In this final video post, choreographer and former RDT dancer Francisco Gella talks about his inspiration for choreography, as well as offers advice to young choreographers about the creative process.
Gella has been commission to create choreographic works for Repertory Dance Theatre, Ballet Pacifica, California Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet’s Shut-Up and Dance Production, PHILADANCO’s Danco on Danco program, Laguna Dance Festival, Tucson Regional Ballet, University of Utah Ballet Ensemble, University of Washington Faculty Concert, Irvine Valley College, Ballet East, DANCO/II, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts, Orange County High School for the Arts and Douglas Anderson School of the Arts.
His commission “Between the Lines,” set on PHILADANCO (The Philadelphia Dance Company), premiered at the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in April and was selected by PHILADANCO’S Artistic Director Joan Myers Brown as the company’s sole performance at the opening of the Democratic National Convention in 2016.
Click here to see Part I where Gella talks about his choreographic commission “Aloneness” for RDT’s CURRENT.
Click here to see Part II where Gella discusses what it’s like to move from RDT dancer to choreographer.