So I met this guy Keith at Music Hack Day. After bumping into each other a couple times, he emailed me saying that he had seen some of my videos, and wanted to know if I wouldn't mind strapping one of these
to my head and dancing around a bit. So, this is what happened:
Choreography by Sarah Konner. April 2010.
Choreography by Melissa Beck-Matjias. Performers: Aidan Feldman and Francesca Nieves. Lighting design by Mary Cole. June 2010.
So this duet was actually set on me my freshman year, dancing with Lara Martin. Melissa re-set it on Fran and I this summer, right after I graduated. So cool to come full circle.
The Site of Circumscription, or Trapped in a Miniature Clawfooted Bathtub.
Robert Alexander's master's thesis, which I choreographed and performed in. May 1-2, 2009. From Rob:
Before you press play, grab a nice pair of headphones or speakers, and turn off the lights. This live performance explores the outer edges of the mind through paradox and circularity, embracing primal beauty in the depths of chaos. The experience unfolds through dance, projection, live music, and real time audio-visual processing. Do not watch If you are prone to seizures. (continued)
Update (7/22/10): See photos from the project here.
This is a trailer for Grain of Sand, a videodance piece I was part of this summer. We spent four days shooting in Kent, OH, and I got to hang out on a farm eating like a king and covering myself head to toe with mud with some of the coolest dancers I know. I'll post links to more footage/photos as they come.
Grain of Sand trailer. Choreographed by Alicia Díaz and Matthew Thornton. Trailer filmed by Alison Dobbins & Ben Craig. Music by Bill Sallak. 2009.
Update (7/23/10): See the April 10, 2010 performance of the piece here.
A duet I am in, being auditioned for the American College Dance Festival - Central region conference:
Choreography by Jessica Bonenfant in collaboration with the performers: Aidan Feldman & Austin Selden.
Composed by Nate May (Psoy Korolenko, improvised Russian poetry; Fritz McGirr, percussion improvisation; Nate May, celeste improvisation and Wurlitzer organ; Alex Trulove, trombone; Danny Fisher-Lochhead, alto saxophone; screams were recorded in Cape Town, South Africa, on the announcement of the results of the 2008 U.S. election.)
My senior solo.
Choreography, performance and video by Aidan Feldman. Music by Erik Satie. Lighting design by Mary Cole. 2008.
In Videodance class last semester, I was in a short video by Colin Rich called Patrick Warren. It ended up getting accepted to a number of film festivals as a short, and apparently crossed some threshold where the video (and I) could hypothetically be nominated for an Academy Award! Didn't happen – I'm sure they just misplaced our votes or something. Anyway, Colin did an amazing job, so I am glad it got so much recognition. Spring 2009.