Upper school dance showcase released

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Greta Zumbrunnen ’21 performs their portion of “Windows” in a sunlit room. Printed with permission of Greta Zumbrunnen

Sydney Fener

The Upper School Dance program released a video of their latest multimedia project, entitled “Windows,” to the student body on Thursday, Jan. 21. Their video was entirely filmed and performed by the 30 student participants. The theme of “Windows,” according to Greta Zumbrunnen ’21, was a vessel for the students to communicate their personal experiences and thoughts regarding seeing and being seen.

Claire Wacziarg ’21 said that she filmed and choreographed all of the scenes in her dance performance herself. She described the process as an interesting and novel experience.

“We first had to write a little exercise about what windows mean to us, and then create about thirty seconds of choreography about that writing,” said Wacziarg. “I shot all of my scenes myself with a tripod that the dance department sent me.”

Each dancer choreographed, performed, and filmed their own video independently. All of the videos were then edited together. Cory Porter ’22 said that even with this process, she thinks the finished product looks cohesive.

“I choreographed and shot footage for the project, and then it was sent over to our teacher to be edited together along with other people’s footage,” said Porter. “Everything was created and filmed independently, but I think it came together so well and really felt like a collaboration as opposed to a solo project.”

Wacziarg said she agreed that the video felt like one complete piece, even though all of the dancers worked separately.

“It was really cool how all of the dances ended up meshing really well, even though we all have very different styles of choreography,” said Wacziarg. “There were many moments of unison or interaction, which was really amazing since none of us had collaborated in any way.”

Porter said that she was very proud of the finished project and enjoyed the creative process, even though it was unique.

“I’m super proud of the work we created,” said Porter. “Despite the circumstances, we were still able to make something beautiful and I think that everyone did such an amazing job.”

The Upper School Dance program released a video of their latest multimedia project, entitled “Windows,” to the student body on Thursday, January 21. Their video was entirely filmed and performed by the 30 student participants. The theme of “Windows,” according to Greta Zumbrunnen ’21, was a vessel for the students to communicate their personal experiences and thoughts regarding seeing and being seen.

Claire Wacziarg ’21 said that she filmed and choreographed all of the scenes in her dance performance herself. She described the process as an interesting and novel experience.

“We first had to write a little exercise about what windows mean to us, and then create about thirty seconds of choreography about that writing,” said Wacziarg. “I shot all of my scenes myself with a tripod that the dance department sent me.”

Each dancer choreographed, performed, and filmed their own video independently. All of the videos were then edited together. Cory Porter ’22 said that even with this process, she thinks the finished product looks cohesive.

“I choreographed and shot footage for the project, and then it was sent over to our teacher to be edited together along with other people’s footage,” said Porter. “Everything was created and filmed independently, but I think it came together so well and really felt like a collaboration as opposed to a solo project.”

Wacziarg said she agreed that the video felt like one complete piece, even though all of the dancers worked separately.

“It was really cool how all of the dances ended up meshing really well, even though we all have very different styles of choreography,” said Wacziarg. “There were many moments of unison or interaction, which was really amazing since none of us had collaborated in any way.”

Porter said that she was very proud of the finished project and enjoyed the creative process, even though it was unique.

“I’m super proud of the work we created,” said Porter. “Despite the circumstances, we were still able to make something beautiful and I think that everyone did such an amazing job.”