Saturday, December 23, 2017

Laura's postcard from The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC

Laura's Postcard from The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC:

Hi Alaine!
This is the first time I've been to National Museum of the American Indian, even though I've walked by a million times. The artifacts are so well preserved. My favorite part was the gorgeous headdresses!
<3 Laura



My video response to Laura's Postcard from the National Museum of the American Indian. This was filmed at the WTC Amsterdam in April 2017. I was jet lagged from a long haul flight and had to wait for my hotel room and had to wait in the lobby of an office building. It was a beautiful modern building filled with offices. There were so many people rushing around. The next morning, I came back and filmed these scenes inspired by the busy lifestyle of all the people that worked in that building.



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 23, 2017

Alaine's Postcard from Rotterdam


Dear Laura,
Have you met The Dancer by Edgar Degas? I met her in Rotterdam last year. A beautiful sculpture capturing the anticipation of waiting in the wings. I miss performing on a regular basis. That excitment before going on stage, then feeling completely at home on the stage. Such an adrenaline rush.

I love this postcard, Alaine! Here's a video response from the Royal Garden in Madrid.

 
Madrid's Royal 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 Chameleon, Habitat, 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.

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.