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.

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