The Making of 24
For my 24th birthday, I decided to have a big blowout pool party at my house in Rancho Cucamonga. I had a party the previous year for my 23rd birthday, but this time I wanted to surprise people and dance for them. It's been 5 years since I last did any type of performance and being on that stage again was truly electric and overwhelming!
* Original choreography mixed in with inspiration from some of my dancing idols: Beyonce, Britney, Gaga and Michael. This is dance is also an homage and thank you note to those powerhouse artists that helped hone my dancing abilities even more.
*Thank you to music from:
Calvin Harris - Burnin
AronChupa - I'm an Albatroaz
Sam Sparrow - Black & Gold
Lady Gaga - Gypsy
*Original editing and graphics by Ian Artistry, with thanks to various YouTube channels whose animation video helped with minor points in the projection dance.
The concept and idea of this dance actually started 2 years ago. I've seen so many unique and highly artistic projection dances on youtube, I really wanted to do it , but didn't know how to create the screen or even find a venue that would host such a large project.
I also haven't performed in 5 years. I went to a private school in Canada for 3 years and my last dance performance there was the in the summer of 2010.
The screen is actual a 5 piece 4x8 ft white foam core board that is strapped to wood and harnessed against the fence above my pool. The projection and editing was done on Final cut pro.
Choreograph started in January, editing began in May, and set up/rehearsals started in August.
Britney, Gaga, Beyonce and Michael were all huge inspirations in the creation of the dance/projection.