Friday, August 18, 2017

Laura's Postcard from Seville, Spain



Dear Alaine,
Holy week in Sevilla is like nothing else I've seen before. There are processions every night. It is called Semana Santa de Sevilla and very beautiful!  
 ðŸ’Ÿ Laura
Thank you for the postcard Laura! I hope you like the dance film response from Copenhagen! 

Strolling through Copenhagen dance film from Alaine Handa on Vimeo.

In order of appearance in the video: Rundetårn tower, Design Museum of Denmark, Amalienborg palace.

The girl runs
Around and around in the tower
It is summer.

It is winter.
It was cold.
But I didn't care.
I danced and relished in the Christmas spirit.

Standing tall and fast
March march march
The men clomp proudly to defend



About Letters: 
The art of exchanging physical letters and postcards is slowly dying for the fast information we can get from social media, messaging, and emails. This dance film postcard project was created as a way to keep in contact as well as showcase different locations around the world that we traverse. Alaine and Laura have been dancing and collaborating together since 2011 in ChameleonHabitat, and now Letters. They have performed in New York City, Toronto, Edinburgh, and in so many different festivals. Letters is a unique dance film project of short dance films by using the postcards received as a catalyst and response to creating the short snapshots of dance film either as a soundscape, background, text, etc.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Alaine's Postcard from Singapore


Received this one a bit ago, but here's my response video. In the postcard you asked how is life in NYC, so I thought a dance from New York would be perfect! Dancing in a park in New York City:

 

About Letters: 
The art of exchanging physical letters and postcards is slowly dying for the fast information we can get from social media, messaging, and emails. This dance film postcard project was created as a way to keep in contact as well as showcase different locations around the world that we traverse. Alaine and Laura have been dancing and collaborating together since 2011 in ChameleonHabitat, and now Letters. They have performed in New York City, Toronto, Edinburgh, and in so many different festivals. Letters is a unique dance film project of short dance films by using the postcards received as a catalyst and response to creating the short snapshots of dance film either as a soundscape, background, text, etc.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Laura's Picasso postcard from Spain

Pablo Picasso postcard from Laura
Thanks Laura for the postcard! :-)

Here's my response video..

Dancing under the Marble Arch in London:


Dancing under the Marble Arch in London from Alaine Handa on Vimeo.

About Letters: 
The art of exchanging physical letters and postcards is slowly dying for the fast information we can get from social media, messaging, and emails. This dance film postcard project was created as a way to keep in contact as well as showcase different locations around the world that we traverse. Alaine and Laura have been dancing and collaborating together since 2011 in ChameleonHabitat, and now Letters. They have performed in New York City, Toronto, Edinburgh, and in so many different festivals. Letters is a unique dance film project of short dance films by using the postcards received as a catalyst and response to creating the short snapshots of dance film either as a soundscape, background, text, etc.

Monday, January 23, 2017

From a Madrid Garden

From a Madrid Garden from Laura Lamp on Vimeo.


About Letters: 
The art of exchanging physical letters and postcards is slowly dying for the fast information we can get from social media, messaging, and emails. This dance film postcard project was created as a way to keep in contact as well as showcase different locations around the world that we traverse. Alaine and Laura have been dancing and collaborating together since 2011 in ChameleonHabitat, and now Letters. They have performed in New York City, Toronto, Edinburgh, and in so many different festivals. Letters is a unique dance film project of short dance films by using the postcards received as a catalyst and response to creating the short snapshots of dance film either as a soundscape, background, text, etc.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Laura's postcard from Mount Vernon

East front of Mansion. George Washington's house in Mount Vernon. 
My dance postcard response to Laura's postcard:


From a Singapore Garden from Alaine Handa on Vimeo.


About Letters: 
The art of exchanging physical letters and postcards is slowly dying for the fast information we can get from social media, messaging, and emails. This dance film postcard project was created as a way to keep in contact as well as showcase different locations around the world that we traverse. Alaine and Laura have been dancing and collaborating together since 2011 in ChameleonHabitat, and now Letters. They have performed in New York City, Toronto, Edinburgh, and in so many different festivals. Letters is a unique dance film project of short dance films by using the postcards received as a catalyst and response to creating the short snapshots of dance film either as a soundscape, background, text, etc.

Dear Laura,
Thanks for the postcard from Mount Vernon! 
I danced on the garden patio. I hope you like the greenery around. I remember how much you love gardening and plants. 
- Alaine

Thursday, July 9, 2015