"Here, Now and Then" is an animated urban fairy tale told through the movement of its star dancers. A young suburban dreamer, a restless big city architect and a unknowingly mystical vixen from a forest playground clash together on NY city street and discover that they are intrinsically connected. "Here, Now and Then" uncovers the underlying electric energy that is always around us - if only we chose to see it.
and are unwillingly thrown into an entwined dark alley duet. As they fight to escape each other they are hit with the realization that they are intrinsically bound as figments of their former/future selves. The interaction between the dreamer, the artist and the mystic evolves to a comfortable recognition of full circle foresight; that all is in it's place. Each one returns to their respective environments with a new found presence and determination. Though the film ends with a positive outlook, the feel is more solemn and dark with a mystical tone.
Performers: Virgil Gadson
Director of Photography: Josh Mckie
Tipping the Scale TrailerChoreographed and Directed by Anji Crain
Diane Birch - All The Love You GotiTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/speak-little-louder-deluxe/id694923423
Music video by Diane Birch performing All The Love You Got. (C) 2013 S-Curve Records
Student Reel 1Student dance videos: Choreographed, Directed, and Styled by Anji Crain
School of Cinema and Performing Arts - Rock This
SMOKING MIRRORS PromoSMOKING MIRRORS is the first in a series of “Performance Design” events that incorporate urban dance, design and multi media arts created collaboratively with designers and choreographers. This event will include a stand-alone art installation turned multi-sensory dance performance environment and DJ dance party. Performances will take place in various areas of the curated interactive environment, through which the audience will move to experience tactile sensations, sights and sounds.
SMOKING MIRRORS is an interactive journey into the fragmentation of the self through the various stages of reflection and representation. By exploring and expanding the architecture of the body in motion we create fantastical, whimsical, and distorted environments where the lines between object and human, viewer and viewed, performance and experience are often blurred. Quite simply we create "bodies by design" and "design by bodies". With elements such as mirrors, projections, deconstructed mannequins, and a memory foam wall, expect a bizarre and amusing collage in the likes of Tim Burton, M.C. Escher, and Grace Jones.
Cinephilia- FirstGlance Film Fest TrailerCheck out the award winning short, Cinephila at FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia 16 Sept 20-22 at The Franklin Institute.'Cinephilia' is a series of boy-meets-girl shorts that explores the romanticism of classical cinema (i.e. 1890s - 1960s).