a film by paul christiano and christopher perricelli
PAUL CHRISTIANO is a freelance dancer/choreographer 17 years fluent in the contemporary concert dance aesthetic. Paul trained on scholarship at Lou Conte Dance Studio for three years before joining Hubbard Street II in 1998, Thodos Dance Chicago in 1999, and The Lyric Opera of Chicago in 2005. Paul’s first choreographic effort, Miracle, Interrupted, formerly in the repertory of The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, merited a 2001 Ruth Page Award and inspired the Chicago Tribune to designate Paul one of sixteen “Chicagoans of the Year.” In 2003, Paul was voted “Best Dancer in Chicago” by Chicago Magazine. Paul also received the 2003 Dance Chicago Choreography Award for Balada para un loco, formerly in the repertory of River North Dance Chicago, and was nominated one of TimeOut Chicago’s “Dancing Men of 2010” for his work with Dmitri Peskov Dance Theatre.
CHRISTOPHER PERRICELLI has a varied background in producing, choreographing, composing, casting, and performing in live events and video projects. He received his BFA in Dance from SUNY @ Buffalo and has studied filmmaking, visual effects, and motion graphics at Columbia College Chicago and Illinois Institute of Art. He is interested in producing works that move audiences to be educated, captivated, and inspired. Collaborations include The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Rush University Fashion Show, Dance Works Chicago, and fashion artist Nick Cave.