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Descriptions of Video pieces. Each links to an embedded player page.

 

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Videos by Mike Strong

 

National Tap Dance Day

The McFaddens
National Tap Dance Day 2014 at the Uptown Arts Bar with tap jam by Billie Mahoney
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The Ballet Lesson

Changements
A few "changements" ("SHANZ mah") with producer and host (wearing a pink tutu).
In a changement you leap into the air exchanging front and back feet positions.
See what happened when the Fox-4 morning team came to City in Motion for a ballet lesson.
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Boogie Ball fundraiser 14 Feb 2014


This was a fundraiser for the KCMO school kid's ballroom dance program, Culture Through Ballroom Dance
held in the TWA hanger museum at KCMO's downtown airport with the Abel Ramirez Big Band.
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Billie Mahoney talks about Luigi - for Dancers Over 40 NYC

Billie with Dance On Setup
Billie Mahoney in the Kansas City Ballet board room where we shoot "Dance On." I set up the "studio," shoot and edit.

This was prepared for a celebration by Dancers Over 40 in New York City honoring Luigi
(Eugene Louis Faciutto), one of jazz dance's pioneers. Billie was unable to attend in person
this time (we had gone to DO40 events before) so we prepared this video dedication.
Billie Mahoney was one of his first assistants and is a dance notator (in Labanotation).
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Ballet Ball tour of new home of KC Ballet

Soundz of Africa
Kansas City Baller dancers leap crossed over in a studio at Bolender Center

This was commissioned for the 2012 Ballet Ball fundraiser. It is a tour of the newly opened Bolender Center, the home of the Kansas City Ballet.
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Traditional Music Society and Soundz of Africa

Soundz of Africa
Trina in West African dance at St. Mark's Lutheran at 38th and Troost
In this case I want you to listen to the music as the video cuts or crossfades. Basically I edit dance on the music,
not motion.
So if you are dancing you should be able to dance all the way through without feeling "hit" by the mix.
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Amoré Dance Grand Opening

At new Overland Park location
JoAnne Fluke in wheelchair, joining in at Amore's 118th and Quivira location during studio dance party
JoAnne Fluke in wheelchair, joining in at Amore's 118th and Quivira location during studio dance party
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Loose Park, Swing Bomb - May 17, 2003

Soundz of Africa
Loose Park (above)
Some of the swing dancers wanted to pull a Swing Bomb in Loose Park as a promotional device.
They did several swing bombs around town that year.
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Desire - by Gary Abbott

Brittany Duskin leaps over and behind DeeAnna Hiett and Gavin Stewart in Desire by Gary Abbott
Brittany Duskin leaps over and behind DeeAnna Hiett and Gavin Stewart
Another example of editing on the music. 6:17
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Heart Thieves - 10-second promo


Kevin Tate and Maleek Washington carry Caroline Fogg in "Heart Thieves" by Robert Moses for Wylliams Henry Dance Co.
Short video for social media promotion from New Dance Partners at JCCC.
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Dance On with Billie Mahoney - Sampler

Dance On Sampler with Billie Mahoney
This is a set of short extracts from the 2011-2015 dates of the program aired on Time Warner.
Billie Mahoney originally started her show in 1981 in New York City,
recording more than 300 shows there which were broadcast on cable.
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Gurukul's "Cosmic Forces" - by Samarpita Bajpai


Gurukul is the name for Samarpita Bajpai's school of Indian classical dance and for her performing troupe.
Samarpita is shown here in front at left in a performance shot from the show. She is also choreographer,
producer, director and one of the dancers. In this 18-minute sampler, extracted from the 1 hour and 25 minutes full run
show titled "Cosmic Forces" she mixes a traditional painting dance with her own contemporary classical choreography.

 

Bellydance Coalition promo visit to Channel 5

Nicole and Belly Dance Coalition
Nicole English at Cafe Cedar for Bellydance Coalition series - click on picture for embedded-video page
When Nicole English put on a series of bellydance shows at Cafe Cedar she contacted Cathy Hanis to help
with the publicity and as a result had this short bit at KCTV-5 in Fairway.

 

Bellydance Coalition Raqsi short No 1

Raqsi No 1 Cafe Cedar
Members of Duende Troupe - Click on picture for embedded-video page
First of four belly dance coalition events by Nikoria dancers (Nicole English) and Cafe Cedar in
Parkville, MO (Jehad Saleh) Sunday afternoon 24 January 2010 (just north of Kansas City)

 

Dance Anywhere

Dance Anywhere
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This group of dancers in Kansas City joined in with the still small but growing day of Dance Anywhere

 

Dave Stephens Jazz Circus at Screenland Armour

Nicole Stephens in the Jazz Circus

Dave Stephens at the Screenland Armour theater on July 3, 2010 in North Kansas City, Missouri

 

 

Don Lipovac - 1935-2014


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A short, ten-minute remembrance of Don Lipovac

 

A Tudor Introduction

59-minute Documentary on the ballets, life and influence of Antony Tudor
Done for the Tudor Foundation

Antony Tudor

 

On Cyprus Avenue

7-minutes extracted from 2 hour show

Respect with Brittany Duskin and Erik Sobbe in studio rehearsal with Bill Shapiro (Cyprus Avenue) sitting on the stool for the narration
Brittany Duskin and Erik Sobbe in studio rehearsal with Bill Shapiro (Cyprus Avenue) sitting on the stool for the narration

 

Festival on the Vine
Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey

Short extract from three days of performances

For the Love of ... by Cleo Robinson
For the Love of ... by Cleo Robinson

 

Keeping It Together, really together, consistent and natural
3 short examples showing training and performance

Three sets of performance extracts showing

Ailey Trio's Demetia Hopkins
Demetia Hopkins, an Ailey Trio dancer

 


Editing Video and Setting Up

I've Used Sony's Vegas Pro since 1999, long before Sony purchased it. I allows me to edit using tracks from multiple cameras at the same time, all showing
within the same preview window. See the two examples below.


Above is a screen capture while I was editing "Tom Sawyer" - (Premier Fall 2011) - a ballet by William Whitener,
at that time the artistic director of the Kansas City Ballet. This is using 9 cameras and editing between them.

Below is a more typical 3-camera setup.


In this more typical example you can see the output from all three cameras used.
This is from Kansas City Friends of Alvin AIley's Festival on the Vine. The company is Dallas Black Dance.

The camera tracks are synched up on the timeline then the three video tracks (one track for each camera)
are joined into a single multi-camera track for editing using multi-camera mode. Pressing the frame number button
on the keyboard flips the outline to that camera which is the one then selected in the edit.
This creates cuts. To have fades between scenes you need to add those to the edit later.

Here is a setup in Bolender Center for Billie Mahoney's Dance On

Mike Strong
Me (Mike Strong) checking a camera during setup for the program