Hello everyone. There's a lot of exciting news from Movementpants to share with you this month.
First of all, we're honored to have received a commission from the Chinese arts and performance website Youku. Youku, whose name is derived from it's American counterpart, Youtube, is a site featuring many young, exciting Chinese dance artists and we are thrilled to be part of their cross-cultural initiative to introduce Chinese audiences to American dance-video artists. As you may know, the groundbreaking American website Youtube has done wonderful things for dance in America. From producing educational videos to offering a forum for emerging artists to share their work with audiences they would otherwise never have reached, they've been tirelessly inventive in promoting dance in North America. Youku hopes to do the same for Chinese dance and in order to catch up with their American counterpart is inviting veteran Youtube dancers to share their dance video techniques both with Chinese dance artists and audiences alike. As one of the artists in the Youtube stable invited to participate, I'd like to thank them for allowing Movementpants to work with Youku on this project. Please take a first look at Movementpants intercultural video, Heaven and Earth. In it, we used some traditional dance video techniques mixed with new technologies. We also mirrored this mix of traditional and innovative in the choreographic elements as well.
Also this month, Movementpants will be performing an excerpt from their upcoming show Grindfaust (featuring the music of longtime Movementpants collaborator, R. Kelly) on December 14th, 15th and 16th at the Mary Anthony Dance Studio located at 736 Broadway. Click here to find out more about the studio and the upcoming performance.