The Moonbelly Healing Project presents the third installment of twelve: Hawaii
---practicing the act of self and collective healing, by making art alone and together---
Concept and movement by
Katrina Atkin and Lauren Vogelstein
Music by Josh Nussbaum
Mastering by Ryan Schwabe
Editing by Katrina Atkin
Filmed at The Whole Shebang in Philadelphia, PA
Released March 15th, 2017
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From Katrina: I am always amazed when projects are finished. For me, nothing ever turns out exactly how I first imagined, but I love being able to look back at how each of the pieces came together and brought it to the final version. This film in particular, obviously, differs drastically from the original intention and for that, I am grateful.
For example, Josh had been writing music for the original plan of a tropical solo, and we ended up deciding to use it for the video anyway. It's a beautiful piece, and I think it offers an interesting counterpoint to freneticism of the movement. Also, in offering that counterpoint, it adds another layer to the concept of opposites Lauren and I used exclusively
in creating the movement score.
When it comes to what we create and what we enjoy, I think that
what Lauren and I are always looking for a few things:
1. authenticity of movement
2. freedom and exploration within a structure
3. humor and humanness
Even though we didn't specifically talk about these three things before filming, when I go back to watch it, I really feel that we instinctively incorporated the concepts and ideas that are important to us.
To Lauren: it was a pleasure and an honor to work with you on this and I deeply hope you feel healed in some way. I love you.