Samantha/Sammy/Sam and I go way back. We graduated from the same Department of Ballet at the University of Utah, danced in several of the same pieces, were partnered together in Les Sylphides, and I even choreographed the very contemporary piece she ever danced in. It was my first piece I had choreographed as well. Simply, we’re buddies.
My studio setup is quite mobile and I can throw up a background and put down a floor in just about any dance studio. The second studio at BodyVox here in Portland, however, has a gigantic window bank/roll-up door. With Sammy headed into the studio for a second time in front of my camera I thought I’d do something completely different and work with the natural light which coincidentally was key-ing from the camera’s left where I prefer to key from.
So enjoy some improvised dance under natural light. Wait, what? Yes, you read correctly, improvised with guidance using naught but the natural light in the studio. Enjoy!