“No matter your gender, nationality or age, we can communicate and share a common thread through dance.”
Red is Dancing and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater are pleased to announce «Rue Montorgueil», a joyful short film that sprang to life on a bustling Parisian street when Ailey company members performed with local dancers – people of different backgrounds, talents and nationalities joined together through the universal language of dance.
Debuted on Nowness on October 24, a global video channel screening the best in culture,Rue Montorgueil launched a year-long, web- based video series highlighting dancers from different parts of the Ailey organization in collaboration with RED IS DANCING and its French choreographer and director Redha Medjellekh.
In line with Alvin Ailey’s belief that “dance came from the people and should always be delivered back to the people,” the goal is to showcase dance that works in a digital medium and makes dance accessible to everyone, everywhere at any moment.
Medjellekh, who conceived the project, said “I wanted to illustrate that no matter what your gender, nationality or age, we can communicate and share a common thread through dance – it’s a universal language. Recorded on Paris’ Rue Montorgueil in a one-shot take, we sought to create a chain reaction from person to person on one of Paris’ busiest and most well-known streets, so the viewer feels a part of the frenetic energy.”
The series will speak to people through dance with varied creative content, resulting in conversations and bringing attention to the artistry of extraordinary dancers.
In this first video, Ailey company members Solomon Dumas, Jacquelin Harris,Ashley Mayeux, Michael Francis McBride, Samuel Lee Roberts and Constance Stamatiou are joined by NoScript Krumper,B-Boy Reemcat, the well-known Nathalie Fauquette and Claudette Walker, an actress and a longtime admirer of Alvin Ailey’s work.
1.5M views !! our chain reaction of dance between Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and French dancers in Paris !No matter your gender, nationality or age, we can communicate and share a common thread through dance.Our first video in a series of dance shorts with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater !Merci to the amazing dancers Solomon Dumas, Jacquelin Harris, Ashley Mayeux, Michael Francis McBride, Samuel Lee Roberts and Constance Stamatiou Lopez joined by Tony Noscript, B-Boy Reemcat Karim Naar, Nathalie Fauquette, and Claudette Walker, a seasoned amateur and longtime Ailey admirer !Musique: Hanto BeatmakerSound Design: la team TheStormzThanks to Team RED IS DANCING: Foksy Fox, Laure Guioth, Marty MacFly and Yohann Yoh.
Posted by RED IS DANCING on Wednesday, November 8, 2017