A Dance in the Green Garden of the Queen of the Angels

Inspiration for 'A Dance in the Green Garden of the Queen of the Angels' begins with the poetic evocative name of this city, 'El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reyna de los Angeles'. This is concert dance as ritual that creates and then dissolves a magical imaginary event which re-names this place as The City of Our Lady Queen of the Angels. The choreography, costumes, and narration are by Mark Alan Hunt, set to The Queen of the Angels Sonata composed by David Johnson, with spoken word written by Ray Bradbury in 1981 to celebrate Los Angeles' bicentennial.

  • Mark Alan Hunt
    Director
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 23, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD 1080p
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • American College Dance Association - Dance on Film Series CSULA 2016
    Los Angeles
    United States
    May 23, 2016
    Los Angeles Premier
Director Biography - Mark Alan Hunt

Mark Alan Hunt is a dancer, choreographer, filmmaker, and anthropologist, and as an Interdisciplinary Studies Grad student at Cal State LA, his MA combines the Departments of Dance, Film, and Anthropology. He has created over 60 dance films ranging from three minutes to one and a half hours long, These films document Angelinos dancing in the city of the angels, and the dancing student body of Cal State LA. Mark will graduate this Fall 2016 and his interdisciplinary academic pursuit at Cal State LA will prepare him to be Los Angeles’ first Digital Dance Anthropologist.

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Director Statement

"To me the purer the cinema, the more it communicates it’s essential information, thoughts and feelings to the audience by means of motion, with little or no reliance on factors other than motion. Secondary factors, such as backgrounds, settings, apparel, and lighting, etc. are not cinematic, unless they are changing or moving. A reliance on such factors to make a point leads to impurity, especially if the point could have been expressed by motion," Mark Alan Hunt