DANCE FILM

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ZOOM IN, ZOOM OUT

Choreographer/Editor

A dance film made via Zoom rehearsals that juxtaposes the intimacy of movement material filmed in isolation with the expanse of possibilities enabled by virtual collaborations in the time of covid.

Choreography: Cas Burns, in collaboration with dancers

Performance & Videography: Cassandra Brower, Breanne Burby, Kir'sea Davis, Taylor Taft

Editing: Cas Burns

Music: "Flicker-Pulp," "Radio Shy," "Bud's Window into Art-Music," "Symphony of Emoticons," "Bypassed Climax," and "Dub-Retort" by deef

Premiere: Dance in Concert: On Location, March 2021 (Saint George, UT)

 

Link available upon request.

MOMENTS

Editor

A seven-part dance film made in collaboration with Jaclyn Waguespack, featuring the students in her Dance Repertory & Performance course at Tufts University as they explored moving and making within the confines of quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A screendance by Jaclyn Waguespack and Cas Burns

Music: "Moment Again Elsewhere" by Morgan Packard

Assistant Director of Photography: Julie Doten

Performance & Cinematography: Lyanna Abdul Rahman, Jolie Davidson, Genna Doherty, James Elwell, Thomas Felt, Florence Grenon, Val Morlock, Makoyan Toure, Katelyn Young

Additional Cinematography: Michael Hospodarsky

Premiere: RIGHT NOW, December 2020 (Medford, MA)

 

Link available upon request.

FAULT LINES

Videographer/Editor

A dance film made in collaboration with James Hansen exploring the distortion of memories over time.

Choreography: James Hansen

Videography & Editing: Cas Burns

Performance: Alex Alletto, Maureen Gorman, James Hansen, Laura Murawski, Heather Roffe, Devon Stedge

Music: "Wings 5" by Michael Wall

Premiere: Merged VII/Rochester Fringe Festival, September 2019 (Rochester, NY)

Additional Showings: DANSCORE, November 2020 (Brockport, NY)

Link available upon request.

EXPERIMENTAL FILM VIRGINIA 2018

Production Artist

Production artist for the 2018 Experimental Film Virginia artist residency in Cape Charles, VA. Credits include producer, editor, and camera operator for "Trust Your Gut" by by Liana C. Percoco; and producer for "HEART" by Sonia Li.

Link to select EFV films

SET AND RESET/RESET

Projection Designer

Projection design for Mariah Maloney's restaging of Trisha Brown's "Set and Reset." Video documentation of restaging process.

Premiere: DANSCORE, November 2017 (Brockport, NY/Rochester, NY)

Additional Performance: Immerse Yourself in Dance, December 2018 (Springfield, MA) [Springfield restaging by Lisa Schmidt]

Link to documentary short on the restaging process available upon request.

EXPERIMENTAL FILM VIRGINIA 2017

Production Artist

Production artist for the 2017 Experimental Film Virginia artist residency in Cape Charles, VA. Credits include producer, choreographic advisor, and editor for "Some Way" by Jayne Guinan; dancer for "When You Leave" by Matt Jones; performer for "Revenge of Shucky" by Marcus Holman; and dancer for "Snare" by HyeJeoung Choi.

Link to select EFV films

EXPERIMENTAL FILM VIRGINIA 2016

Production Intern

Production intern for the 2016 Experimental Film Virginia artist residency in Cape Charles, VA. Credits include production assistant for "True Love Waits" by Adi Halfin; dancer and editor for "The Palace" by Sheila Sheppard; editor for "I Have to Go" by Yuhan Su; and dancer for "For Viki" by Mark Edward Atkinson.

Link to select EFV films