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dance films

 

Visual explorations of the human condition, informed by contemporary dance technique.

 

as good as it gets

DIRECTION, VIDEO PRODUCTION, CHOREOGRAPHY

NOVEMBER 2018

My favorite thing about dreaming is sleeping. My favorite thing about being 23 is that nobody cares. Reminder: Heaven and Hell exist if they exist in your head. Reminder: it doesn't get any better than this.

Assistant Director: Dira Djaya
Dancer: Tory Kolbjørnsen

Music by Jacob Katsiaficas  and Sam Ray 

 
 
 

 
 
 

IRON

choreography, animation, color grading

December 2016

 

A short film illustrating the dichotomy between one's internal worries and external projection. Ultimately, this piece attempts to question the social necessity of the 'masks' we wear to hide our internal, true, and vulnerable selves. 

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.

- Rumi

 

 

Directed and produced by Cyrus Veyssi

Music: Put That Away And Talk To Me - James Blake

 

 

A / WAKE

creative direction, choreography, EDITING, writing

March 2017

 

CONTENT WARNING: suicidal ideation, mental illness

A one-shot solo dance film about a young woman's battle with depression. Screened at the Dance on Camera Film Festival at Tufts University.

 

 

Cinematography by Orlando Economos

 
 

 
 
 

05. falling into, falling out of

choreography (improvised), editing

July 2016

 

getting my bearings and
feeling my way around this
weird world again

thriving
is that what they call it?

these days I feel a lot closer.

 

Part of a larger improv study, "An Assemblage of Movements."

Music by Keaton Henson

 

 

Child's Play

choreography (improvised)

April 2017

 

A site-specific exploration of improvisational contemporary dance. 

 

 

Cinematography by Orlando Economos

Music by SZA