Wild-er-ness

direction: ana baer, heike salzer; dancers: michelle nance, heike salzer; costume design: robert burton; original music: richard hall; camera: ana baer; drone operators: ian bailey, TJ simon; editing: ana baer; still photography jessica beer; production: WECreate Productions.

Inspired by the lushness of the North Yorkshire Moors, WECreate Productions embarks on a new exploration of space.  “Wild-er-ness” is a blend of site specific and site adaptive material intimately woven into a multidisciplinary performance in the intersection of dance, video, music and fashion design. With dancers acting as canvas for multi-layered images, and screens magnifying dancers in space, this self-referential work, invites the audience to wander through its unique interpretation of space. WECreate Productions, is committed to exploring the possibilities of digital technology in service of collaborative Art creation. Consistent with their artistic research schema in the fields of dance and video, directors Ana Baer and Heike Salzer incite new challenges for the creation of “Wild-er-ness”, by integrating the notion of fashion design as another starting point. Similarly, WECreate Productions, embraces drone filming techniques from the conception of this piece.

Premiere: 02/27/2019; Seyr Festival of Screen-Movement and Media Arts, Teheran, Iran

Additional Screenings:

10/21-27/2019 Corpo e Camera: Composicao Coreografica na Videodanca, SESC Campinas, Brazil.

10/16/2019 6th International meeting on video dance + video performance, Centro del Carmen, Valencia, Spain

09/20-29/2019 Festival Internacional de VideoDanza CDMX,                                           Mexico City, Morelia, Guadalajara and Oaxaca

08/16-19/2019 Topanga Film Festival, CA

07/22/2019 Sussex Dance Network, The Depot Cinema, London, UK

07/15-28/2019 Dance Days Chania Festival, Chania, Crete, Greece

06/1/2019 Cefalu Film Festival, Palermo, Italy

05/06/2019 Screen.Dance Scotland’s Festival, Scotland, UK

03/03/2019 Cine-Corps, Theatre Batuibak de Bretagne Rennes, France

Live Performance with live music by Richard Hall: Irey Theatre, Boulder, CO. Light design Iain Court 09/24/17. Additional performance at the Harrison Theatre TXST. Light design Scott Vandenberg.

During the shoot,  North Yorkshire Moors (photography by Jessica Beer)

Working on the editing 08/26/17

Dress Rehearsal 09/22/17