Wander Talks: Episode 1 – Tampa Tableaux
The first episode of KTB Presents: Wander Talks with Rachel Jimenez. Rachel sits down with those behind the scenes of Tampa Tableaux.
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Tampa Tableaux is a film project developed by Jenne-Elise Galluzzi, a recent graduate from the University of South Florida. This experimental concept takes dancers and other artists out of the studio that most confine the art to live in, and places it in different locations within the Tampa Bay area. The purpose of this is to plant dance in parts of the city that would not typically get to see such development, and expose surrounding bystanders to the art of dance and it’s creative process.
Unlike going to recitals and other shows, the surrounding “audience” gets to watch what most theater audiences don’t get to see, the behind-the-scenes of it all. It exposes the choreographic process, the music’s influence, the collaboration between dancers, and each trial-and-error run through. Dance pieces are not created and perfected in one simple moment. It takes time, and it takes work, just like any other profession.
The arts, in general, are something that can lose their effect if not witnessed and experienced by the world around it. As artists, we create for ourselves as well as for others. Tampa Tableaux’s main focus is to raise awareness of the arts by implementing them into Tampa hot-spots and merging the city with its creative network of urban artists. If someone has never seen live dance in Ybor City, they will now whether they like it or not. Also, filming creates the opportunity for the live work to be viewed at any time afterwards.
As Jenne has said before, “I want to make dance cool.” And I believe, with this up and coming film project, it’s on its way to being seen in a brighter light.
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