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Core Dance presents... REEL ART: Video Technology + Installation Art


REEL Art is a platform for original film installations - a contemporary art form that combines video technology with installation art - making use of the storefront windows of Core Dance’s studio building. Coupled with all aspects of the surrounding environment of the Decatur Square, passersby/the audience are affected by this ingenious visual experience. As an installation, this work is unique in its use and design for the Core Dance Studio windows.

For the 2021-22 REEL Art Series, Christian Meyer, Felipe Barral, Adam Larsen, Jennifer Scully Thurston, and Douglas Rosenberg premiered video installation works commissioned by Core Dance and inspired by the theme, Movement


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Christian Meyer is a Berlin-based composer/musician/photographer. He is a prize-winning creator of scores for movies, commercials, dance-theatre, concerts, and performances. He also builds sound installations and photography exhibitions. and

Movement 1 - Christian Meyer

October 1-November 14, 2021

Movement 2 - Felipe Barral
November 19- December 30th, 2021

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Felipe Barral is a filmmaker and multimedia storyteller who expresses himself in many ways –through his films, videos and audio-visual works, his music, his art, and his writing.  As a filmmaker, director of photography, and multimedia storyteller, Felipe specializes in creative, engaging, and cinematic content for the arts. Felipe is also an Emmy Award-winning producer. He is the Founder and CEO of his own production company, IGNI Productions, specializing in outstanding cinematic content for the arts and the entertainment industry; as well as the Founder and CEO of BELLA, a company that feeds the screens with beautiful cinematic videos produced to reduce stress and improve well-being. Since the end of 2017, Felipe has been a frequent collaborator with The Atlanta Opera, producing groundbreaking content that blends opera and film in many innovative ways. In 2020, the opera expanded this initiative and created The Atlanta Opera Film Studio. Felipe was appointed Director of the Film Studio. In just two years, the studio has released twelve Opera Films, one Feature Short Film, three Documentaries, one Episodic Series, four Concerts, four Community Conversations, three Studio Tour Films for Children, and over 200 short documentary-style marketing videos. In addition to that, he has innovated in many ways, including developing and directing five multi-camera cinematic livestreaming events for the opera company. Felipe's cinematographic style has been defined as "remarkably perceptive filmmaking" by noted opera journalist Fred Plotkin.  His creative partners and clients include the Alliance Theatre, Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre, the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Atlanta Ballet, the High Museum of Art, the College of the Arts at KSU, Georgia Tech Arts, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Arts ATL, TheatricalOutfit, Actor’s Express, Core Dance, Théâtre du Rêve, Synchronicity Theatre, Horizon Theatre, Eyedrum, Fly on a Wall, ImmerseATL, Serenbe, National Water Dance, Georgia EnsembleTheatre, Carlota Estates, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Deljou Art Group, and many others.  As an independent filmmaker and artist, he has released short films, short and long-format documentaries, and three books of poetry, and has composed original scores for silent films and documentaries. He is also the creator and co-producer of the show “Collective Knowledge”, co-produced and hosted by Gail O’Neill.  Felipe’s career as a journalist and his passion for philosophy informs his work (he has a Master's degree in Philosophy). For 20 years, he produced outstanding high-quality content at CNN. Felipe has taught his “Creative Cinematic Production Philosophy & Style” to producers, reporters, and colleagues at CNN, and he also taught it to children at the Atlanta International School, which led him to be recognized with Time Warner’s Richard D. Parsons Community Impact Award in 2014.

Movement 3 - Adam Larsen

December 31, 2021- January 13, 2022

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Adam Larsen is a documentary filmmaker and projection designer. Designs include Hal Prince’s LoveMusik on Broadway; Esperanza Spalding’s 12 Little Spells national tour; Missy Mazzoli’s Breaking The Waves at Opera Philadelphia and the Prototype Festival; Lee Breuer’sThe Gospel at Colonus at the Athens, Edinburgh, and Spoleto festivals; Watermill at the BAMNext Wave Festival; Haruki Murakami’s The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle at the Singapore and Edinburgh festivals; Bernstein’s A Quiet Place at Tanglewood; Janáček’s From the House of the Dead at Canadian Opera; Britten’s Turn of the Screw at Seattle Opera; Bernstein’s Mass at the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Mostly Mozart Festival; Britten’s Peter Grimes, and the Sound Box series at San Francisco Symphony. Adam’s documentary Neurotypical, about autism from the perspective of autistics, aired on the PBS series P.O.V.

Movement 4 - Jennifer Scully Thurston

February 18- March 27, 2022

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Jennifer Scully-Thurston has meandered her way in and out of Dance, Movement, and the Arts her whole life. She has traveled the world in Off-Broadway shows, and small contemporary companies, taught in higher education, and found her voice again as a "Dancer with Attitude" writing Dance, Theater, and Book reviews. Her work caught the attention of the Dance Critics Association and their "Emerging Writer Award".She brought her movement expertise to the world of animation and film with Grasshorse Studios. Continued honing her administrative chops with Core Dance, a prolific internationally touring dance co. based in Houston and Atlanta. Today she is teaching life skills to children through dance and music in the NC public school system with NC Arts in Action whose program is active in 18Title 1 schools across the state, helping under-served children reach their full potential. This year she rolled out FilmFest by Rogue Dancer, a monthly online Film Festival devoted exclusively to Dance. She is a dance filmmaker, curator, and video installation artist. Her works have been featured at ADFMovies by Movers, DepicT!, Frame X Frame, Mad Monster Party Film Festival, Mysticon IndependentFilm Festival, Colorado International SciFi & Fantasy Film Festival, Tarheel Shorties Film Festival, Screen Dance Festival, FilmFest by Rogue Dancer, Orlando Edge Film Festival, MicroActs Artist FilmScreening, 919 Noise, Direct Monthly Online Film Festival, FAD Festival: Film-Art-Dance on Screen, Fieldwork, James River Filmmakers Forum, EYEDRUM, EnCORE: Dance on Film, Dans Kamera Istanbul, Alternate Roots, Movies by Movers, Love/d & Sex/ed & dOORS cAN dANCE, Skwhirlhaus, 3 Minute FilmFestival, Avalonia Festival, Small Wonders Exhibition and Festival, Ozark Shorts, Cinematica Festival, Wiper Film Festival & African Smartphone International Film Festival. Her ongoing collaborations include works with her husband Christopher Scully-Thurston (Composer), Hymettus Woods, Onur Topal-Sumer (Dancer and filmmaker), Jeff Roll(Filmmaker), Dustin Glasco (Editor)and Robert Epps (Sequential Artist).Today... Momentum is growing in pulling all of her disparate dance endeavors together through RogueDancer Productions. In the meantime, the work is happening and in full swing. So keep an out for all the current and future DANCE happenings!

Movement 5 - Douglas Rosenberg

April 1-May 22, 2022

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Douglas Rosenberg is a filmmaker working with dance and performance. His films have been screened internationally for over 30 years at venues including, Lincoln Center, NY, Kennedy Center, Washington DC, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and elsewhere. He has been a long-time advocate of screen dance and he recipient of numerous awards and is also the author of Screendance: Inscribing theEphemeral Image (Oxford Press) as well as other publications. Rosenberg is a Professor of Art at UW-Madison.

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