Films: Creations and Collaborations
Reservoir Dance Film
Premiere: TBD (Created and Filmed in August 2021)
Facing unprecedented challenges to our environment and the impact we have on it, 'Reservoir' is a new series of works using dance and live music to remind us of the fragile but deep well of life our natural environments provide.This past year has pushed our art-making out of theaters and into natural open spaces, reminding us of a divine connection we as humans experience with nature. It is not something separate for us to tame or fence out but rather it is something we are a small but incredible force within.
Choreography & Direction: Colette Krogol & Matt ReevesDirector of Photography: Jonathan Hsu Dancer: London Brison Composer & Cellist: Daniel Frankhuizen
Editing: Matt Reeves
Pierrot and the Reverie Site-Specific Concept Video
Premiere: March 2021
A new site-specific concept video by Delune, “Pierrot and the Reverie,” blends music with animation, theater, dance, multimedia, and AI. This piece will be created on-site, one year after so many performing arts spaces closed their doors. The composer-singer duo’s ethereal vocals and haunting electronic beats scaffold this amorous epic, underscored by excerpts from the sisters’ upcoming debut concept album Pierrot. Glamour says, “Delune will be your next music obsession.”
The piece opens in a dream-like trance: a performer wakes up alone in National Sawdust, to find the venue abandoned and in disarray. Reality and fantasy blur as he attempts to find connection in the void. He moves through winding back corridors in search of the Main Hall. Suddenly, he finds himself alone on stage: what will he do? A love story to performance in space, “Pierrot and the Reverie” provides an intimate insight into our performer’s interaction with the empty venue. A truly collaborative ode to performance, the piece incorporates many artistic disciplines that explore not only the stage, but all of the architectural flourishes that make the building unique. Direction and multimedia design by Obie-award winner Jared Mezzocchi. Starring Robert Rubama. Choreography by Helen Hayes award winners Colette Krogol and Matt Reeves. Script supervision by writer & playwright Taylor Steele. Cinematography and editing by Stephanie Gaweda. Production design by Sadah Espii Proctor. Hand-drawn animations by Russian Hungarian Alexandra Hohner. AI sound design by Icelandic composer David Brynjar Franzson. Lighting by Dan Kent. Michael Hojkanski grip. Performer ensemble: Orange Grove Dance dancers and collaborators - London Brison, Robin Brown, Tiffanie Carson, Alexus Crooms, Greg David, Laurie Dodge, Atlas Hill, Jonathan Hsu, Abby Farina, Angad Kalsi, Colette Krogol, Chris Law, Mariama Law, Shanice Mason, Brandon Washington, and Mei Yamanaka.
PASO Dance Film
Premiere: December 2020
PASO investigates the prism of paths inside oneself and in nature. Colette Krogol and Matt Reeves, along with two Orange Grove Dance collaborators created this work while on a film residency at Aunt Karen's Farm in Upstate New York.
This video represents a component of a live installation in LENS, a performance set to premiere at The REACH at the Kennedy Center in July 2020. Due to the pandemic, the performance has been postponed until the summer of 2021.LENS is supported by a Projects, Events, and Festivals Grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, awarded to Ben Levine. Creative development for this project took place during a residency at Aunt Karen’s Farm. Choreography & Direction: Colette Krogol & Matt Reeves Director of Photography: Jonathan Hsu Dancer: Juliana Ponguta Forero Composer: Dylan Glatthorn LENS Producing Director: Ben Levine LENS Associate Producer: Annie Peterson
LA TIERRA DE MI MADRE Dance Film Premiere: July 2020'La Tierra De Mi Madre' is sprung from Orange Grove Dance's performance Tetralogy '4 Recurring Dreams'. The four part series of works stand as mythopoetic research into personal memories and stories of one family’s migration from Cuba in 1980. "Evening was quickly turning to night as the boat pulled off the dock. The captain handed each person a glow stick. He broke his and told everyone aboard, 'If we capsize on this journey to the US make sure to illuminate your glow stick so that you have a better chance of being found in the ocean.' And with that my family watched the lights of Cuba fade away in the distance, the only land they had ever known. Only left with each other, the darkness of the night, and a few distant stars reflecting off the water. My mother tells of a darkness she had never experienced before. " -Colette Krogol - Choreographer Choreography & Direction: Colette Krogol & Matt Reeves Performers: Robin Neveu Brown & Juliana Ponguta Scenic & Prop Design: Matt Reeves Lighting Design: Peter Leibold Costume Design Robert Croghan Original Score: Dylan Glatthorn Cinematography: Jonathan Hsu Editor: Matt Reeves THE ARCHETYPES Film
Premiere: February 2017
THE ARCHETYPES is a visual journey steeped in mythology and expressed through dance-film aesthetics. The film follows six ARCHETYPES through a dream-like reality as they near the end of a cycle. Doomed to their legendary roles, the ARCHETYPES have no choice but to fulfill their cosmic destinies, compelled by nature to play their part in this epic story, which is revealed on a human scale.
BEST DANCE FILM*** ET CULTURA FILM FESTIVAL
FLORIDA FILMMAKERS AWARD*** ET CULTURA FILM FESTIVAL
DAM SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, UNDERGROUND FILM FEST, STOCKHOLM INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, SKYLINE INDIE FILM FEST, ET CULTURA FILM FESTIVAL, TAMPA BAY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL, FESTIVAL ANGAELICA, RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Director: Joseph Stribling
Choreography and Concept: Colette Krogol and Matt Reeves
Music: Dylan Glatthorn
Director of Photography: Alex Gallitano
Light Garden Lighting: Shaun Suchan
Scenic Design: Alex Whittenberg
Costume Design: Jessica Harrison
Performers: Daniel Cucinella, Quincie Hydock, Colette Krogol, Joey Loto, Matt Reeves, and Brandon Washington