In the midst of the CoVid 19 pandemic, I pray that everyone is still staying safe.
As an artist, creator, writer, director, choreographer, partner dancer... I had questioned my purpose and had hoped creativity would continue to come through during such a tumultuous year.
2 OF US was born back in April during the height of the pandemic, when my dance partner Abdiel Jacobsen and I wanted to find a way to create a way to dance "together" but were stuck on opposite coasts due to CoVid.
This short film was an official selection of the Third Coast Dance Film Festival and the Buddha International Film Festival, and it won BEST CONCEPT AWARD in the Buddha International Film Festival.
LULLABY WALTZ was made in response to us being asked to contribute a piece to Manhattan Chamber Music, run by Lucie Gelinas whom we met in 2019 when we performed at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium. The website celebrates classical composers and we were a part of Johannes Brahms' online birthday celebration on May 7th, 2020.
We hope these videos will INSPIRE, BRING JOY, SPREAD LOVE and put a smile on as many faces as possible during this time.
Enjoy and please stay safe and heathy and trust that we will get through this together.
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AND/OR follow me at: @kbendulny
Photo Credit Lee Cherry