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Dance Short Films
The Pop-up Project
A film highlighting the history and culture of MLK BLVD in Chattanooga, TN. Created and Produced by The Pop-up Project Directors: Jules Downum and Mattie Waters Director of Photography: Tim Cofield “Move On Up” Produced by Summer Dregs Lead Vocals - Nikki Ellis Background Vocals - Paul Smallman Drums- Joshua Caleb Green Guitar- Johnny Cate Lead Choreographer: Jenison Owens Principal Dancers: Aaron Allen, Nia Sanders, Jenison Owens, Damien Chaney, Isaiah Russell, Crystal Newson Student Performers: 2019 Ballet Tennessee Summer Intensive Student Ensemble: Angie McArdle, Sadie Buhrman, Lovest Hogstrom, Delaney Kieu, Addison McMullin, Skylan Sapere, Mesha Dockery, Kelsea Holland, Kathryn Grace Kyle, Madeline Claire Stefaniuk, Eric Sumner, Ta’sean Honeysucker 2019 Ballet Tennessee’s Dance Alive Original Spoken Word: Arche Twitty Editor: Jerigray Eduave Sound Engineer: Levi Carter Collaborators: Ballet Tennessee Bessie Smith Cultural Center Thank you to the following... Elijah Cameron Paula Wilkes Virgil McGee Adam Newport Michele Dockery Susan Holland Caroline Giles Wendy Morgan Maddi Lane April Sumner Ann Cater Callie Sprague Kreneshia Whiteside Roger and Julie Brown James and Rhonda Catanzaro Catherine Townsend Kim Tilly Brenda Easton Paul and Emily Campbell Mia and David Littlejohn Ellyn Brooks Corey Evatt Darin Wright Teal Thibaud Madeline Phillips Monica Ellis Live and Let Live Barbershop Special thanks to our sponsors… Community Foundation Footprints Foundation Collective Clothing Chattanooga Theatre Centre
A story about a refugee's journey to resettlement in Chattanooga, TN Directed and Produced by The Pop-up Project Cinematography/Editing: Tim Cofield Original Music by Summer Dregs Choreography: Jerigray Eduave Ensemble/Co-choreographers: Ryan Roberts, Kenny Keawekane, Isaiah Russell, Jules Downum, and Mattie Waters Makeup: Apryl Hughes Wardrobe: Terrance Wright Production Assistant: Emma Pannkuk Gaffer: Eric Hayes Locations: Chattanooga Airport and Sculpture Fields BIG thank you to our sponsors, Lyndhurst Foundation, and to our partner Bridge Refugee Services.
Anchors - The Pop-up Project and Ballet Tennessee at the Sculpture Fields.
The Pop-up Project partnered with Ballet Tennessee to produce "Anchors," a dance film honoring the fallen five. This piece was captured at the Sculpture Fields in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Watch. Share. Donate. https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=15728 Credits: Artistic Directors: Jules Downum and Mattie Waters Director of Photography & Editing : Tim Cofield Choreography: Jules Downum, Mattie Waters, Emma Pannkuk and Maddi Lane Music by: Tim Cofield Principle Dancers: (In order of Appearance) Fred Davis Emma Pannkuk Hannah Locke Jeryigray Eduave Jenison Owens Maddi Lance Chloe Russell Featured Dancers: (In Order of Appearance) Kelsea Bree Holland Elise Giles and Trinity Stone Mesha Dockey Ta'sean Honeysucker Student Performers: 2018 Ballet Tennessee's Dance Alive/Dance Elite Students 2018 Ballet Tennessee Summer Intensive Programs Collaborators: Ballet Tennessee - Anna Baker-Vancura, Co-Founder/Executive/Artistic Directory - Brittany J. Mills, Programs Administrator fo Dance Alive/Dance Elite Sculpture Fields Elea Blake Sponsors: Chattanooga Theatre Centre Janyne and Bryan Preston ArtsBuild City of Chattanooga
"This Machine" Watch. Share. Donate. https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=15728 This dance film highlights the fabric industry that once existed in Chattanooga, TN and the repetitive nature of working in factory. This was filmed at an abandoned warehouse in Chattanooga. Credits: Created by: The Pop-up Project founders and artistic directors Jules Downum and Mattie Waters Music by Summer Dregs Director of Photography and Editing by Tim Cofield Installation by Maggie Pate Hair and Make up by Apryl Kelli Hughes Wardrobe by The Pop-up Project Dancers and Choreographers: Jules Downum, Mattie Waters, Maddi Lane, Kimberly Larkspur- Dancer, Yvonne Michelle, Brenna Crowley, Amber Rose, Aubre Hill, Kendra Katz, Jenna Shear "Bellhop" by Jeremy Wilkins Thank you to our sponsors.. Bryan and Janyne Preston Chattanooga Theatre Centre
She's like the Swallow
“She’s Like The Swallow” A film honoring Appalachia and the bond between women. Concept created by The Pop-up Project’s founders and artistic directors, Jules Downum and Mattie Waters. The writer of the folk song is unknown. It is performed by Leigh Nash and Jessica Nunn. Dancers and choreographers are Jules Downum, Mattie Waters & Maddi Lane. Cinematographer, editor and sound engineer is Tim Cofield. Second camera is Levi Carter. Hair and makeup by Apryl Hughes. Wardrobe by Kelsey Porter. Big thanks to our sponsors Bryan and Janyne Preston and the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. If you enjoyed this film or any of our past work, please consider donating to the organization. We provide our community access to the performing arts and opportunity for our city’s artists. We do so by creating multifaceted, dance based performances that connect with, expand and enrich our community. https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=15728
On February 19,1960 a group of Howard High School students began a series of sit-in demonstration at the segregated lunch counters in downtown Chattanooga. Over the course of the protests the students were arrested, confronted by violent counter protestors, sprayed with fire hydrants, and denounced by many local leaders as hoodlums and trouble makers. However, despite these hurdles, by August of 1960 the students had succeeded in opening the stools of our city’s lunch counters to people of all races. (For more information on the protests check out this documentary: https://archive.org/details/WTCIHowardConverted) This video is our way of honoring the actions and courage of the sit-in participants and the ideals of equality, diversity, and inclusivity for our city. The artists involved in this collaboration are: Arche Twitty, Commix Dance Crew, Tim Cofield, and Pop-up directors Mattie Waters and Jules Downum. We also could not have done it without our production assistants: Adam Newport, Levi Carter, Jennifer Blemons, Apryl Hughes, Jeremy Wilkins; the roughly 20 amazing extras who showed up EARLY on a Sunday morning; and all the generous people who supported this project during our funding campaign. Thank you
Chattanooga was a rail town from before the start- The city was founded in 1837- a year after Ross’ Landing was named as the Western Atlantic Rail’s northern terminal. By 1857 Chattanooga had become a rail hub in the South and it’s first passenger station was built in 1858. The song, “The Chattanooga Choo Choo” was written in 1941 and originally recorded by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra. It was the first record to go gold for RCA. The rail system was especially important during WWII when as much as 90% of America’s traffic and much of it’s freight went by train. We hope you enjoy this site specific performance honoring our city’s rail history. Filmed at the Tennessee Valley Rail Museum. Music by Lon Eldridge (present in the video) and Jeff Joyner. Cinematography by David Elijah Piersaul . Editing by Tim Cofield. Choreography by Mattie Waters and Jules Downum. Dancers- Lacy Maselle , Jules Downum, and Mattie Waters.
Here is the first pop-up in a series we've been planning for months! Throughout 2017 we'll be popping up in beautiful and historically significant places all around Chattanooga and creating site-specific, multimedia performances. This one is an introduction to the series and an invitation to follow us on this journey as we explore and collaborate with our city. Point Park was chosen because it offers a stunning view of Chattanooga and is a nod to the Lookout Mountain families whose donations financed the city's revitalization. Direct by Jules Downum Film and Editing; Tim Cofield Choreography and Lead Dancers: Jules Downum, Mattie Waters and Lacy Jo. Chorus Dancers: Elizabeth Solomon, Madeline Phillips, Michele Pesce, Hope Wineman, NatalieVermillion & Tracy Henderson