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ABSENCE by Diego Funes and Louisa Pancoast
A quarantine dance film choreographed by Diego Funes and Louisa Pancoast. Writing by Diego Funes, narration by Jim Byk, editing by Pedro Delguy. ABSENCE has been lauded by the following festivals: The Indie For You Film Festival, The Minindie Film Festival, 92Y Mobile Dance Film Festival, Lift-Off Global Session 2020, Mobile Film Festival, The Scene Festival, Vesuivius International Monthly Film Festival, Kesari Movie Awards, Experimental Film Festival Barcelona, and Open Window International Challenge.
Michelle Thompson Ulerich
"The Dream" Choreography by Michelle Thompson Ulerich
"The Dream" is a collaboration between singer/songwriter Dana Falconberry and Michelle Thompson Ulerich. In 2018 the piece appeared at Dixon Place (NYC), Factory ArtSpace (Queens), ShapeShifter Lab (Brooklyn), Theorist Fest (Austin, TX), and Arts On Site (NYC). Michelle partnered up with Quinn Wharton to create a film of the duet in Brooklyn. The music is from Dana's album "The Lowering Night", and the duet focuses on the ideas of dreams. One dancer is approaching and leading the other dancer into a dream state. She is taking her and allowing her to explore things she can't experience in reality. The "sleeping" dancer is grateful and indulges in the experiences. The duet is liquid and sensual, and experiments with the idea of conjuring up mirages and images for the dancers to witness and touch. Choreography Michelle Thompson Ulerich Film Quinn Wharton Music Dana Falconberry Dancers Louisa Pancoast & Michelle Thompson Ulerich Costumes Courtesy of XAOC Contemporary Ballet
Documentation: Video Clips
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