Give dancers a little time off and they will frequently make productive use of it by – dancing, often in unique collaborations and in unorthodox places.
On Saturday, September 20th, the Golden Door International Film Festival in Jersey City will screen a short film entitled On a Grass Field which was produced by Eric Tamm, directed and scored by Luis Ribagorda, choreographed by Eric and Sarah Lane, and features additional artists Nicole Graniero and Sterling Baca. You probably recognize all of these names as HH-favored dancers with ABT.
On a Grass Field is a dance film "that takes you into the mind of a woman, whose thoughts and feelings are expressed through dancing. It emphasizes the struggle, excitement and beauty of relationships." The film was produced with funds awarded to Eric through the 2012 Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellowship and has been a year and a half in the making. The 17-minute film recently was screened at the Chain NYC Film Festival in Long Island City and will be seen again at 1:00 PM on Saturday, Sept. 20th as part of the Golden Door International Film Festival's Express Yourself Block of short films being screened at the Westin Hotel Jersey City, 479 Washington Blvd. It's ten bucks to see On a Grass Field and three other short films. Tickets are available here: http://goldendoorfilmfestival.org/schedule Click on the 9/20 date in the upper left corner of the page.
A little more in the spirit of spur of the moment characterizes NYCB's Emily Kikta's video entitled W 75. Emily described to Curbed NY how after clearing out of her apartment for an end of the month move, she and her NYCB pals (Peter Walker, Jackie Bologna, and Preston Chamblee) decided to use the last couple of days on her lease to create a dance video that incorporated the uniqueness of the empty lofted studio into the choreography. Check out Emily's W 75 video here on YouTube.
Emily, as you may know, is also a HH-favored dancer, but as you may not know, she is quite the talented videographer. Her video entitled Beginnings & Ends which features Daniel Ulbricht, Peter Walker and Harrison Coll who performed the video's music as composed by Coll, is worth two minutes of most everyone's time.