New York in 15 intriguing locations, the song “About You” by XXYYXX , an incredible dance duo and some rad oversized suits. Casey Brooks directed one damn cool video. Danced by Hillary Pearson & Maria Volpe this short explores simple movements across various settings. With slight time & speed manipulation there’s a sort of frantic vibration which is then layered with a cool slow beat, I fricken love it. Casey Brooks makes a flipped umbrella look cool and walking on all fours (in heels) is so dynamic, alluring and sexy. Well done.
Parris upgrades any day – damn’t she’s otherworldly! This video is from 2012, and the precision and musicality blows my mind! By the way it’s real time not sped up. You’ll know what I’m talking about when you reach 2:30 time in the video. Enjoy ;) xx
P.S Let’s not even touch the styling in this video. Too on point for words.
O2 The Dance Company is a project based contemporary dance company and is directed by Sarah Dolan, an incredible human being and artist. This will be my second year with O2 and we have are performing our last six shows of `Between the Branches“ this weekend in Calgary, AB!
`Between the Branches“ is an interactive dance experience that invites you to people watch with us in the park. Be prepared to move around on stage and enjoy the show from our point of view.
Check out our teaser video here:
Since this is a passion project we are also participating in a Kickstarter fundraising campaign! Check out our video here and support the up and coming art and dance industry in Calgary :)
Words by Kate Wotherspoon
Photographs by Lisa Rastl
I discovered Austrian artist, Willi Dorner, via hintmag.com and became instantly intrigued from his project “Bodies in Urban Spaces”. Dorner choreographs a talented group of parkour artists and dancers into small nooks and areas of the urban jungle we pass by everyday and creates a new colourful perspective. He brings an alternative view to the city experience; a temporary intervention of public space.
“I use the different positions of the bodies to direct [people’s] gaze and thus point out it’s interesting features, to break through the normal radius of eye movement, and the walkers imperceptibly adopt the perspective of tourists.” – Willi Dorner
“I focused on the intermediate spaces; I sought out places that are often ignored and left open, and I extended the idea to trails that pass through urban areas but which are not familiar to most inhabitants.”- Dorner