Dance For Film Projects

As One

'As One' is a dance for camera film by filmmaker, Tina Blakeney and Choreographer, Anneliese Charek.  The performance was  staged and filmed in the historic Shanghai building complex, 1933. Following the film and edit,  an additional live performance event was held, again in 1933 where the dancers performed the piece with accompanying projections from the dance film.  "This piece was created for the dancers, and is about the dancers.  It is an observation of the typical practice that asks them to move as one synchronised, almost militaristic group.  It deals with the idea of following the masses, versus finding your own identity, as well as questioning whether conformity is something forced upon us or something we choose ourselves.  "‘As One’ is also a larger collaboration that brings together sound artist Pan Daijing, artist Dre Romero, and designer Anouk Sylvestar and twelve dancers from the Suzhou Dance Company.

A Taste of Red

A collaborative Dance for film piece, performance and choreography by Jenevieve Chang, additional performance by Charlie Mayer. Filmed, edited and projection by Tina Blakeney.  Created in response to the Chinese crime novel "Red Mandarin Dress" by Qiu Xiaolong. Commissioned by the Goethe Institute  This piece was filmed and edited in Shanghai, China and expanded in to two performances at River South Arts Center Shanghai and the Jue Festival, Shanghai. Soundtrack for this single version is by Autectre, however original sound design was created by Laura Ingalls for the live performance and expanded cinema pieces.