This past month, a few members of our team and I made the voyage to Savannah, Georgia to see our projection backdrop work for Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid alive on the big screen. We had an incredible trip! We enjoyed meeting the show producer Abby McCuen and choreographer/Ursella actress Avery McGee. There will be […]
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So you recently worked on two ballet shows, designing projection backdrops. What was the experience like? Mitch: To begin with, I loved it. Absolutely loved it. I was captured by ballet in 2nd grade, watching Mikhail Baryshnikov in The Nutcracker on a tiny screen in my classroom. Even at that small size, as fuzzy as […]
In October 2017, Theatre Avenue teamed up with Terminus Modern Ballet Company to create a series of unique digital projections for the world premiere of their show, ‘Exstasis.’ A small troupe of former Atlanta Ballet dancers and creators, Terminus set out to tell an emotionally-charged story with strong themes and visuals. I sat down with […]
MITCH: To begin with, how did you get started in ballet? VICTOR: That’s a long story! I started a long time ago. I started actually after college. I had this woman that I knew that used to go out dancing in clubs came up to me and said ‘You know I teach this dance class, […]
A little peek behind the scenes at Theatre Avenue, where we design and animate projections for theatre and ballet shows. This video will give you a taste of what it’s like here: warm, fun, and down to earth. But we are also a team committed to doing incredible work for incredible makers of theatre—drama teachers, […]
Wow, love this quote about theatre from Simon Callow. Captures what I have felt about theatre since my early shows as a child—being swept away by ‘The Nutcracker Ballet’ in 2nd grade to my first ‘big spectacle production’ of ‘Phantom of the Opera’ in high school. I had no idea what I was walking into, […]
A nice featurette from a few years back covering New York City Ballet’s production of ‘Sleeping Beauty.’ A neat window into the creative and demanding world of dancing. I love how looking at the craft in other disciplines can inspire and inform!
Here are 6 incredible short videos guaranteed to get those creative juices flowing today. A little mix of inspiring, funny, sweet, and moving. ANIMATOR Glen Keane Creating Animated Ballet Magic with a Charcoal Pencil MUSIC COMPOSER John Williams Creating the Score for E.T. PHOTOGRAPHER Brandon Stanton Capturing the moving, real stories of the people of […]
A fascinating look into the costume shop at the NYC Ballet. Such creativity and passion.
6.) Ballet 422 (Netflix) A fascinating window into the world of professional ballet. You feel the stakes, but also the passion—as choreographer Justin Peck gives us a unique window into his creative process as well as the daily life of a dancer. It’s inspiring the see the focus and love for the craft, and it’s […]
How did you get your start in theatre and dance? I started out in dance as a 3-year old. A little ‘chubby dumpling.’ And really never had a second thought that that’s what I was going to do. Which I consider myself incredibly lucky to have had parents that put me in dance and stuck […]