We examine our conditioned layers of facade, created over time between our inner instincts and our outer way of moving through the world. We struggle to unzip precisely what we feel, what we think, or imagine. Our mental game of hop-scotch from the past to the conditioned present suffocates our truest expression. Jumping from square to square, we can relearn how to play, how to honor that young spirit, and reveal more of our inner instincts and emotions. A deep desire to return to the imaginative soul we were born to be inspires a new and colorful transparency as we age. The dance film medium offers opportunity to reimagine spaces and cross-pollinate between artistic mediums of sculpture, dance & film. With permission granted by internationally renowned artist, James Turrell, we were honored to film within his sculpture, ‘Three Gems’, in San Francisco at the de Young Museum. His work explores the way that light and space impact the eye, body, and mind with the force of spiritual awakening. Our character’s journey through his childhood memories, juxtaposed with the monotony of middle-age unfold beautifully within the concrete vessel of Turrell’s ‘Skyspace’.
As Big as the Sky
A deep desire to return to the imaginative soul we were born to be inspires a new and colorful transparency as we age.
Director: Lindsay Clipner
Choreographer: Katerina Eng Beckman
(United States, 2022) 3:30 minutes