The seed of time

A lapse of time has a before and after of the time in question. Everything has its beginning and end, nature’s order of time for all types of beings. But in truth, all life is impermanent, ever changing in constant motion, making the idea of now an illusion. But what of those things that do not move, the lifeless, the inanimate? The dancers will translate "the illusion of now" into reality, by breaking the routine with their dance, to be implanted in the spectator's memory.

  • Paula Nunez
  • Tiger Tao
  • Paula Nunez
  • Gabriela Oropeza
  • Tampa City Ballet
  • Tampa City Ballet dancers
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    5 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 2, 2023
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    5,000 USD
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    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Paula Nunez, Tiger Tao

Paula Nunez, born in Caracas, Venezuela. Nunez’s career has encompassed choreographing, educating, humanitarian pursuits, and entrepreneurial ventures. Nunez danced professionally and travelled the world to perform in numerous galas and festivals with the International Ballet of Caracas, Ballet Nuevo Mundo, and Cleveland-San Jose Ballet, performing the classical and contemporary works of renowned choreographers.
In 1993, with the approval and support of the Venezuelan government Nuñez founded Fundación Ballet de Las Americas, in Caracas, Venezuela. In 2008 Nunez joined the University of South Florida, where she teaches advanced levels of ballet, classical and contemporary choreography.This is an innovative youth education system in which dance is the primary avenue for social improvement. In 2012, Nuñez expanded and created Tampa City Ballet in Tampa, Fl.
In order to stretch the boundaries of standard dance, Nunez’s choreography aims to promote a higher level of social, political, and humanistic awareness, taking inspiration from multicultural forms of movement in order to tackle the challenges and address the issues present in modern society. Her choreographies have been performed and recognized at festivals and galas nationally and internationally and has received awards from the American College Dance Association, Youth America Grand Prix, ADC, and ABC. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nuñez created “102 Degrees” a short film that was selected and featured in local, national and international festivals.

Tiger Tao is a freelance filmmaker from Tampa, Florida. His career in film started when he first picked up a camera, not knowing where it would take him. Since then, he's worked professionally in a variety of roles on set, but always aims to be a creative force behind any project. Tiger is completely self-taught, advocating for learning one's craft through direct experience.

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Director Statement

We have an obligation to make the pictures we want to see. It's no secret that the work we produce is a direct product of our own vested interest. I hope that everyone is able to express themselves freely in any form they choose, especially dance!