Presenting the Day 1 video blog sharing the process of April Sellers Dance Collective in residence at Tofte Lake Center.
Thank you to the MN State Arts Board & Fidelity Charitable / James K Spriggs Foundation for their generous support of this work.
A public showing of the work in progress will take place at the Tofte Lake Center Thursday June 23 | 7:30 pm
Directions to Tofte Lake Center
Videography by Blake Nellis / www.blakenellis.org
These are my thoughts as a philanthropist. I am not a artist, dancer, or choreographer. Day one started out as a Monday slow and easy.
From this video, the one thing that stood out for me was the notion of shirtless men versus shirtless women. Is a shirtless man simply strong, or have we put a sexualized spin on the idea of a strong shirtless man? Just a thought.
From this video, the movement seems to be toggling between motifs of strictly physical, stereotypical strong, almost power posing to presentational, showmanship movement.