As I mentioned in my previous post, a short segment of Orchis was shown before the keynote speech on Friday and Saturday at the NECCC 2013 conference. The response to the video (despite the low resolution) was very positive and many inquired about the next performance of Orchis and asked if they could watch the video again. The live performance video recording was done by a couple of different video teams and I have not been able to obtain a high-quality video from either, yet. I am going to share with you the full photo presentation I created for this purpose, albeit smaller than the 15′ x 20′ rear projection. It should give you a good idea about the central role of photography in the wonderful ballet, Orchis. This should satisfy my photographer friends and encourage them to attend the live performance this season. It is an experience!
Festival Ballet Providence is planning on performing Orchis again this season. As soon as the calendar is set I will let you all know about the upcoming Orchis performance. In the mean time, enjoy the photography presentation I prepared and the music by Sonya Belousova. The video will open in an overlaid window and resize to fit in the screen space you have, to a maximum of 600×800 pixels. The music starts quietly, be patient and you will be rewarded. The full video is about 30 minutes long and does not contain any dance or dancers, it is pure photography and music. Please share your thoughts in the comments section. (This video is no longer available for viewing.)
For the curious, the entire video was created using Proshow Producer in close collaboration with the choreographer Viktor Plotnikov. The video creation took about 150-200 hours in about two-week period just before the actual performance of Orchis on March 8-10, 2013.
Photography and video production: Copyright © 2013 A. Cemal Ekin; Music: Copyright © 2013 Sonya Belousova. All rights reserved, no use, sharing, or distribution outside this Web site is permitted.