If you can’t dance on stage, why not dance on film?
That simple thought struck choreographer Helen Pickett as she lounged in bed early one morning about a month after the pandemic had closed the venues where her work typically is shown.
“I don’t take things literally lying down. I don’t,” Pickett recalls thinking. “I have to find a way. I would like… to support and give back to my community. And I want to learn something new. So I thought about dance films.”
The result can be seen in the attached video.
“Hurly-Burly” is part of the “The Shakespeare Cycle Triptych,” created by Pickett in collaboration with Kansas City Ballet as part of “KC Performs,” a new show on Kansas City PBS. “KC Performs” provides a broadcast stage for performers whose live venues have been darkened by the pandemic.
Check out the video to see the results of a graceful transition, expressed in a series of graceful transitions.