Below My Feet
IN MEMORY OF JACK SHAPER
Below My Feet, a collaboration of movement (modern jazz, contemporary, tap & slight lyrical hip-hop), music (for the head, heart and feet) and media (full short film along with still images).
This 55-minute piece attempts to ask the audience the question, “How much do you know about the person next to you?” By working across these various mediums the audience is encouraged to take at least one thing away with them, whether it is a piece of choreography, line of music or an image projected.
Directed by Ciara Baldwin and Luke Brown.
Choreogrpahed by: Ciara Baldwin, Megan Black and additional choreography by Kerry Domoney.
Cast: Meagan Miller, Amelia Baldwin, Ami-Rose Barber, Kayla Gatley-Dewing, Ciara Baldwin and Luke Brown.
Film work directed by Jack Shaper.
Voice over by Jack Shaper.
Edited by Jack Shaper and Luke Brown.
Cinematography by Robyn Skead, Chamelle Opperman, Jamie-lee Williams, and Kyle Danny.
Originally produced by Luke Brown.
Original concept by Megan Black, Ciara Baldwin, and Luke Brown.
“Emotive and Honest”
“Personal and Universal”
Cape Argus 2013
“Entertaining, thought provoking and empowering”
Nikita Mcshane and students 2013
“Below My Feet tells a story of life and the secret battles people hide within themselves. The stage is one place where everything can spill out and the dancers wear their hearts on their sleeves, recklessly abandoning the need to hold back.”
Lauren Vogt(WOICT 2013)
"Below My Feet sweeps viewers off their feet on a dynamic, sensory journey. This well executed mix of dance as primary instrument combined with music and film, embraces the choreographer’s intention of communicating reality through form and beauty.
A magnificent performance by vibrant artists, it assures constant engagement, from beginning to end, leaving behind a broadly smiling audience."
Anna-Marie Smith Freelance Writer Cape Town 2013.