DVC 2016 | Futuristic Tribe in “Monsters”

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The Dance Video Collection is a series of dance concept videos produced, directed, choreographed, and edited by Marc Generoso. Adapted from Marc’s competitive studio dance pieces from Vibrant Dance Studios (Nanaimo, BC) and Urban Dance Connection (Campbell River, BC) into cinematic short films, the collection consists of 10 independent dance films that merge dance, film, and narrative.

This project began in 2010 with 10 exclusive dance numbers from Vibrant Dance Studios and was later released in 2012. The project was reprised in 2013 with a new set of dance pieces that were released in 2014. This is the third and final installment of this unique experience.

In his graduating year in film school as well as his 13th and final year as a dedicated dance teacher and choreographer, Marc has amalgamated the art forms of film and dance to create long lasting memories of his experiences with these two supportive dance communities.

DVC 2016:
1) Fembots in “Ronin” (January 2016)
2) The Gooniez in “French Revolution Zombies” (January 2016)
3) Emma King in “Haunted” (February 2016)
4) Futuristic Tribe in “Monsters” (February 2016)
5) Pandora’s Box in “Toy Magic” (March 2016)
6) Jacksun Fryer in “Forrest Gump Jr.” (March 2016)
7) FnA in “Elderly Escape” (April 2016)
8) Anwar Ali in “Ali” (April 2016)
9) Lost Boyz in “The Evolution of Soul” (May 2016)
10) A/V Club in “The Making of Chi” (May 2016)

DVC 2016 | Futuristic Tribe in “Monsters” (4 of 10)

Dr. Frankenstein has collected his army of Monsters, but his mind control is short-lived, with the iconic characters turning on him.

Jake Buettel, Katrina Berg, Celeste Defrane, Grace Dominy, Ryan Elhorn, Cypress Fryer, Nathan Gallant, Mikayla Gresmak, Kelsey Hutt, Emma King, Claudia Knappett, Soleil L. Willie, Luke McNicoll, Kelsey Moore, Cara Pattison, Celine Pothorin, Nicole Pothorin, & Sage Webb

Marc had designated each dancer to a particular monster. He revealed their character simultaneously by handing them an envelope and a card explaining why that monster best suited their personality.

The concept of ‘monsters’ was in Marc’s mind for years. It was intentionally considered for Foot Clan, where Gabriel Richard was Jekyll & Hyde (DVC 2012) and his brother, Francis Richard, was a werewolf in his solo the following year. The monsters would assemble (like the Avengers) in one group. However, there was not enough appealing music to support the concept at the time.

Most of Marc’s Floor Essence group (2011-2012) moved up to be in Futuristic Tribe. Mikayla Gresmak, Celine Pothorin, Celeste Defrane, Kelsey Hutt, Cypress Fryer, Soleil Lewis-Willie, Katrina Berg, and Cara Pattison were in the first DVC Project in 2012.

Bloody Mary’s credits scene was shot in two different locations. The main part was shot on set of Monsters, but had to re-shoot her ‘reflection’ during A/V Club filming.


Fembots in “Ronin”:

The Gooniez in “French Revolution Zombies”:

Emma King in “Haunted”: