Knock Knock | Lou Moulder
Lou Moulder, Artistic Director of Rebelle Ballet and owner of Rebelle Movement, was interested in using digital manipulation of movement, time, and space to allow for social distancing, but she wanted to trick the viewer into thinking all of the dancers were in the same space. Drawing inspiration from Monty Python and Terry Gilliam’s animations, she decided to dive right in and allow mistakes to be made; keeping in mind this is the second dance video she’s completed by herself. “Happy accidents” made by the dancers in the studio are often a source of inspiration when creating her final pieces. Lou found the creation for this piece to be no different. Ok, maybe a little different. One homemade green screen made out of 12 plastic tablecloths, 7 dancers (5 filmed solo and 1 duet), 6 video tracks compiled of 7 movement sections for each dancer, film editing software on an outdated laptop and TONS of internet “how do I” searches later, and Lou created canons, unisons, and playful partner work that is reminiscent of a staged performance. Opportunity led to creativity led to adversity led to inspiration. Knock. Knock. Who’s there?
About the Artist:
Lou Moulder began dancing at the age of 3. Originally from Dallas, Texas, she began teaching Adult Ballet in Eugene in the summer of 2008. In 2013, she graduated Magna Cum Laude and received a Bachelor of Arts in Dance at the University of Oregon. She is also a Certified Group Fitness Instructor (ACE) and finishing a Functional Movement Specialist certification (ACE). In addition to her Adult Ballet Program that she has maintained since 2008, she previously taught at a local barre studio for 6 years. Since early 2018, she has started seeing clients privately for Functional Movement Training. She combines her knowledge of dance and Pilates with her keen understanding of the body to create personalized movement phrases to increase fluidity, strength, and flexibility in the body. She is currently seeing clients for Functional Movement & Dance classes in group and personal sessions.
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