MakerMoves daily video journal for 2016 featuring freestyle performances. All videos captured on mobile, 1min or less in length, footage recorded within the last 24hours, a minimum of edits, no filters. Check the Stream of Videos HERE
These two projects featuring my dance work on crutches held much in common. They were both dance for camera projects involving dancing and skating through an urban environment while staying in range and in frame for a steady-cam operator who followed each movement to the best of their ability. Both projects involved collaborating with director Joey Garfield and since their completion both have received overwhelmingly positive reactions by their respective audiences.
above: see hd here updated 2015 https://youtu.be/3m5kC_t5IGo Music Video: Artist: RJD2 Track "Work It Out" Direction Joey Garfield, Choreography and Performance Bill Shannon 2007
above: Ad Campaign: Visa "Flow" Europe, Direction Joey Garfield, Choreography and Performance Bill Shannon 2009
This post is intended to be a roundup of recent activities and not the final word on any of the works here.
ABOVE: "Liquid Light" Site Specific Video and Performance at Long Pond, Wellfleet MA presented as a part of Fleetmoves Dance Festival 2013. photo by Whitney Brown. This work focused on the kinetic nature of the video rig and its placement in a large body of water to allow for a live birdseye view of my continuous circuitous performance in the water for the camera above. I wanted to show and perform the fluidity of my many years of swimming to the audience on the shore. The only sport of my childhood years that was medically approved. "Dancer in Chair" and new street persona after the jump.
ABOVE: Video Documentation of TRAFFIC from my trilogy of street works that are designed to preserve the authenticity of my interactions with pedestrians, crowds and traffic in the street. The " ticketed" audience rides along for direct observation of me in the street as I work with whatever situation comes along, be it kinetic sociological or stylistic. Chicago Trib review and more after the jump
ABOVE: an excerpt from Traffic: Chicago. "my left foot" means for the bus to speed up..
This text about Traffic I have cut and pasted from a grant proposal and modified slightly -after the jump-
ABOVE: A video laying out the basics of Shannon Technique recorded around 5 years ago. I need to upres this on Vimeo but in the meantime its really all about the content.
Concept: Bill Shannon, Production Bevis Evans-Teush, Camera Dave Burns, Production Assistant Clyde Jones
Special Thanks: Heather Lynch, Leah Lizarondo and Iffith