Sammy’s new video/projection design work for dance with Chimerik 似不像
The Sun and the Moon is a dance work by Holly Bright based on a contemporary creation story by Snuneymuxw author, Celestine Aleck, and created with the magical input of dance artists, Genevieve Johnson and Nicola Jackson.
July 5th @ 7:30pm at The Port Theatre during Dance Society’s InFrinGinG Dance Festival
July 9, 7pm & July 11, 9pm at the Dancing on the Edge Festival
Development, choreography and direction by Holly Bright
Co-created with performers, Genevieve Johnson and Nicola Jackson
Costumes by Graham McMonagle
Original score composed by Wayne LaVallee
Video Design by Chimerik 似不像
Lighting Design by John Carter
After finishing the show in Victoria, we went straight to Nanaimo to work on the video-design creation for a dance performance The Sun and The Moon, choreographed by Holly Bright. This show will be premiered on July 5th in Nanaimo. Our intern Kimia Yazdi got to experience her first video-design process, assisting Sammy. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Holly and the dancers and we are looking forward to this performance which was inspired by the beautiful indigenous story written by Snuneymuxw author, Celestine Aleck. #multimedia #videoart #contemporary #art #dance #newmedia #mediaarts #motiontracking #energy #form #sociopolitical #political #history #chinese #text #ancient #script
“Working with these artists and this design team is awe-inspiring. They are talented and generous. Celestine is at rehearsals, guiding, inputting, witnessing. The invitation by her to create this work has been a gift that has brought joy, healing, laughter and that deep, sweaty, fulfilling creative process to each of us. Ci:t Shqwalawun. I am grateful from my heart for this project.” Holly
Photo credits: Cara McKenna of Salish Sea Sentinel, Design: Sofina Johnson, Artists: Nicola Jackson, Genevieve Johnson.