Alishanee Chafe-Hearmon Ashley Cortes-Ose Kai Chen Lydia Crozier
Anakeiry Cruz Niamh Mcloughlin Esther Nozea Samantha Scully Roberitine Webbe
Prof. Maura Donohue
Comp 2 Group A Wednesday 12/2 7pm
Roberitine Webbe - TRIBAL LOVE
Roberitine Webbe is a 20-year-old graduating senior in the BA Dance Program at Hunter College. Hailing from the Caribbean, the Federation of Saint Christopher (St. Kitts) & Nevis, Roberitine aspires to be a professional in the Creative Industry, working in both the administrative and artistic aspects of the industry. With a passion for dance and choreography, she aims to create her technique and repertory, blending Caribbean culture with other dance styles she has trained in and continues to explore. Tribal Love, her first-ever dance film, has only motivated her to remain ambitious and confident in her intellect and talents while collaborating with other creatives to produce exceptional works.
Anakeiry Cruz - Do You Know?
Director and Choreographer: Anakeiry Cruz Dancers: Maya Castro, Jose Flores and Reagan Gordon Music: Dmitry Evgrafov Anakeiry is a senior studying dance and journalism. She has studied at the Martha Graham School, NYU TISCH future dancers and dancemakers and Broadway Dance Center. As a dancer and performer, Anakeiry has always been passionate in discovering her kinesthetic potential and how bodies are able to translate movement. She now hopes to use
samantha scully - SEE CREATURES
Samantha is working on finishing her BA in Dance. She initially hated transferring to the virtual world, but has come to love creating in this new medium. She hopes to continue being able to make dance films, even when we get back to "normal." She plans on graduating in May '21 and would like to continue working with lights and bodies and silhouettes and shadows for her final project in the spring. Ideally, she will go on to get her MFA in various media studies, possibly film school. She hopes you enjoy what she's been working on!
Ashley Cortes-Ose - GRAY
Ashley Cortes-Ose is a junior dance major at Hunter College. She has trained in various styles, but finds the most joy in contemporary and modern dance. She has studied at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, NYU TISCH Future Dance and Dancemakers, the Joffrey Ballet School, Peridance Capezio Center, and the Paul Taylor Modern Dance Company. She has a passion for choreography, and is honored to have gotten the chance to create during this time. She is excited to continue her dance training at Hunter and eventually move into dancing professionally. Endless love and gratitude to her dancers, film crew, and all else involved in bringing her visions to life.
Lydia Crozier - The Place You Are Standing
Sing, be, live, see This dark stormy hour The wind, it stirs The scorched Earth cries out in vain Oh war and power, you blind and blur The torn heart cries out in pain But music and singing have been my refuge And music and singing shall be my light A light of song, shining strong Hallelujah, hallelujah Through darkness and pain and strife I'll sing, I'll be, live, see Peace As a sophomore Muse in the BA Dance Program, Lydia has been privileged enough to grow and learn at Hunter College before online learning ensued. Little did she know that she would be able to find her creative voice in other modes and mediums, looking through a camera and finetuning the results down to each millisecond. It has been a joy for her to continue exploring her artistic potential through creating dance for the screen. Lydia would like to thank Maura Nguyen-Donohue. her other professors, and those who gave feedback during the process, for their guidance. She would like to thank her dancer, Bess Millard, for her artistry and vulnerability, as well as Ashlee Stewart, Gwen Millard, and her family and classmates, for their contributions and support throughout the process. Lydia is an aspiring professional dancer, choreographer, and teacher, with a goal to bring light and joy to those around her. This piece is a mere representation and reflection of her awe of the unfathomable love and peace which abides in each one of us. She is thrilled to share this piece, and is excited to continue honing her skills during her next project in the Sping which will build off of this work.
On/Along - Esther Nozea
Esther is a senior at Hunter College where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance with a minor in Psychology and is currently a Hunter Mellon Arts Fellow—a fellowship program funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation—for the Fall 2020-Spring 2021 year. Continuing her dance training into college, at Hunter College she has performed repertories by remarkable choreographers, trained at Peridance Capezio Center, and received additional training from winter and summer intensive studies in New York City. By exploring different dance elements and using improvisation, these explorations have significantly helped Esther’s choreographic process with investigating movement qualities in space to help construct a series of sequences. Esther hopes to continue her journey after college as an aspiring dance artist. Dancer Anakeiry Cruz Cinematographer and Editor J9 Music Intro - Mk.gee Ambi 10 - Corey Gordon Necessity - Rampa
Alishanee Chafe-Hearmon - Me To Me:
It’s a charade! A circus! A Mirror of Illusions! A 24-Hour cabaret! A cyber-dystopia where we are exploited off of our fears. A cruel bait and switch that keeps us running on the hamster wheel. The themes for this project center around conceptualization of “the self” (and multiple different selves) within digital landscapes and formation of identity as performance. The title riffs off of the “me to me:” meme which is a meme that, ironically enough, has the word “meme” in it. It is a pun within a joke, kind of like our reality within the algorithm matrix. Full of falsehoods and riddled with nuance we try to navigate and survive in this world. How is violence entrenched in our beings? To what extent do we have agency over our conceptions and performances of our multiple selves? How does dominance, manipulation, and technology play into these conceptions?
Kai Chen - it seems like the world is watching: 1.26 million and counting
Kai Chen (they/she) is a 20 year old Dance Major at Hunter College, with plans to pursue “something dance related” when they graduate. They are currently trying to survive a global pandemic by finding space where there isn’t and turning tears into fuel for their creativity, while pursuing the journey of an “artist”. Kai’s work in progress “it seems like the whole world is watching: 1.26 million and counting” is intended to be an experience, an invitation to sink into a world not unlike our current realities.
Background: Anakeiry Cruz for Esther Nozea