Early this year, excited by the beautiful empty space of the warehouse Ludwig will soon be moving into, Emma, Tim and Cass ventured out late one night to do a little filming with the Canon 5D Mark II. We drove our cars in to provide lighting and lit a row of little candles for atmosphere. It was all very dusty and raw but with the music from the Betty Blue soundtrack and some of Dan Kaplan’s haunting harmonica echoing around the space we were very inspired. Sensitively edited together, this little video gives you a taste of that evening.
Archive for April, 2010
Check out Ludwig at the Oasis Ball 2010.
The Oasis Project is an initiative of the Western Australian advertising and media industry. It raises funds to support the Salvation Army’s Crossroads West program.
This week Emma is teaching a professional ballet class for STRUT in studio 3 at the King St Arts Centre, Perth, from 9-10:30 on Tuesday 27th, Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th of April. Casual classes cost $9 for members and $12 for non- members. For more information visit the STRUT dance website at http://www.strutdance.org.au/classes/
The more the merrier.
In our last post we mentioned a group to look out for called The LXD. Well, they truly are extraordinary! To get a taste for just how extraordinary, you can see any number of videos on YouTube or simply visit their website http://www.thelxd.com/
“Moments” is a trailer for an epic online dance adventure directed by Jon M Chu (director of Step Up 2: The Streets) and produced by Paramount Digital Entertainment. It is also worth checking out their performances on SYTYCD and at the Oscars.
Ludwig are big fans of the magazine WIRED (UK edition). Such big fans that a yearly subscription was not a luxury but a budget essential.
The latest May issue has many interesting articles for those invested in the future of dance in the digital age. “Dance Goes Transmedia” is a look at the group The LXD who are finding new and brilliant ways of engaging and interacting with their audience via the internet. “How Cheryl Cole Went Virtual” looks at putting 3D virtual performers on stage with live artists. Under “The Creative Crowd’s Greatest Hits” you can read about the most innovative ways to get your arts project funded through crowd/fan-based online funding.
We at Ludwig gobble up this magazine cover to cover. A must! www.wired.co.uk
Did you know that Emma, Cass and Tim were Master Chefs in their own right? Although banned from cooking couscous at home, Emma’s famous Moroccan Couscous Salad has even been published in The Low GI Diet Cookbook. To see more of their recipes visit www.moneysavingmeals.com.au
It is a beautiful camera, the Sony EX1R and it is with trembling, excited hands that Ludwig are taking it on its first dance filming experiences. Watch this space as very soon its wonderful footage will be gracing the video page on Ludwig’s site…
Ludwig has been engaged recently to choreograph contemporary solos for five students at Perth’s Dynamic Performing Arts dance school.
Veterans of the NSW Eisteddfods, Tim and Emma remember them with great fondness. Eisteddfods are a wonderful way for young dancers to learn more about their art form, gain performance experience, push and perfect their technique and skill and get exposure to other talented dancers.
It is wonderful to have the opportunity to open a few young dancers’ minds to new ways of moving and expressing themselves.
Ludwig are keen to watch the progress and development of these dancers as they work on the material given them and make the choreography their own.
Tim is creating a new choreography to Baz Luhrmann’s “The Sunscreen Song”. Ludwig are having a twisted time in the studio playing around with extreme and quirky movements. You can see some more images of “The Sunscreen Song” in our gallery.
Click the link or visit our videos page to see Ludwig behind the scenes on SYTYCD