Choreographer: Kensaku Shinohara
Filmmaker: Martina Mattar
Assistant dancer: Mei Yamanaka
In collaboration with the California State University Long Beach
Nao Aizawa, José Argueta, Rafael Austria, David Bernal, Brianna Brosnan, Dani Burd, Teresa Rose Declines, Maggie Doty, Ceylon Harris, Eduardo Hernandez, Robert Huerta, Jocelyn Magaña, Chloe McClure, Sam Minnifield, Yukiko Nimura, Breanna O’Neill, Kaelie Osorio, Derrick Paris, Natalie Peart, Aisha Reddick, Gabriela Sanchez, Lizeli Sanchez-Reyes, Elizabeth Smith, Keilan Stafford, Melissa Valenzuela, Clara Vigil, Rivka Villanueva, Bethany Wolfman
Special Thanks to Becca Lemme and Keith Johnson
Premiere at California State University Long Beach / May 7-8, 2021
I love dancing is a 18-minute video experiment interested in pushing the boundaries between performers and viewers in public spaces, inevitably considering the influence of the pandemic in these distant yet distinct interactions. In contrast to a formal theater setting, which these times have condemned, the proposed exposure to an accidental audience reveals the height of risk and vulnerability between dancer and spectator. The video collects the subjective perspective of 28 dancers experiencing the wounded public space, and ultimately poses the question “What makes performance?”.
The film has interactive component: youtube live chat is used
Due to the Covid pandemic, Zoom and Google Drive were the creation platforms, which brough a unique aspect to this film.
This work was commissioned by
Artist Talk on July 24, 2021
Artist Talk (Japan Showing) on July 24, 2021