Dance Video Spotlight - Laurie-Shawn
CREATORS NOTES from videographer Laurie-Shawn BORZOVOY on the creation of a new dance video featuring flamenco artist Esmeralda ENRIQUE for Older & Reckless: 20 years of age on stage
It's been an honour to work with Esmeralda, whose personal form of expression is so extraordinarily rich, nuanced, and passionate. She chose music by Paco de Lucia for the video- digging deeper into Paco’s music and life has been like waking to see the early morning sun sparkle across the sea. Coming from the world of larger productions, crews, and performers, I’ve always hoped for the challenge of acting as a fully independent one-person production team on a solo work, and the pandemic turned curiosity into necessity. Having always loved the passion of Flamenco, I'm hoping that this marks the beginning of a long and beautiful relationship.
– Laurie-Shawn Borzovoy
Laurie-Shawn Borzovoy's imagery has been seen in countless works on screens, pages and stages, globally. He has provided Projection Design for Robert Lepage’s production 'Frame by Frame', for the National Ballet of Canada, and ‘Bluebeard’s Castle/Erwartung’, for the Canadian Opera Company, as well as the COC’s production of Rufus Wainright’s ‘Hadrian’, Ex Machina’s ‘Sommet Technologique’, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., the Canadian Stage Company, the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, Carbon 14, and many others for over 30 years. Laurie-Shawn’s work has been supported by numerous grants and awards from the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, the Laidlaw Foundation, as well as corporate sponsors since 1985. In March of 2011, Laurie-Shawn became an honoured recipient of the Culture Champion designation by the Mayor of Toronto, in part for his ongoing volunteer work as Chair of UrbanArts Toronto. UrbanArts Toronto engages youth and our diverse community in arts programs and leadership skills development.