’s Longest Line of Dancers, I had to go. I have a secret dream of getting dancers to circle the globe and all move in synchronicity. Dancing with 3000 people on a 1.25 mile bridge that spans the Hudson between Poughkeepsie and Highland, NY was probably my best shot to see that dream fulfilled. (Fun Fact: The Walkway also holds the record for being the longest, elevated pedestrian bridge in the world.)

I went by myself with two cameras, determined to both dance and record the event from multiple angles. I am very grateful to my cohorts in line who were very sweet and didn’t mind mind having a camera pointed at them.

Here is what it was all about…

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New Videodance Shorts (Ep 1): dissolving intent

In this video I attempted to erase the built world with images of water and nature. Human intention is behind everything that we create, but natural unintentional forces still flow throughout. My intention was to make those untentional processes more pronounced.

Shot on an ipod Touch and featuring clips from Flickr, courtesy of Creative Commons licenses.

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