Fail-Safe was originally meant to be a live performance at the Glitterbox Theater in Pittsburgh, PA.
Olivia Nellis and I got accepted into the showcase, and we were gearing up to create a new duet, "trap-line."
Once the pandemic hit the states, Fail-Safe went virtual, and because Olivia and I didn't live together, we decided to create a dance film with our original choreographic concept, rather than perform a live piece. We got together in the woods, put up our set piece, and re-imagined our work to video format.
The virtual showcase was in July, 2020. Catch our vague teaser trailer below:
The complete video is off-line and occasionally being submitted around to dance film festivals.
Videographer: Wyatt Jackson
Video Editor and Soundscape Composer: Molly Huey
Dancers: Molly Huey & Olivia Nellis
Composed by Molly Huey. quote by Voltaire, read by Wyatt Jackson. Using sounds from freesound.org:
“Spooky Atmosphere.aif” by timgormly of freesound.org
“TV Static SFX” by Abacagi of freesound.org
“Birds in Spring (Scotland)” by BurghRecords of freesound.org
“Old_broken_portable_cassette_recorder.wav” by UncleSigmund of freesound.org