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“Dancers” (00:00:49) by Betsy Stern, USA, 2022
When I was tiny my parents started taking me to see tons of incredible dance performances, from Alvin Ailey to Pilobolus to Dance Theatre of Harlem, Joffrey Ballet, Mark Morris, Merce Cunningham, and so many more. In addition to the beauty of the dance itself, I thoroughly enjoyed the relationship that dance has with music, with lighting, costumes, sets, and how much dimension and inter-spatial depth dance has as an art form. This very short video came to me as a visual and I set it to a very short piece of music that I wrote. It’s about love.
I’ve long been a professional musician and composer. I love all of the arts and their incredible power to unify us across all nations and to instigate change.
Director, producer, music: Betsy Stern