Dancers: Vasco Vj Vea and Taylor Haines
Video and Choreography: Irenerose Antonio
Song Credit: Paralyzed by NF
I am so thankful I had the opportunity to work with these two beautiful dancers from East High's Dance Contempo!! (Anchorage, AK). Our work together culminated in a live performance at Expressions: Spring 2016 Dance Concert, and this video.
This duet was inspired by the TED talk titled Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown. We can't selectively numb our emotions- when we try to do this, we numb everything, and we become "paralyzed" as the song says. Its only when we allow ourselves to be vulnerable, and realize that we are worthy of being loved, that we truly find the connection and support we need.
Ariel Graham- Director of East High Dance Contempo aka Awesome Dolly Operator for this video! :D
Becky Kendall- Artistic Director of Momentum Dance Collective- Access to the space and of course your continued support, inspiration and opportunities you provide!
Bryan Pentecostes- Videographer, Cinematographer, Filmmaker, Guru- My Brother and inspiration for life! And of course, thanks for always letting me borrow your stuff haha!
Stephanie Griffin- for your thoughtfulness, beautiful heart, and for introducing me to this TED talk in the first place. Thank you!!