Black Kings Dance Too (2019) - excerpt
This experimental film was made to reinforce more positive images of the black man in the public eye, but from a performing artists perspective. This film also highlights the most talented black male dancers in the Richmond dance community. Featured Dancers - Aaron Brown, Andrew Pruitt, Casey Inneigh, Desmin Taylor, DeShon Rollins, Elijah Fugham, Eric Robinson, Gregg "Papii" Whitlock, Jay Williams, John Manzari, Josh Jones, Kevin LaMarr Jones, Rave Williams, Roberto Whitaker, Rodney Dalypmler, Tony Colden, Tony Hawks, William Sterling Walker
Featuring dancers Alex Harvell and Ed Yates, this film was part of a stage production choreographed by Kelly Hamlin. The film was projected on the backdrop while professional ballet dancer Ed Yates performed a solo transforming from a suite and tie into a butterfly type figure. The essence of the film encourages people to not lose touch with nature in what is becoming a man-made society. Never lose touch with your inner being. (See live version under STAGE tab in menu bar)
Self Portrait; In Quarantine (2020)
Self Portrait; In Quarantine" is an experimental dance film inspired by the social isolation of the COVID19 pandemic. This film attempts to explore an escape route through the mind, using a mental journey (expressed visually) as a means to escape physical confinement.