The Space Between: The Making of “First Breath – Last Breath”
In April 2012, Bad Unkl Sista staged a bold opera-scale production titled ‘First Breath – Last Breath’. This documentary, ‘The Space Between’, chronicles the creation of this piece, from concepting and choreography through rehearsals and production.
The film also provides insights into the creative philosophy, intentions and performance aesthetic of Bad Unkl Sista’s founder and artistic director, Anastazia Louise, music director Goyo Aranaga, and a cast of extremely dedicated and talented dancers, musicians and collaborators.
(Release date: December 2012)
Twilight Voyage of the Ark of Ozan-Ra
(Burning Man 2013) A celebration inspired by the Operas of old and ancient Egyptian rites. Moving from Sun Fire through Dark Waters, the event transforms loss and disruption into joy and growth, helping Pepe Ozan and other recently departed join the grateful dead who pull the barque of the sun god through eternity.
(Posting date: November 2013)
Tiger Lillies (featuring Bad Unkl Sista)
“Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, Music by The Tiger Lillies
Director and Animation: Mark Holthusen
Costume Design: Anastazia Louse/Bad Unkl Sista
Character Design and Performance: Bad Unkl Sista
(Posting date: July 2013)
First Breath – Last Breath (teaser)
Teaser trailer for Bad Unkl Sista’s 2012 production of “First Breath – Last Breath”, an opera-scale presentation featuring design, choreography, costuming and original music by Bad Unkl Sista.
(Posting date: October 2012)
Fragile Flesh – Fjögur píanó
Official entry for the Valtari Mystery Film Competition by Sigur Rós.
Flesh revealing itself in many forms, an internal excavation and external exploration of being. The fragility of this flesh, the strength of the human spirit, and the balance of the two that creates moments of experiencing the impossible.
(Posting date: September 2012)
Little Match Girl Passion (teaser)
Anastazia Louise (Bad Unkl Sista) performing in San Francisco Lyric Opera production of Little Match Girl Passion by composer David Lang. ODC Theater, San Francisco. March 2012.
(Posting date: March 2012)
Bad Unkl Sista performing at Spider Ball 2011. October 29, 2011 at The Bently Reserve, San Francisco. Music by Goyopod (Sutoor – Cumulus remix).
(Posting date: February 2012)