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Watch: YoungArts TakeOne | Jay Jackson, Sophia Koo, Juliette Martinez

By YoungArts | October 27, 2023

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 

Watch Season 1 here.

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