Jeremy McQueen’s Black Iris Project | MADIBA Dance Promo Film
Watch Black Iris Project in Action in a new Dance Promo Film
Choreographer Jeremy McQueen founded Black Iris Project last year – “a premier ballet collaborative that champions new Black-centric works and arts education.” We were thrilled he asked us to film their debut performance at New York Live Arts, and excited to make a dance promo film for Jeremy’s ballet about Nelson Mandela’s life, Madiba.
Jeremy’s mission and passion for what he brings into the dance world is full of heart and crystal clear.
“create original ballets and arts education curriculums that directly address and celebrate diversity; provide a performance platform for Black artists to collaborate and share their personal stories with their respective communities; and provide ballet training to the Black community as a means of developing structure, focus and discipline through teamwork.”
His work is inspiring and thoughtful. We are so happy for him that Black Iris Project is already performing at the Kennedy Center this week as part of Ballet Across America, curated by Misty Copeland and Justin Peck.
We hope this dance promo film of MADIBA has inspired audiences to come see his work on stage, and we love that it’s been featured in the press to illustrate Jeremy’s work and story (check out his feature in Out Magazine). This is the whole reason we create these dance videos – to help promote and share your work with a larger audience!
Nel Shelby is Owner & Filmmaker for Nel Shelby Productions, her New York City-based company dedicated to dance videography and editing. Nel shares her mission to preserve and promote the art of dance with her husband, Christopher Duggan, a dance and wedding photographer. They collaborate on projects with dance companies of worldwide renown, up-and-coming choreographers, dance educators, dance schools and more. Nel is Video Producer at Jacob’s Pillow and Vail Dance Festival and is also the proud Director and Producer of PS DANCE! — a New York Emmy-nominated documentary about dance education in NYC’s public schools.