Another Jiffy Mix dance was made in our series of short-time frame works. This one was set on James A. Pierce,III, at the Baryshnikov Arts Center just last month. Behind the lens was film maker, Amelia Golden, capturing the the 2 hours and 20 minutes worth of on-the-spot choreography. We had only the music, a hat, and a few costume pieces to go on. The theme was left up to interpretation, although somehow, with composer Nicole Renaud’s music as part of our collage, we knew there’d be a “French flavor” to it.
James gets me. That’s why it went so well. He understands what I give him, and knows what I want to see. His sensitivity to the movement and quick assessment of emotional content, exemplifies his level of excellence. Thanks to photographer, Cathryn Lynne, for adding to our rich, artistic experience. I always love when she’s in the room snapping away. Both she and Amelia have dance backgrounds… could I ask for more?
With a handful of films under her belt with ACD, Amelia set out to make Jeu d’ Esprit just as special as her prior works. We worked at my table for hours looking at footage and editing down to a few distilled minutes. Amelia knows how to tweak, and create quality within the context of a short project, never compromising her vision. Cathryn is much the same way with her photography, and James is that way with his dancing! Three great masters at work! I am so blessed to have a team of pros to join me on this universal path! See both the archive solo, Avec Moi, and the piece about the process of our solo, Jeu d’ Esprit.
Photos below by Cathryn Lynne.