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Happy National Dance Day!

Here at Dd we have been anticipating this event–recognizing the importance and influence of our art form in and on the culture of our country–with a Video Countdown and the celebration continues with a dance film nomination from our readership.

View this collaborative dance project, RIPENING, caught in a film teaser.


Ripening Teaser-The House from Vanessa Walters on Vimeo.

Director/Choreographer – Vanessa Walters
Cinematographer/Co-director – Brian Gonzalez/Taxiplasm
Sound – Peter Salett
Costumes – Karen Young
Producer – Cynthia Fieldus Salett
Dancers – Lynn Barr, Janna Diamond, Jennifer Sydor, Vanessa Walters

We look forward to continuing the conversation about dance on film and the evolution of dance alongside technology, so please keep sending your comments and favorite dance videos our way!

Written by Candice Thompson

After more than a decade in Brooklyn, Candice Thompson is now an Atlanta-based artist and writer. Prior to dancing with the Milwaukee Ballet Company and ad hoc Ballet, she trained with Kee Juan Han at the School of Ballet Arizona and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She founded LOLAstretch Dancewear in 2000 and has designed costumes for a variety of theater and dance companies across the country. She recently received a masters degree in Literary Nonfiction from Columbia University’s Creative Writing Program and more of her dance writing can be found in the pages of Dance Magazine, Pointe, and Dance Teacher.