Tubae Mundi

ScreendanceAnimation2008

About

An abstract dance film inspired by mandala patterns used in cultural traditions around the world, presented at the United Nations and other international venues.

The video imagery for Tubae Mundi originated with improvised dance footage choreographed by Lisa Naugle and filmed in a green screen studio. Director John Crawford used digital media processes to transform this footage into abstract movement sequences derived from dance. The music by composer Dinu Ghezzo incorporates samples from Tibetan and Byzantine prayers, Indian ragas, Gregorian chants, Islamic calls to prayer from Turkey and Romanian Christmas carols, all interwoven with live music and electronic sounds from the studio. This work explores the concepts of "one into many" and "many into one." It is dedicated to compassion, peace and harmony for all beings.

Screenings
American College Dance Festival Association (ACDFA)

University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC. March 2013.

University of Rome "Tor Vergata"

Multimedia Concert, Rome, Italy. March 2012.

White Nights Festival

Málaga, Spain. May 2011.

Santa Cecilia Conservatory

Rome, Italy. March 2011.

Marianum Auditorium

Perugia, Italy. March 2011.

University of Rome "Tor Vergata"

Rome, Italy. March 2011.

TEDx

Fullerton, CA. September 2010.

International Festival for Visual Arts

Nerja, Spain. June 2010.

Fine Art Center

Brevard Community College, Cocoa, FL. April 2009.

Música Nueva Málaga Multimedia Concert

Frigiliana, Spain. March 2009.

Dance Film Festival 2009

University of California, Irvine, CA. March 2009.

Harmonious Cities: Music, Technology, Culture and Health

High-Level Working Session, United Nations, New York. February 2009.

Multimedia and Film Music

International Composers and Interactive Artists Ensemble, Kefalonia, Greece. September 2008.

Música Nueva Málaga International Festival for Composers

Frigiliana, Spain. July 2008.

Credits
Director & Media Designer
John Crawford
Choreographer
Lisa Naugle
Composer
Dinu Ghezzo
Singer
Christine Ghezzo
Dancers
Melanie King
Caleb Mitchell
Jenna Otter
Alisa Poston
Production Assistants
Aaron Cota
Caryn Heilman
Marc Sicignano
Hannah Varga
Special Thanks
NYU Music Technology Program
UCI Dance Department