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Dance Speak

by Jason

How do you write this on paper?

We had our first rehearsal yesterday and I have to admit I was anxious. I’m relying on my two choreographers to come up with something that reflects the mood of the story, the intention of the characters and the arc of each scene.  In the script, I have left the description of the dances up to the choreographers to interpret, but yesterday I found out that I was not specific enough with my writing. How specific must one be when describing dance in a script? A sashay here and a grand jete over there might feel contrived if it is misplaced. The characters in this film have minimal dialogue so am I being too bold by relying on my choreographers to give them voices? No, I don’t think so. Continue reading

Mr. Hyphen 2010!

by Masashi

I wanted to give a quick shout out to 2010’s Mr. Hyphen, Kyle Chu. Kyle is a former CAAM intern and overall amazing young man. He’s an avant garde musician, talented artist, aspiring filmmaker, employee at a taco shack, kick ass student and most likely a future leader in the LGBTQI community. I bring him up not only to promote his work, but because I saw him earlier today and started to think about my life. I realized that he totally reminds me of myself… when I was his age. I too was once loud and outspoken and quirky and really didn’t care how I was perceived by the world around me (watching Kyle sashay  through the CAAM office is ah-mazing!).

Kyle on the table and Masashi on the left with "sleepy" hands

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