We believe that a full understanding of our world and our life within it comes through the embodied experience. Film allows us to share with the audience the intimacy of the relationship between the dancer’s body and the environment s/he inhabits.
Such Rooted Things // 2021
As the mangroves support our coastline so must we support each other. The film Such Rooted Things visualizes this metaphor by bringing together the reflections on climate change of a diverse group of Miami women and the physical engagement of dancers in the mangrove forest of Matheson Hammock.
Sodden Ground // 2020
Sodden Ground is a dance film by Dale Andree and Thryn Saxon created from the mud, the water, and the driftwood that is the landscape of this particular place. Like any place, like any person, we are the sum of many parts, randomly organized to create the complex harmony of life.”
National Water Dance // 2020
Earlier this year people from around the U.S danced for their lives in the bi-annual National Water Dance—a nation-wide simultaneous movement of dancers. The spirit of their movment is captured here in this compilation created by talented minds of Orange Grove Dance, who also participated.
Pedestrian Wanderlust in the Everglades // 2020
Working with dancer videographer Rami Shafi, NWD Projects dancers’ Sun Young Park, Katie Brennan, Barbie Freeman, Flavie Audibert along with Kristin O’Neal, created two Pedestrian Wanderlust films, one in the sawgrass along the Three in One Trail and the other on the shore of the lake at Long Pine Key. These beautiful expressions of the Everglades move with the fluidity of Rami Shafi’s unique physical approach to capturing an image, creating a kinesthetic visual experience of this national treasure.
Flickering Glades // 2019
Overlaying a series of long exposure photography over video while following the pulsating beat of the photographic snap, Flickering Glades is a moving portrait of the many dances of nature in the Everglades.
Flickering Glades was shot at the Long Pine Key Trail, Everglades National Park. This dance film was directed by Claudio Marcotulli and choreographed by Dale Andree in collaboration with dancers Katie Brennan, Barbie Freeman, Rebecca Pelham, Amanda Ruiz and Oscar Trujillo with music by Ray Robinson and Samuel Tommie. This work was developed as part of Dale Andree’s AIRIE’s Residency.
The film was selected for this year’s V IMARP – Mostra Internacional de Dança – Imagens em Movimento in Sao Paolo, Brazil. It premiered at ScreenDance Miami Festival 2020 and was also chosen for The World Outside: Screendance in Nature as part of American Dance Festival 2020.
Home // 2017
Home is a meditation on time that embraces the body’s impulse to return to the earth. Home was a collaboration between Miana Jun and Dale Andree in the mudflats of the Weskeag River in South Thomaston, Maine.
“Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.” ~Albert Einstein