She Dreams of Nature
Intergenerational Description of Joint Project
This contest was introduced to Claire and Maddie in our 9th grade English class. We decided that we would enter with our dance instructor and close friend, Alex, and his friend, Nicholas. Oksana was another dancer, and Laura was filming. We chose to film at a beach on our island. We filmed it all, and Claire edited it. It became more special once we created the concept of a girl dreaming of being outside, which would not have been created without the inspiration of Nicholas and Alex, who made this project intergenerational and unique.
Celebration of Rachel Carson’s Sense of Wonder
The story of our piece is that sometimes, when you are stuck inside during a dance class, you long to be outside, unconstrained. Our entire team got to spend time at the beach on a beautiful day while filming the project, having a great time and taking in the sun. It changed our perspective on dancing because it was so different on a clear day outside, than inside our studio with loud music and strict movements. We were all brought closer to the earth doing what we love, with the people we love, just because we love it.
Music plays throughout the video; there is no narration or dialogue.