Fire & Grace²

Direction & Choreography: Laura Carruthers ~ Music: Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, Dance: Shell Bauman, Seth Belliston, Laura Carruthers, John Todd

“…definitely unlike anything that has been done in the Scottish Dance world…Laura is definitely stretching the boundaries…and it’s very, very beautiful.”Alasdair Fraser, composer-virtuoso


Outside In

Producer, Choreographer, Editor: Laura Carruthers, Music: Bad Haggis, Director of Photography: James Chressanthis, ASC, Dancers: Laura Carruthers, Jérémy Galdeano, Jeremy Raia, Seth Belliston John Todd, First Assistant Camera: Scott Birnkrant, Digital Imaging Technician: Jay Nefcy, SOC, Steadicam Operator: Michael Johnson, Key Grip & Dolly: Scott Johnston, Technical Coordinator: Mark Grossman, Technical Assistant: Steve Heggarty, Set Location: Pasadena Dance Theatre, Lighting Tech: Eileen Cooley
*Special thanks to Bob Harvey, Sr. VP – Panavision, Inc., Jim Chressanthis

Special Prize for Best Short Film
San Francisco
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Silver Award winner
WorldFest-Houston
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Integral Realization Short Film Award
Los Angeles
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Tiscali Short Film Nomination
57th International FilmVideo
Montecatini Terme, Italy
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Selected for Screening
New York International Independent Film & Video Fest


Driven Celtic

“Terrific visual compositions…well-executed…captivating…The film has magic!”Michael Trent, Dances With Films (West Hollywood)

“It is fun. It is sexy. It is joyful. It is soulful. Simply, it is art.”Todd Elwood, Editor, AZ Sentinel

“Lovely film…enjoyed the talent and vitality of the dancers very much.”Linda Cavato, Omni Short Films (Los Angeles, CA)

A wonderful mix of music, dance, and storytelling!”Kathryn Elliott, Zoie Film Festival

Audience Choice Award – eKsperim[E]nto Fest
Manila, Philippines

First Place Experimental Winner – Zoie Fest
Georgia

Cast: Laura Carruthers, Xavier Corcoran, John Saich, Clare McLaughlin, Brian Alpine, Finlay MacDonald
Production, Direction, Script, Choreography, Edit: Laura Carruthers, First Assistant Director: Fiona McGrady, Music: John Saich, Directors of Photography: Alan McSheehy, Jim Jacques, Assistant Director of Photography: Alick Fraser


Fire & Grace (the world premiere & tour)

“Fire & Grace is extraordinary choreography.”
David Drummond, San Diego Civic Theatre

“…dynamically performed, attractive to the eye and very appealing…”
Kenneth LaFave, The Arizona Republic

“..a spitfire technique and level of artistry that is not to be missed.”
Michael Reed, Boston Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens

“Celtic Dancers let the sparks fly in Fire & Grace.”
Betty Webb, Tribune Newspapers