Sarah Prinz (2015) – Dance Filmmaker

SarahPrinzHeadshotSarah Prinz graduated in 2015, with a major in Film and Digital Media Production and a Minor in Dance. Even before leaving Loyola, Sarah had begun working at the intersection of those two mediums, and has continued that work since graduation.

While still at Loyola, Sarah helped found In/Motion, Chicago’s International Dance Film Festival, and still serves as the Curator and Festival Director. In/Motion, hosted at Loyola every Spring, connects international dance and film artists through short and feature dance film screenings, Q&A’s, master classes, live performances, moderated panels, and networking events. The mission is to support interdisciplinary collaboration to engage on issues that promote social change and provide space for dialogue around sustainable artistry.

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After graduation, Sarah moved to Los Angeles, where she now works as a creativeReddea&Gary-2 director, choreographer, freelance filmmaker and photographer. Sarah focuses her work on the convergence of contemporary dance and narrative storytelling. Her foundational philosophy of art-making is inspired by gender fluidity, feminism and psychology.

Since moving to L.A., Sarah has worked on various music video and commercial productions, including freelancing on various photography shoots with Shayan Asgharnia and Bauie Productions. She has also served as an Executive Assistant for the Producer at Meridian Content, a LA-based boutique production company, and worked as the Director/Choreographer’s Assistant on award-winning filmmaker Celia Rawson-Hall’s The End of History Illusion.

Sarah has also produced a number of dance films and photographic projects of her own, including the arresting short film, Bodies and Space and Place and Home (see below), and is currently in pre-production on a music video for artist Miya Folick, named by Rolling Stone as one of “10 New Artists You Need to Know” in 2016.

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In addition to all of her photography and video production work, Sarah is also as a professional dancer. She is currently dancing for szalt dance company in Los Angeles. Szlat, led by Stephanie Zaletel, tackles subjects of the feminine experience, body memory, and dream logic through highly collaborative, site-sensitive, and socially fluent dance performance and practice.

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You can see more examples of Sarah’s work at her website: www.sarahcprinz.com and follower her on twitter at @sarahprinz.

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