As an artist, creator, writer, director, choreographer, partner dancer...
I am dedicated to nurturing creative exchange through innovation and creation.
I believe in the power of the arts to bridge the cultural divides of age, race, gender, religious background and sexual orientation, and sharing these gifts to heal the world.
The short film below, 2 OF US, was born in April 2020 at 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.
It won BEST CONCEPT AWARD in the Buddha International Film Festival 2020 and was also an official selection of both the First-Time Filmmaker Sessions 2021 and the Third Coast Dance Film Festival 2020.
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 Abdiel and I 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.
I hope these videos will INSPIRE, BRING JOY, SPREAD LOVE and put a smile on as many faces as possible.
You can follow me at: @kbendulny
And follow Abdiel and I on IG at: @Kristine_Abdiel