It’s one thing to have a great idea and another to see it through. The beginning of this year I saw a shared video of dancers with a screen with graphics following their moves. The effect was something new and I could see our production team doing the same thing.
As I worked with the dancers on creating the performance, it was difficult figuring out which one of us should lead, the dance or the graphics. It took a lot of back and forth, trying out different solutions and choreography. In the end, there was no right answer but to try it all.
Hearing the crowds reaction to seeing the dance for the first time was exciting. The dance was an idea that almost didn’t happen, we weren’t sure if we were going to be able to execute the idea. When we all put our little bit together, it made it come alive. It was a new challenge for everyone, and figuring it out had its stressful moment, but overall, not giving up was the key to creating a new experience. As we both worked to make the idea happened, we had to keep in the mind the heart of the performance was to encourage women to remain brave – which also included us.
Song: Brave by Moriah Peters
(I do have a miss spelled word: Conquers – the problem with being so focused on animation, words often are overlooked.)