austin westbay

ENTELECHY...premiere and film festivals

Collaboration is key and one of my FAVORITE aspects of creating work. 

I'm thrilled that the short film I choreographed for Ariana Delawari, ENTELECHY, will be screening at three festivals this spring: cleveland international film festivalboston international film festival, and deep focus: women in film, a new festival in Ireland. 

ENTELECHY is a haunting experimental, docu-musical about global warming and changing the dream. A woman is guided by a dream therapist onto a shamanic journey through the inner and outer worlds of being. Within the dream state she works to shift her dream to a vision of love, and in doing so succeeds in shifting the universal dream as well.

With an original soundtrack by Delawari and Butchy Fuego, from their yet to be released album, the film features Ariana Delawari, Daniel Blinkoff, Bo Foxworth, Lita Albuquerque, Austin Westbay and Lila Danscecs with cinematography by Bérénice Eveno and editing by Mariana Blanco.  A big thank you to producer Nicole Disson for bringing me on board,

hysterica OG

ok...these beauties make me so happy. it may seem counter-intuitive but watching this madness makes me very calm. i knew my choreography was in such good hands with these fine folks (hunter hamilton, austin westbay, tara brook, andy acosta, lou becker, stephen hernandez and the remarkable nina mcneely) that i could try just about any crazy thing and it would be stunning on them.

ryan heffington and i created "crust" together for hysterica dance co. (the pieces in the link below were choreographed by me). he worked some incredible magic with the costumes and styling and was the ultimate collaborator.

i'll never regret the blood, sweat and drama that went into creating with hysterica...ultimate risk and ultimate fulfillment.

special thank you to baseck for the stellar track, eliot lee hazel for the remarkable images and edge performing arts center for years and years of free rehearsal space.

"crust" in performance @ Bootleg Theater

choreography-kitty mcnamee     design- ryan heffington     music- baseck

 

hysterica dance co. | photo: eliot lee hazel | styled by: ryan heffington | dancer: denna thomsen

hysterica dance co. | photo: eliot lee hazel | styled by: ryan heffington | dancer: denna thomsen

hysterica dance co. | photo: eliot lee hazel | styled by: ryan heffington | dancer: austin westbay

hysterica dance co. | photo: eliot lee hazel | styled by: ryan heffington | dancer: austin westbay

hysterica dance co. | photo: eliot lee  hazel | styled by: ryan heffington | dancers: denna thomsen and austin westbay

hysterica dance co. | photo: eliot lee  hazel | styled by: ryan heffington | dancers: denna thomsen and austin westbay

Angeline Woo...hysterica @ the series

ohhh...the series was a mad crush of creativity! thank you Nicole Disson and ACE Hotel for dreaming up this amazing evening. here is a collage of images from the night, captured by the amazing photographer Angeline Woo

ty wells + baden silva | photo: Angeline Woo

ty wells + baden silva | photo: Angeline Woo

ty wells + toi'ya leatherwood | photo: Angeline Woo

ty wells + toi'ya leatherwood | photo: Angeline Woo

hannah odgers | photo: Angeline Woo

hannah odgers | photo: Angeline Woo

jess steidler | photo: Angeline Woo

jess steidler | photo: Angeline Woo

sebastian mazur | photo: Angeline Woo

sebastian mazur | photo: Angeline Woo

nicole disson + austin westbay | photo: Angeline Woo

nicole disson + austin westbay | photo: Angeline Woo

ACE Hotel...the series - may 30th

hysterica dance co. will perform may 30

 upstairs @ the ACE Hotel as part of the series

"sylvia" in performance

"sylvia" in performance

Austin Westbay

Austin Westbay

Nicole Disson

Nicole Disson

entelechy

 

i'm very excited to have collaborated with ariana delawari on her beautiful film, "Entelechy". i'll keep you posted on upcoming festival and screening news. big thanks to my dancers, nicole disson, and our incredible DP berenice eveno

www.facebook.com/entelechyfilm

https://twitter.com/EntelechyFilm

ariana delawari - the ultimate collaborator

"Art is an investigation" - Twyla Tharp

"The creative process is a process of surrender, not control" - Julia Cameron

just wrapped production on ariana delawari's upcoming short entelechyariana led the way with grace, spirit and above all bravery. she gave us the freedom to discover real beauty in the moment. i'm so grateful to all of the dancers for their open hearts and unrelenting passion.

http://arianadelawari.com

 

our playground

our playground

the dancers

the dancers

nicole + kitty

nicole + kitty

ariana delawari

ariana delawari

austin westbay

austin westbay

sebastian mazur

sebastian mazur

ty wells

ty wells

kristina desjardins

kristina desjardins

paola gamache

paola gamache

naomi pacheco

annick chung

annick chung

baden silva

baden silva

jessica hiestand

jessica hiestand

lydia purves-ware

lydia purves-ware

hannah odgers

hannah odgers

talitha thurston

talitha thurston

jess steidler

jess steidler

featured clip of the week

"bouncy" performed live at Celebrate Dance at the Alex Theatre

gorgeous music composed by Bruno Louchouarn http://brunolouchouarn.com/Bruno_Louchouarn/home.html

Hysterica Dance Company - Celebrate Dance 2011

Choreography: Kitty McNamee | Original Score: Bruno Louchouarn | Producer: Jamie Nichols | Video Production: Tim Sutton | Lighting Design: Eileen Cooley

Dancers: tara brook, reshma gajjar, colleen craig, justine clark, kelli cubillos, andy acosta, marlon pelayo, logan schvyvnck, austin westbay, stephen hernandez and hunter hamilton. Understudy: jm rodriquez