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MFA grad collaborations - creative projects
March - April 2019
The short works featured here are explorations in choreography and design collaboration for live dance performances at the University of Maryland, School of Theatre, Dance, & Performance Studies.
As part of the research for these projects, our dance MFA cohort (4 individuals) exchanged roles as choreographer, lighting designer, sound designer, and videographer Each piece is experimental in nature and remains in 'first draft;' available to be called upon in the future for full oproduction.
A Life Lived Through Lemons
Videography, lemonography, and editing: Krissy Harris
Music: "Tennessee Waltz" by Patti Page
A Life Lived Through Lemons filmography was integrated, as video projection to the choreography of the work LL by Renee Gerardo.
Choreographer: Renee Gerardo
Qi Xinran Rose,
Videography/Media: Krissy Harris
Sound Design: Qi Xinran Rose
Lighting Design: Gabriel Mata
An Orange Note
Given the challenge to create for performance in 10 minutes, this piece works with bringing together structured improvisation scores with improvisational lighting design.
Choreographer: Krissy Harris
Performer: Gabriel Mata
Music: 17 Hippies
Lighting Design: Jacob Hughes, Eric Pitney
Impromptu Evening Attire
This dance was made from spontaneous collaboration with MFA costume designers. The designers assigned me a costume, and in the moment, I generated a 1-2 minute performance, as a response to their choice, and an exploration for costumes with dance movement.