The STATE OF THE ARTS productions seek to inspire new perspectives, encourage a shared sense of humanity, and to inform creatively about the world we live in through innovative, interdisciplinary works of art.
Our first project, D A N C E L I V E, was conceived in 2020 during the devastating Coronavirus pandemic as a platform to livestream dance projects online, and unveil the creative process, from conception to performance, while highlighting some of the most influential performing artists in New York City.
The project seeks to fully expose the dance world and its creators through classes, rehearsals, and live interviews in the hopes of fostering a deeper connection between audiences, the art form, and the artists.
D A N C E L I V E's debut took place in November 2020 through a short documentary film called 'New York Alive', produced in collaboration with renowned filmmaker Steven Sebring. It was released on Veeps, and featured a new Pas de Deux by Joshua Beamish, music by Peter Sparacino, costumes by Norma Kamala and danced by American Ballet Theater Principal's Herman Cornejo and Skylar Brandt, and a new solo created by Cornejo to Gershwin's iconic 'Rhapsody in Blue' with music performed by the internationally- acclaimed Argentinian pianist Horacio Lavandera.
The project was filmed using the revolutionary 360° capture that distinguishes much of Steven's work and incorporated cutting-edge cinematic technology that created an immersive “augmented reality” experience.
Within the framework of D A N C E L I V E, we ambition to continue our work with Steven, as well as to launch new works with different artists in diverse fields of the arts and technology on a collaborative basis.
Special Thanks to our supporters.
Madeline Eckett Oden
American Ballet Theatre