Category Archives: Performing Arts

“Salvi Harps”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Promo Directed By Alexandra Chukhnenko (2016)

“Salvi Harps” is a Cinematic Poem Promotional Short Film Featuring Harpist Alexander “Sasha” Boldachev Directed By Alexandra Chukhnenko.

Directed by:  Alexandra Chukhnenko
Director of Photography:  Dmitriy Tskhay


Harpist: Sasha Boldachev


Dancers: German Shnaider / Sonya Alexandrova

Сhoreographer: German Shnaider

Sound Design: Enrico Sabena
1AC:  Elisey Gladnikov
Focus puller: Nikita Kotov
Gaffer:  Ilya Smirnov
Stylist:  Sergey Gilderman
MUAH: Vika Semenchina



“The Hound Of Heaven”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer Directed By N.D. Wilson (2014)

“The Hound Of Heaven” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer Of Francis Thompson Poem Directed By N.D. Wilson.

Written and Directed by:  N.D. Wilson

Cinematography:  Dane Saxon Wilson

Executive Producers: Kisao Kurosawa,  Brian and Sally Oxley
Produced by:  Aaron Rench and Caleb Applegate
Starring: Danielle Smith
Narrated by: Jason Petty aka Propaganda

“The Hound of Heaven” is a short film from emerging director, and NSA rhetoric instructor and alumnus, N.D. Wilson. It was executive produced by Hisao Kurosawa (Dreams, Ran, Rhapsody in August, After the Rain), produced by Aaron Rench and Caleb Applegate, with cinematography by NSA alum Dane Saxon Wilson, and starring hip hop artist Jason Petty AKA Propaganda and NSA student Danielle Smith.


The film premiered at Raindance Film Festival in London on October 4, 2014. In it, a girl believes that she is fleeing death, when she is actually running away from her only chance at life. Set to a surreal, nightmarish poem written in the nineteenth century by a homeless addict in London.


“The Hound of Heaven” by Francis Thompson (1893)

I fled Him down the nights and down the days
I fled Him down the arches of the years
I fled Him down the labyrinthine ways
Of my own mind, and in the midst of tears
I hid from him, and under running laughter.
Up vistaed hopes I sped and shot precipitated
Adown titanic glooms of chasme d hears
From those strong feet that followed, followed after
But with unhurrying chase and unperturbe d pace,
Deliberate speed, majestic instancy,
They beat, and a Voice beat,
More instant than the feet:
All things betray thee who betrayest me.I pleaded, outlaw–wise by many a hearted casement,
curtained red, trellised with inter-twining charities,
For though I knew His love who followe d,
Yet was I sore adread, lest having Him,
I should have nought beside.
But if one little casement parted wide,
The gust of his approach would clash it to.
Fear wist not to evade as Love wist to pursue.
Across the margent of the world I fled,
And troubled the gold gateways of the stars,
Smiting for shelter on their clange d bars,
Fretted to dulcet jars and silvern chatter
The pale ports of the moon.

“Elise”: A Cinematic Performing Arts Short Film By Jared Fadel (2016)

“Elise” is a Cinematic Performing Arts Short Film Featuring Dancer Elise Monson Directed by Jared Fadel.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Jared Fadel

Elise Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Featuring Dancer Elise Monson Directed by Jared Fadel in 2016

Dancer:  Elise Monson
Music by:  Chad Lawson (“Ballade in C Minor”)

Elise Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Featuring Dancer Elise Monson Directed by Jared Fadel 2016

“An evening with Elise Monson at the Creative Arts Dance Studio.”

Elise Cinematic Visual Poem Short Film Directed by Jared Fadel in 2016


“Julius Caesar Act II Scene I”: A Creative Adapted Short Film From Play By Shakespeare By Pedro Martín-Calero (2016)

“Julius Caesar Act II Scene I” is a Creative Adapted Short Film From Play By William Shakespeare for “Shakespeare Lives 2016” Directed By Pedro Martín-Calero.

Directed by:  Pedro Martín-Calero

Producers: Paul Weston (Executive Producer),  Rob Jelly, Corin Taylor, Anne Beresford (Series Producer), Roisin McLoughlin (Development Producer for British Council)

Director of Photography:  Paul Osgur

Julius Caesar Act II Scene I  Creative Adapted Short Film From Play By Shakespeare By Pedro Martín-Calero in 2016

Art Directors:  Jose Tirado and Natalie O’Connor

Sound Recordist:  Calum Sample

Sound Design and Production:  Neil Johnson, Becky Bell and Factory

Actors:  Mark Stanley (Brutus), Tony Osoba (Caesar), Matthew Sim (Cassius), Tony Aitken (Decius), Laurence Bown (Third Conspirator)

Julius Caesar Act II Scene I  Creative Adapted Short Film From Play By Shakespeare Directed By Pedro Martín-Calero (2016)

“Alas Caesar must bleed for it” … In a dystopian near-future, Brutus (Mark Stanley, Game of Thrones) and his conspirators plot Caesar’s demise. Filmed in London at the Treasury and the Foreign Office, director Pedro Martín-Calero’s Julius Caesar is the third in the British Council’s series of films for Shakespeare Lives 2016, a global programme celebrating William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death.”

Article on the Short Film:

Julius Caesar Act II Scene I  Creative Adapted Short Film From Play By Shakespeare By Pedro Martín-Calero


“Lost In Motion II”: A Cinematic Creative Dance Short Film Directed By Ben Shirinian (2013)

“Lost In Motion II” is a Cinematic Creative Dance Short Film featuring music by Leonard Cohen directed by Ben Shirinian.

Directed by:  Ben Shirinian

Choreographer: Guillaume Côté
Dancer: Heather Ogden
Original Story: Ben Shirinian, Guillaume Côté
Producers: Nick Sorbara, Leslie Aimée Gottlieb
Director of Photography: Jeremy Benning, csc
Production Company: Krystal Levy Pictures, AnyMotion
Editor: Jon Devries, School Editing
VFX: Crush
Colour: REDLAB
Music: “Avalanche” Performed by Leonard Cohen Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc.

Director Ben Shirinian and Choreographer/Dancer Guillaume Côté expose the emotion of performance in an entrancing sequel, produced in association with Bravo!FACT and The National Ballet of Canada.

After the success of his 2012 short film Lost in Motion, Director Ben Shirinian has reunited with Choreographer/Dancer Guillaume Côté for a powerful new follow-up film exploring the state of mind of an artist.

While the original examined the feelings of isolation experienced by an artist before going on stage, Lost in Motion II develops the narrative by delving deeper into the spectrum of emotions felt by a performer. Produced by Krystal Levy Pictures, the film combines original choreography, stylized art direction and seamless VFX to visually interpret the experience of an artist baring their soul on stage.

Watch “Lost In Motion”:


“Ballerina”: A Cinematic Nike Russia “Dance Off” Commercial Featuring Endless Noise Remix (2009)

“Ballerina” is a cinematic Nike Russia dance commercial featuring “Endless Noise” remix of Alexander Borodin composition.

Produced by:  Nike JDI Russia

Music by:  Alexander Borodin  (“Polovtsian Dances”), remix by Endless Noise.

Out of the recent Nike JDI Russia commercials for TV and cinema came this long extended remix of the dancer section. The commercial shows a russian ballerina and a funky hip hop dancer, ‘dancing off’ in a huge hall with sunlight flooding in from huge windows.

As the graceful ballerina pirouettes and plies her way around the dance floor topping it off with a grand jete. Her adversary responds with some breakdance action body popping and funky hip hop moves. The two finally reach a happy medium and their routines end in unison.


“Piano Works 13”: A Cinematic Experimental Short Film Featuring Four Dancers Directed By Julien Martorel (2013)

“Piano Works 13” is a cinematic experimental short film featuring four dance styles directed by Julien Martorell.

Directed by: Julien Martorell

Edited by: Alex Tissot
DOP: Raphael Bauche

Music composed by:  Polerik Rouviere

Produced by:

Official Selection ÉCU 2013, European Experimental Film
Choregraphy program Mecal International Short Film Festival
Official Selection Dance and Media Japan International VideoDance Festival 2013

Pianoworks 13 is a short movie, which combines live action and motion design. Over an original soundtrack played by Polerik Rouviere, four dancers perform different styles (break dance, new style, popping). The film illustrates the link between body, instrument and instrumentalist. The moves give birth to a sort of calligraphic language which is a representation of the moves themselves.

“Sonnet 44”: A Cinematic Experimental Dance Film Featuring William Shakespeare Directed By Thomas Freundlich (2013)

“Sonnet 44” is a cinematic experimental short film of dance,  poetry, music & motion graphics, featuring words of William Shakespeare,  filmed and directed by Thomas Freundlich.

Filmed and Directed by:   Thomas Freundlich

Produced by:  Lumikinos Production & Art Slow

Camera: Eero Heinonen
Music by:  Egidija Medekšaitė

“Sonnet 44”  by William Shakespeare

“If the dull substance of my flesh were thought,
Injurious distance should not stop my way;
For then despite of space I would be brought,
From limits far remote where thou dost stay.
No matter then although my foot did stand
Upon the farthest earth removed from thee;
For nimble thought can jump both sea and land
As soon as think the place where he would be.
But ah! thought kills me that I am not thought,
To leap large lengths of miles when thou art gone,
But that so much of earth and water wrought
I must attend time’s leisure with my moan,
Receiving nought by elements so slow
But heavy tears, badges of either’s woe.”

Filmed in Helsinki, Finland


“Othello Prologue”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film Featuring Hip Hop Shakespeare’s Lorianne Tika-Lemba Directed By Greg Hackett (2012)

A Cinematic Poem Short Film featuring Hip Hop Shakespeare Peer Leader, Lorianne Tika-Lemba (Lori Analytical), performing for The Hip Hop Shakespeare Sessions.

Filmed and Directed by:  Greg Hackett

Edited by:  Tim Swaby
Audio recording:  Lavar Bullard
Produced by:  Spindle Productions for the Hip Hop Shakespeare company May 2012.



“NEW BEGINNINGS”: A Cinematic Promotional Short Film Featuring New York City Ballet Directed By Davi Russo (2013)

“NEW BEGINNINGS” is a cinematic promotional short film for the
New York City Ballet productions that opened on September 12, 2013. Filmed at sunrise on the 57th floor of 4WTC in lower Manhattan, this short film directed by Davi Russo captures an extraordinary and moving performance of Christopher Wheeldon’s “After the Rain”.

Directed by:  Davi Russo

Music Composed by:  Avro Part (“Spiegel Im Spiegel”)

Choreography by:  Christopher Wheeldon (“After the Rain”)

NEW BEGINNINGS NYC Ballet Cinematic Short Film 2013

Dancers:   Maria Kowroski &  Ask la Cour

Edited by Tim Zeigler
Produced by Radical Media
Executive Produced by Gregg Carlesimo
Executive Produced by Maya Brewster
Produced by Logan Luchsinger

It is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, and a tribute to the future of the city that New York City Ballet calls home. #newbeginnings

Developed in collaboration with DDB New York
© 2013 New York City Ballet, Inc.