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The Awakening

Luma Festival 2019

Full Length Video


Light Harvest has used its platform at LUMA Festival to explore the impact of intimate and emotive dance performance within the sometimes sterile art of architectural projection.


The resulting mix is a startlingly resonant exploration of the human experience with all the punch of larger-than-life spectacle.


The Awakening illustrates through metaphor and movement how ambition, so often seen as critical to success, can just as easily drive us away from everything we need to flourish. It’s about all the ways we’ve distanced ourselves from the natural world and a culture that makes us increasingly reticent to turn inward when there may be no other way to find that which we most desperately seek.

Created by
Light Harvest Studio

Written, Directed, and Produced by
Ryan Uzilevsky

Executive Produced by
LUMA Festival

Lead Animators
Tom Bourguet
Josh Slaby

Compositing, Editing, and Post Production
Ryan Uzilevsky

Choreographer and Co - Writer
Alison Clancy

With Performances by
Jay Don
Chelsea Hemsworth
Lauren Stucko
Alison Clancy

Sound Designer
Brandon Wollcott

MoCap Technical Director
Todd Bryant

MoCap Studio Assistant
Asha Veeraswamy

Character Animator's
Joe Mandia
Han Hu

Additional Modeling
Bill Mata
Alexander Allaux

Adrian Rasmussen

Production Assistant
Mike Miller

Editing and Color Grading
Tice Learner

Laurie Anderson - Oh Superman (Jashua Hagen Remix)

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Overhead projection view

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