Dance! From the Inside Out
Dance! From the Inside Out was a collaborative dance video project comprised of Pittsburgh based artists that premiered at the 2015 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival.
Over a three month period dancers from Texture Contemporary Ballet, The Get Down Gang and freelance modern dancers came together to create a site-specific dance piece. They aimed to choreograph a fun and exciting cross-genre performance that highlighted each style: ballet, hip hop and modern. Additionally, the dancers worked in collaboration with videographer David Cherry to develop a cutting edge way to capture dance on film via the use of Go Pros.
The goal: to enable the audience to see dance from the INSIDE, out.
During each rehearsal the dancers would teach and learn each other's styles. Everyone learned something new and steped out of their comfort zone during the process. Then the dancers were paired with another dancer from another style to create a duet. Throughout the rehearsal process David would come in and the dancers would rehearse wearing the Go Pros. The videos that were made from this process enabled the viewer to get a close up look at what it felt like to be inside the dance, rather than watching it from afar.
You can find more videos by visiting the Dance! From The Inside Out YouTube channel by clicking HERE.
Cast: Alexandra Bodnarchuk, Andrea Kozai, Joseph "Kid Cuba" Llaneza, Charles "PyurTek" Okonkwo, Patty Petronello, Christina Sahaida,