Jody Sperling - Time Lapse DanceJody Sperling is a dancer, choreographer and dance scholar. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Time Lapse Dance. This is Jody's blog.
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Trailer for Turbulence, June 22-25

My brother Josh has been making a documentary about my work. He cut together this trailer for our upcoming season at the Baryshnikov Arts Center (http://www.timelapsedance.com/BAC_2011). Check it out!YouTube Preview Image

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Air a La Loie

I’m working on a new piece entitled Turbulence which aims to visualize patterns of air disturbance into kinetic forms. So I was delighted to come¬†across two videos that show the air doing the work of an invisible Loie Fuller dancer, whipping fabric into swirling shapes. The first clip shows a dust devil making a tarpaulin dance. The second shows a choreography for a ring of fans and silk scarf. Enjoy!
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Chief Night & Day Video

I’m in a music video! Not the kind of music I usually dance to, but pretty catchy tune. I had only listened to the song once before the shoot so there is a genuinely “spontaneous” aspect to the dancing. The song has since grooved in my brain and I’ve woken up humming it a few times.

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First Video from Vassar

Towards the end of our recent residency at Vassar College, I arranged for videographer Linda Lewett to shoot an afternoon of rehearsals. The idea was to generate footage for a series of short videodances, each one to explore a visual idea. This first piece more or less follows the opening choreography of Forms of Dilemma, the stage work we are developing. This clip shows the exact same sequence for which I described and named each movement in a previous blog post. Now, you can see the same moves under David Ferri’s exquisite lighting and from multiple camera angles. The overhead shots come from one camera positioned in the catwalk above the stage. Krissy Tate, who is one of the dancers in the piece, also did the editing with my over-the-phone direction.

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