I want to take this moment and introduce to you Bucc N Flvr’s newest member and Home’s third Artist/Professional, Sandra Perez.
“From the fields of southern Spain, Sandra Perez is from a small city called Lorca. Moving out of her family’s home at the age of 17 Sandra studied in different cities and countries; however dance was always part of her life.”
“It started at a young age when she fell in love with R&B music.”
‘I remember as a kid, trying to explain to my friends about this new type of music I discovered, R&B. No one knew or heard about it. I recorded the radio using cassette tapes and played it in class; I also learned the choreography on TV by videotaping dance videos. I ended up teaching what I learned to my classmates, soon they were interested in both the music and dance.’
Sandra always had a passion for traveling and learning new cultures, languages and styles of dance, like flamenco, salsa, ballet and jazz-funk. However, it wasn’t until she met Bucc N Flvr (Flavour) in 2013, when Sandra understood the impact that dance has on the community.
Now she is a member of Bucc N Flvr and her mission is to Spread Love, Spread Light and Have Fun through Hip Hop and K.R.U.M.P. Through weekly training with Bucc N Flvr, Sandra recently taught a workshop in her home town teaching over 50 local participants. For Sandra, Bucc N Flvr is her brothers and sisters, her family in dance; with their support she is proud to call Canada, home.”
Sandra is Bucc N Flvr’s newest member, but you know her and I’m sure you’ve seen her too. Since 2013 she’s been behind the camera as Bucc N Flvr’s Photographer and Videographer. Capturing footage of our greatest moments on stage, in the studio and within the community. I’m sure you’ve seen her, crouching at the foot of the stage, pushing through audience members to get the perfect angle or shadowing my Videographer, Ryan Dela Cruz. “Home” will be her first time in front of the camera sharing and showcasing her Art.
The first time in front of the camera always and I mean always feels intimidating. You kind of don’t know what to do with yourself, do I look at the camera? Do I ignore it? Should I do this style or that style? How could I keep Sandra focused on her dance and not be distracted by how we were filming? I was reminded yet again of my mentor Lenny Len. As Director, Len takes all of those feelings of intimidation away, his clear direction guides the dancer to focus on the dancing and not what’s going on behind the camera. I couldn’t “wing” or “feel” out this shoot, I had to know what I wanted and be clear in guiding Sandra through each shot.
When I look at Sandra’s style of Videography/Photography she’s very wide and scenic. However, in her dance style she’s very personal in her space and a bit shy, but the moment you step within this space you can feel her intensity, her drive…her fire. It’s contagious. Her story speaks through her movement, her movement tells her story.
I learned so much from Sandra’s shoot. I had to really push myself artistically; find ways to differentiate each Artist/Professional through shooting/editing them in ways that reflect and represent their dance style.
My Videographer, Ryan Dela Cruz, and I really experimented and explored new areas of shooting, editing and lighting when we shot Sandra. It put into perspective the bigger picture, now that we’ve attained more than 50% of footage for the film Ryan and I are beginning to hone in on certain details pertaining to each Artist.
Through this blog you may have a brief idea about Sandra and her story. For me, I am ecstatic to showcase Sandra’s story as it is rich in exploration, self-discovery and self-identity. Witness her journey home.
I will be meeting with my Videographer to prepare for our final shoot with my fourth Artist/Professional. I can’t wait for you to meet her, she’s here to represent the next generation within the Don Montgomery Community, a mix of new school and old school.
2017-02-22T04:27:56+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Home by Lyn Rose- Sandra Perez