Take a glimpse into the IMPRINTED process.
The first phase of filming began in April 2021 for seven weeks. The shoot schedule included: daily life on Maplewinds Farm; dancers training with the pregnant mares Roxy and Pegasa; choreographic interludes in the barn and paddock; the birth of Roxy's foal Lorenzo.
The second phase of shooting, in June 2021, included the birth of Lyra and explorations with the newborn foals. The third phase in October 2021 merged dances with mares and foals with further choreographic experiments. IMPRINTED is currently being edited by filmmaker and IMPRINTED Production director and 2nd Camera, Martina Casas.
Carrie coaching JoAnna + Peg in the round pen.
The interspecies dialogue takes shape.
A well earned nap and nuzzle.
A tale of two.
The trio dances in the run-in shed.
The 1st interview...and tear.
Sunrise with Stefan + Roxy.
ROXY IN LABOR
During the Autumn of 2021, the company reunites with the herd to refine the progress made during the equine training sessions over the summer months. The foals are nearly 6 months old now and have begun to discover their independent stride. The round pen training sessions yield exciting interludes of sustained, interspecies connection.
As the human/animal relationships deepen, new choreographic material emerges that captures the natural rhythms of movement. Through patience, persistence and attentive physical listening, the improvised dialogue of dance and horsemanship finds its balance.