Direction:   Janis Brenner and Marisela La Grave
Choreographer:   Janis Brenner
Cinematography:   Marisela La Grave
Music:   From David Lang: Child
Time:   10 minutes

Lake is an adaptation of choreography originally created for the stage, but always conceived in an outdoor setting.  In this production, an outdoor setting moves indoors.  A woman and a man by the side of a lake, having been caught in the rain, seem caught at a still-point in their relationship as well.  While he sleeps by the water, she dances out her inner landscape.  Her movement is at once elegiac, sensual, and discomforting.  The camera helps create the visual and emotional scenario, conceived from the outset as a "filmic" short story.

Janis Brenner Biography:

Janis Brenner is an award-winning dancer/choreographer/singer/teacher and is Artistic Director of Janis Brenner & Dancers in NYC. She has toured in 30 countries and is recognized as a "singular performer" with a multifaceted artistic range. Honors include a '97 NY Dance and Performance Award ("Bessie") for her performance in Meredith Monk's work, a '96 Lester Horton Award for Choreography in LA, a '93 Leach Fellowship for Outstanding Achievement, a '86 NY Dance on Camera Festival Award and is a 2002 NY Foundation for the Arts Fellow.

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Marisela La Grave Biography:

Marisela La Grave is an inter-media artist whose work is based in photography, video, film and live performance. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Magnetic Laboratorium. Her film and photographic work has been published, screened and collected internationally.