Three dancers, five minutes to rehearse, one take. This is TakeOne.
A group of past YoungArts winners were invited to L.A. to film a collaborative dance video. All they received was key information: a song, and a place, date and time to meet. Communicating with one another beforehand was off limits. Shoot day arrived, and the artists got five minutes to discuss together, then cameras were rolling for the first—and only—take, TakeOne.
Take One, Season 2, Episode 1 features Jay Jackson (Laganja Estranja) (2007 Dance, U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts), Sophia Koo (2023 Dance), and Juliette Martinez (2017 Dance).
Music: Awaken – Damien Escobar
Director: Teddy Alvarez-Nissen (2020 Film)
Producer: Grace Weber (2006 Theater & Voice & U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts)
Director of Photography: Zayd Ezzeldine (2020 Film)
Steadicam: Garet Jatsek
1st AC: Diana Duvanskaya
Sound: Gabe Garcia
Gaffer: Megan Short
Grip: Henry Haber
PA: Naomi Sanyaolu
PA: Cooper Hime
Color: Zach Shenouda