Architecture Art

DANCING WITH ARCHITECTURE

A CREATIVE COLLABORATION INSPIRED BY THE LIGHT, AIR, AND SPACE OF A NEW CAMEO SHORES HOME

A Photo Essay by Brett Hillyard

The stages of Southern California remain dark. Theater, dance, the symphony, opera, rock concerts, Broadway musicals, jazz, cinema: opportunities to gather together to enjoy a communal appreciation of artistry are missing from our lives. Still, there is art being created and enjoyed throughout Orange County. Inviting ballet dancers into a light-filled new house for an experiment in photography, design, and movement is a minor exercise in the arts, in the grand scheme of things. For us, it somehow speaks to that innate need that humans have to find or create meaning in music, design, dance, architecture, and art. 

“Creativity is just connecting things,” Steve Jobs once said. “Genuine creativity needs a collision of ideas, something that will never happen if all your thoughts travel in the same direction.” Inspired by the home, perhaps we sought our own creative connectivity to it. 

“Writing about music is like dancing about architecture,” is a line that’s heard often. We shouldn’t try too hard to explain a creative impulse, is how we understand the quote. So why invite four talented young artists to dance about architecture? Why not?

Dancers: 
Maddie Bredek, 16. | JSerra Catholic High School and Richter Academy of Classical Ballet.
Analiese Bancroft, 18. | Orange County School of the Arts and Southland Ballet Academy.
Rachel Ta, 17. | Orange County School of the Arts and Southland Ballet Academy.
Corah Abbott, 17. | Orange County School of the Arts and Repertory Ballet San Clemente. 

Home:
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