Video of the Month: Illuminating Emotion

Congratulations to Nikhita Winkler, the latest Editors’ Choice winner for Dance Teacher’s Video of the Month!

A third-year dance and neuroscience major at Skidmore College, Winkler created “Letting Go” as an independent project, inspired by the loss of her father and the recent end of a romantic relationship. The piece was choreographed for film; the camera, operated by a filmmaking classmate, focuses on close-up hand gestures and movements of a scarf.

Winkler designed the lighting for the film, set in the school’s dance theater. She has a dance production course to thank for her new technological skills. “We learned how light can create atmosphere and emotion,” she says. “At the end, we collaborated with a choreography class and designed lighting for their pieces. It was the best feeling in the world.”

Want to build buzz about your studio, workshop or class? Posting videos to the Dance Teacher Video of the Month Contest is quick, easy and free—and it’s a great way to get noticed. If your video is selected as Editors’ Choice, you’ll be featured on this page, and you’ll win a free one-year subscription to DT! Don’t miss out on a great opportunity—visit dancemedia.com, share your videos and vote for your favorites. Any and all kinds of dance are welcome.

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