Synopsis: Our tribe has been seeded within an interplanetary experiment to research sustainable life. This community has isolated inside bunkers underground, following their own strict protocol for post-apocalypse survival. The apocalypse brought a terrifying disease, but they have – carefully, ruthlessly – persisted. And now, generations later, a beacon of hope is found. This story is a rite of passage, a movement to the next realm of possibility, a rescue mission, and, inevitably, a story of abandonment. It is an ode to the fight for humanity, both as a cautionary tale and a parallel to the uncharted, harrowing territories we found ourselves in this year.
Ryo Suzuki (Chosen One)
David Senti (Lead Researcher)
Allison Haan (Sage)
Dancers Louisville Ballet (Corps de Ballet)
This film arose out of the necessity to create dance art when theaters were shut due to Covid. Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” is a formidable dance/music classic that I’ve re-imagined as a sci-fi, Covid inspired version. This was created within strict Covid safe protocol and was made possible by the intense talent and dedication of the Louisville Ballet dancers, artistic team, staff and KERTIS production company. I am so proud to share this film made during these harrowing, unprecedented times. It was cathartic and a beacon of hope for us all.
South African, Andrea Giselle Schermoly, trained at National School of the Arts, Rambert School and The Royal Ballet School, London. She was a member of the The South African National Rhythmic Gymnastics Team. She danced professionally for Boston Ballet and the Netherlands Dance Theater (1&2).
Andrea is the resident choreographer at Louisville Ballet Company.
She has created for Royal New Zealand Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Ballet Met, Kansas City Ballet Company, Louisville Ballet Company and principal guest artists such as Maria Kochetkova for Lincoln Center amongst others. She directed/choreographed a dance film for The Ashley Bouder Project and for feature films, commercials and music videos including ‘Beautiful Now’, ‘Bunheads’, Justin Bieber/Poo Bear and Deorro. She choreographically assisted on ‘Budweiser Superbowl Commercial’ and ‘Star Trek into Darkness’. Her most recent dance film ‘Rite of Spring’ for Louisville Ballet received outstanding reviews including “the best pandemic film produced in the US”. by ARTS AIR.