As I Sit
As I Sit is a dance film by Erin Reynolds Performance. Originally performed at the California State University, Long Beach's University Art Museum, As I Sit drew comment for is use of space, movement and props to distort what we see as human.
The video you see is an edited film version.
***Choreography, Direction, Sound Design, and Production: Erin Reynolds
Cinematography: Gregory R.R. Crosby
Performances: Julia Gonzalez, Kaia Makihara, and Alexandra Rix
It's Not Just a Glove
It's Not Just a Glove is a film by Erin Reynolds Performances in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Facing white supremacy, devastating explosions, COVID-19, hurricanes, and raging fires is bleak and often emptying as individuals begin to recognize the truth of the future of the world. It's Not Just a Glove uses parody to comment on the problematic methods of white washed historical documentaries through the lens of the pandemic allowing for a dark look at living in the United States in 2020.
***Direction, Choreography, Writing, Sound Design, and Production: Erin Reynolds
Performances: Erin and Greg Reynolds
Voice Overs: Queala Clancy, Issa Hourani, Erin Reynolds, and Greg Reynolds
Music: Yoko Kanno and Seatbelts
Aporia is a site specific modern dance quintet by E&C performed at ArtStreet Sacramento - a multi-disciplined arts project offered for free to the public that drew over 20,000 viewers put together by M5Arts. Originally performed in Santa Cruz, California, Aporia drew comment for its strong portrayal of dichotomy, distinct movement style, and open yet guiding narrative. As a part of ArtStreet, E&C then collaborated with the curators and other artists selected for the show to further develop the piece in new, dynamic ways.
The video you see is a summarized compilation of Aporia's performance at Art Street.
***All choreography by Erin Reynolds and Collette Kollewe (E&C) and all video by Lea Salonon. Performed by Collette Kollewe, Callie Daniel, Laurel Stephenson Haskins, Julia Daniel and Erin Reynolds.
F*** Hail: Version 1
A retrospective by Erin of a 3 week, 115 mile journey hiking and performing dance improvisations on the Pacific Crest Trail. F*** Hail is a look at the unrefined natural beauty, inevitable self discovery, and life threatening reality of backpacking through the high sierra mountains. When a storm hits and you are at the top of a mountain pass with nowhere to hide how do you react, at what point do your instincts kick in, and how does the emotional relationship to your experiences and memories fluctuate?
*All video was taken by and of Erin Reynolds and all sound was mixed by Erin Reynolds. All movement is improvised and all video was edited by Erin Reynolds.
stacks is about pattern. It is about repetition, arrangement, and orientation. Where do you see pattern in the world and how do you relate to it? Do you find it in the repetition of your daily life? In the seasons and the days? In the ways in which you brush your teeth or tuck yourself into bed every night? Pattern surrounds us. We use it to get through difficult times. We use it to help us understand why one thing works while another does not. We even use it to keep our hearts pumping and brains functioning. And yet, when something disrupts that pattern, what do we do? How do we react…and why?
*Choreography and performance by Erin Reynolds and Collette Kollewe (E&C), video by Robert Lowman
**Please note that there was no way to video the entire piece straight on due to the size of the performance venue. The video therefore tracks the dancers to the best of its ability within the venues constraints.
Video Exploration is an edited compilation of dance improvisations by Erin Reynolds in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and France. It is the product of the first time Erin experimented editing dance video and is an exploration of choreographing dance through the lens of video editing.
*All video was performed by Erin Reynolds and taken by Sean Price
*Sound edited by Erin Reynolds
*All movement is improvised