Dancing at a Distance

Below are a series of dance/art videos Megan has made during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

 

Many of the videos made in March - May 2020 are in response to creative prompts given by Lenora Lee Dance for And the Community Will Rise. To see the writing prompts that inspired these creations, go to the individual video's YouTube page for more information.

Followed by Dance Pod Adventures with Shira Yaziv in October 2020.

Thanks for your time, and healthy wishes to you and yours!

(Note: I put a "*" next to some of my favorite ones, if you only have time to watch a few.)

I am learning...

Choreographed, Performed, Filmed, & Edited by: Megan Lowe

Special Appearance: Shippo the Cat

Music: "Steel Tongue Drum Melody" by Megan Lowe (2017), featuring partner cooking in the background

March 18, 2020

Not Invincible

Choreographed, Performed, & Edited by: Megan Lowe

Special Appearance: Social distancers & a frisbee epilogue

Music: Francis Wong (sax), Karl Evangelista (electric guitar), Desaun Claiborne (drums), & Helen Palma (vocals)

Filmed by: Paul Dier & Megan Lowe

March 22, 2020

SSK by the Bay

Performed & Edited by: Megan Lowe

Choreographed by: SanSan Kwan & Megan Lowe

Music: Francis Wong (sax), Karl Evangelista (electric guitar), & Desaun Claiborne (drums)

Filmed by: Paul Dier & Megan Lowe

March 31, 2020

*Redefine, Rework, Repattern

Choreographed, Performed, & Edited by: Megan Lowe

Music: Francis Wong (sax), Karl Evangelista (electric guitar), Desaun Claiborne (drums), & Helen Palma (vocals)

Filmed by: Paul Dier & Megan Lowe

April 3, 2020

Choose Your Costume

Performed & Edited by: Megan Lowe

Music: Asuka Ito

Filmed by: Megan Lowe

April 12, 2020

Out of My Shell

Performed & Edited by: Megan Lowe

Choreographed by: Gabriel Christian & Megan Lowe

Music: Francis Wong (sax), Karl Evangelista (electric guitar), & Desaun Claiborne (drums)

Filmed by: Paul Dier

April 14, 2020

*Precarious

Choreographed, Performed & Edited by: Megan Lowe

Music: Francis Wong (sax), Karl Evangelista (electric guitar), Desaun Claiborne (drums), 

& Helen Palma (vocals)

Filmed by: Paul Dier

April 18, 2020

(Out)line Skating

Performed & Edited by: Megan Lowe

Music: Francis Wong (sax), Karl Evangelista (electric guitar), & Desaun Claiborne (drums) 

Filmed by: Paul Dier

April 25, 2020

Amalgamation with Intermittent Rain

Performed & Edited by: Megan Lowe

Choreographed by: Gama Hsü, Anna Greenberg, Clarissa Dyas, Hien Huynh, & Johnny Nguyen

Music: Francis Wong (sax), Karl Evangelista (electric guitar), Desaun Claiborne (drums), & Helen Palma (vocals)

Filmed by: Paul Dier

May 13, 2020

(UN)CAGED

Performed & Edited by: Megan Lowe

Music: "Spacious (In Reverse)" by TYPESTEREO (Kelsie Bedard, Antonio Domenick, & Megan Lowe)

Filmed by: Craig Baurley

May 27, 2020

*Apocalyptic Sky

Performed & Edited by: Megan Lowe

Music: "Apocalyptic Sky" by Megan Lowe

Filmed by: Paul Dier

September 9, 2020

*M&M&M for Kathleen

Dance, Vocal Improvisation, and Filming by: Megan Lowe, Marit Brook-Kothlow, & Mindy Zarem, inspired by Kathleen Hermesdorf

Edited by: Megan Lowe

Note: After not seeing the magic that is Marit and Mindy for 8 months, we joined together to create this dance and song homage to the one and only, Kathleen Hermesdorf.

October 29, 2020

Dance Pod Adventures with ShirA

*Beach Dance - West Fork Trail, Sedona

Dance by: Megan Lowe & Shira Yaziv

Filmed by: Rachel "Chachi" Baker

Note: Reunited and it feels so good! In October 2020, I had a dancing/hiking/camping pod with birthday girl Shira Yaziv in Sedona for 3 days, and here is one of our favorite dance moments, on the last day. I hadn't danced in contact with anyone for over 7 months. Excited to have some video memories to share and revisit, as a way to remember and imagine in my body when it is missing CI. I felt like a little hole in my soul got filled in a bit. Shira is joy and magic. I’m infinitely grateful she is here on this earth!

October 13, 2020

Officially Selected for Screening by: Contact Dance International Film Festival hosted by Kathleen Rea, on June 5th, 2021

Crunchy Dirt Dance - Buddha Beach, Sedona

Dance by: Megan Lowe & Shira Yaziv

Filmed by: Mikka D. Pineda

Note: Crunchy dirt contact dance! I love how Shira Yaziv keeps me on my toes with surprise moments. (Watch until the end for some flight and giddy giggling!)

October 12, 2020

Ambush - Cathedral Rock, Sedona

Dance and Filmed by: Megan Lowe & Shira Yaziv

Edited by: Megan Lowe

Note: M: I'm Shira-ing you!

S: Yeah, do that!

M: I'm Shira-ing you! Ambush! Ambush! Ambush! Ambush! Ambush! Ambuuushhh!!! Ohhh God!

S: Who can jump on who more?

M: I'm so tired.

October 12, 2020

Nice to Meetcha - Cathedral Rock, Sedona 

Dance and Filmed by: Megan Lowe & Shira Yaziv

Edited by: Megan Lowe

Note: M: Nice to meetcha!

S: Pleasure.

M: Gov'na!

October 12, 2020

Sunrise Dance - Cathedral Rock, Sedona 

Dance by: Megan Lowe & Shira Yaziv

Filmed & Edited by: Megan Lowe

Note: Sunrise dance, sped up 7.5x so you can see the progression of the sun lighting up Cathedral Rock. First dance of Shira Yaziv's Birthday; good vibes to start off her new year!

October 12, 2020

A Welcomed Surprise - Bell Tower, Sedona

Dance and Filmed by: Megan Lowe & Shira Yaziv

Edited by: Megan Lowe

Note: This was the very first dance after 7 months of not dancing contact with anyone. Looking out over Sedona with my arms reaching up to the sky, I recall the feeling of not knowing how to start. Then Shira charged and jumped on my back; such a welcomed surprise, resulting in a rush of joy.

October 11, 2020