Introducing MAP Lab: Movement, Architecture, and Production. A brand new virtual workshop that culminates in the creation of your own (virtual) site-specific dance film!
In MAP Lab, you will have the opportunity to create your own tool kit for designing and composing choreography in the virtual realm. Throughout the weekend, participants will take classes with renowned architects, dancers, and videographers and explore the ways we define space. With different topologies and mapping strategies, participants will investigate the intersectionality of body and space throughout the weekend. In between master classes, participants will have the opportunity to immediately apply what they’ve learned through the creation of their film. During these individual workshop sessions, participants can sign up for one on one consultations with Heidi Duckler to discuss their individual projects.
We choose to view the virtual space as an opportunity to explore and challenge previous notions of dance and space. We are especially curious about the relationship between dance and architecture. Both creative disciplines ask us: how do we characterize space?
Join us for the chance to create your own spatial map for movement, architecture, and production in the virtual space!
No previous experience or equipment needed. A virtual tool kit will be provided.
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SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED SOON
ABOUT THE TEACHING ARTISTS
Kevin Daly, FAIA, is the founder of Kevin Daly Architects. For over twenty years he has pursued an architecture that delves into the paradoxes of the urban condition and the consequences of intervention. Projects by Kevin Daly express his belief in an architecture that is performative on every level: environmentally, structurally, economically, and aesthetically. Bolstered by abundant research, he has demonstrated the benefits of advanced, unconventional building technology in works that are consistently recognized in publications and awards, and range from public schools, custom residences, and university buildings to affordable housing.
He is on the design faculty at UCLA and has served on juries or lectured at institutions internationally, including Stanford University, Cornell University, Rice University, SCI arc, the Architectural League of New York, the University of Texas at Austin, and RISD.
How do architects characterize space? With different topologies and mapping strategies, participants will investigate the intersectionality of body and space. Architectural backgrounds and a tool kit will be provided to participants so that they can design and compose choreography in the virtual realm. Examples of sample spaces, interim spaces, improvisational spaces, iconic spaces will be used to evoke and inspire personal projects.
Raymond Ejiofor holds a Masters of Public Health Policy from University of Southern California and is a recipient of the prestigious Gates Millennium Fellowship. Raymond graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a B.S. in Decision Science and double minor in Engineering Studies and Technology and Policy. Raymond began his training under Judith Rhodes Calgaro in Arlington, VA and the Dance Theater of Harlem. While balancing academics and artistry Raymond has worked with various choreographers including Daniel Ezralow, Aszure Barton, Ryan Heffington, Lula Washington, Sidra Bell, Camille A. Brown, Kyle Abraham, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Cindy Salgado, Cindera Che, Nina McNeely, Bryan Arias, Danielle Agami, Christopher Huggins, and Robert Battle. Some of his performance credits include Audi | Shanghai, Toshiba International Industrial, Samsung, Apple, 59th Annual Grammy Awards, American Music Awards 2018, MTV VMAs 2017, Beijing Dance Festival, Israeli Opera House, Springboard Danse Montreal, LA Phil, SummerStage NYC, Jazz Dance World Congress and Pittsburgh Opera.
Ejiofor has danced for artists such as Katy Perry, Sia, Pharrell Williams, Dua Lipa, Little Boots, 30 Seconds to Mars, Gerard Way, The Acid, Moullinex, Fitz and the Tantrums and Daft Punk. Ejiofor joined the company of dance theater production PEARL, which premiered at Lincoln Center | David H. Koch Theater and continues to tour around the world. Under the direction of Greer Reed, Ejiofor was a founding member of August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble (AWCDE), which was named “25 to Watch” in 2012 by Dance Magazine. Ejiofor currently collaborates with various companies such as Ezralow Dance, Ate9 Dance Company, David Roussève / REALITY, Heidi Duckler Dance Theater, Lula Washington Dance Theater, L.A. Contemporary Dance Company, Kevin Williamson Dance, Pony Box Dance Theater, Post Ballet, and Brice Mousset’s Oui Danse.
As a teaching artist, he has been a faculty member/master class instructor of number of studios and universities in Los Angeles and the Greater Pittsburgh region such as AMDA Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, Laura Lynn’s School of Dance, Hill Dance Academy Theater (HDAT), Camino Nuevo Charter Schools, Pittsburgh Public Schools, Morgantown Dance, Abby Lee Dance Company, Candy Apples Dance Studio and Ryan Heffington’s The Sweat Spot. A dynamic supporter of the arts Ejiofor serves on the Board of Directors of Heidi Duckler Dance in Los Angeles, CA.
Victor Jones is a cultural activist, designer, and writer. Jones’s creative and intellectual work stands at the intersections of architecture, art, infrastructure, landscape, and the urban experience. A central theme of his scholarship, design research, and teaching is how infrastructure, at various scales, operates as a social, political, and spatial instrument.
Jones is a design principal of Fièvre Jones, Inc. Projects include Bywater Houses (2015), Watts House Project Platform (2011), and a skate park for City Park in New Orleans (2009). In addition, Jones has written articles and books such as “New Orleans – Ecological Urbanism” in Shaping the City: Studies in History, Theory, and Urban Design (Routledge, 2013); (IN)FORMAL L.A.: The Space of Politics (eVolo Press, 2014); BASENTO Un Ponte (Euno Edizioni, 2015); and Un pont à part | A Distant Bridge (MétisPresses, 2016).
Jones has taught design studios and seminars at Tulane University, the University of California Los Angeles, and the University of Southern California. He lives and works in Los Angeles with his partner Alain Fièvre.
Nicolas Savignano is an Argentinian filmmaker who has worked with LA’s most renowned choreographers as a director, cinematographer, and editor. Originally from Buenos Aires, he moved to Los Angeles in 2015 to pursue a Master’s Degree in Film Directing at Calarts, where he currently works as the Institute Videographer. Nicolas will share valuable insights on how to create a movement film from start to finish.
The filmmaking workshop does not require access to special camera or lighting equipment and is meant to explore concepts that can be applied with any type of filming device.
Camera framing: Camera angles, shot sizes, types of compositions. How do they relate to the space, the story, and the characters.
Camera movements: How to do them and what they convey.
Image editing: How to cut for movement and for narrative.
Sound editing: How to build narrative through sound. How to disguise or emphasize image cuts through sound.