Dance for Film

"Film has been a wonderful tool to experiment, communicate and share with. There are challenges  working with outdoor conditions and technology (they have moments of "humanness" too), but that makes it exciting and true to the moment."

Here compiled are Jazmyne's project involvements with dance for film, with a large section dedicated to her work with Augmented Organism, an ongoing transmedia work co-created with artistic partner Cy Gorman.

Augmented Organism Trailer : Augmented Organism is a project bringing together science, art and technology with world wisdom traditions, sounds and movements. Aug Org values connection with Land. Aug Org sees nature as an intelligent voice. Aug Org's purpose is to create globally relevant art by supporting the voice of our natural world & use technologies of today and tomorrow as tools to connect us back to the wisdom of Mother Earth. Aug Org's vision is to empower presence in our shared communities and deepen awareness within ourselves of possibilities for deeper communication.

MISTY MIRRORPart 1 of The Augmented Organism short film series. Produced in Finland at the Arteles Creative Center the AugOrg's contributors include Cy Gorman, Jazmyne Geis & cyborg artist Neil Harbisson.

Augmented Organism is a project bringing together science, art and technology with world wisdom traditions, sounds and movements. Aug Org values connection with Land. Aug Org sees nature as an intelligent voice. Aug Org's purpose is to create globally relevant art by supporting the voice of our natural world & use technologies of today and tomorrow as tools to connect us back to the wisdom of Mother Earth. Aug Org's vision is to empower presence in our shared communities and deepen awareness within ourselves of possibilities for deeper communication.

SKY DANCEPart 2 of The Augmented Organism short film series. Produced in Finland at the Arteles Creative Center the AugOrg's contributors include Cy Gorman, Jazmyne Geis & cyborg artist Neil Harbisson.

DARK LADYPart 3 of The Augmented Organism short film series. Produced in Finland at the Arteles Creative Center the AugOrg's contributors include Cy Gorman, Jazmyne Geis & cyborg artist Neil Harbisson.

NECROSISPart 4 of The Augmented Organism short film series. Produced in Finland at the Arteles Creative Center the AugOrg's contributors include Cy Gorman, Jazmyne Geis & cyborg artist Neil Harbisson.

SINGING TREESPart 5 of The Augmented Organism short film series. Produced in Finland at the Arteles Creative Center the AugOrg's contributors include Cy Gorman, Jazmyne Geis & cyborg artist Neil Harbisson.

EMPTYING THE NEST Directed/Written/Choreographed

This is a Dance for Film created over Jazmyne's time at Experimental Film Virginia. In a week they conceptualized ideas, storyboarded, pitched their projects, formulated crews, selected dancers and BAM!--two days to rehearse, shoot the film and complete an edited version of it for viewing the next day to the town community of Cape Charles.

"Emptying the Nest" was my first video playing with storytelling and dance. My inspirations were taken from my surrounding environment of Cape Charles-- this sleepy beach town that once was a vacation get-away for the wealthy. Living in Germany, and returning to the US for this project, I chose to reflect and critique the desire to have the  "American Dream". Walking past these big white-picketed houses (now damaged, decaying and rotting away), I thought about what it would have looked like in its glory days and played with the ideas of what actually happened inside those protective shiny windows and rose hedges. Was it a happy home? Did the inhabitants live two lives: a public place and a private side? Did they have the freedoms of "getting away from it all"? Is this a definition of the American Dream? Many more questions and inspirations came up, and so the camera rolling began. 

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Over _____ Under Producer/Dancer

Water is beautiful, water is calming. drip drip, ripple flow...over and out we go.

Direction, choreography and editing credits go to Amy Love Beasley.

Link to VIMEO video

FROM SPAM TO MUSUBI Directed/Written/Choreographed/Performed

This was an interdisciplinary performance for my dance thesis, using live performance, dance on film, and spoken word.