Out There: A Dance Video by Victoria Finlayson
About the Video
When The Dance Hub had to shut down in March and Victoria Finlayson began to teach her class virtually on Zoom, she looked for a means to continue the creative work she had been doing with her students. The result is this stunning dance video, or as Merce Cunningham called it, “dance for the camera,” created in collaboration with students from her Virtual Intermediate Cunningham class: Hannah Ruth Brothers, Kara Le, Susan Shaberman, and Eloise Uranga. The original sound score is by Simon Blondell.
The Dance Hub is a non-profit program of American Dance and Music, Inc., a California 501(c)(3) public benefit company. Donations are tax-deductible and much appreciated!
Out There: The Interview:
Carrie Diamond, director of The Dance Hub, interviews Victoria Finlayson about how she created her video.
Out There: The Dance Video
This project was partially funded by the Organizational Development Grants Program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara as administered by Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture.
I love the physical studio itself, with the fabulous floor and wide open space that just begs to be danced in, but even more I love the community that has been created for us. There is no judgement or competition between students, and Carrie really meets us where we are in terms of technical ability and what we can handle while still pushing us to improve and challenging us to be the best dancers we can be.
— Carrie Stein Hill , The Dance Hub Student and Instructor , Santa Barbara , CA