To Breathe A Form
Michelina Risbeck (BFA 2016)
To Breathe A Form 3:49 The screendance film “To Breathe A Form” embodies ballet dancers as living forms of architecture and nature in Richmond, VA. ¥¥¥ Director and Filmmaker Michelina Risbeck Choreographer and Dancer Shannon McConville Dancers Heather Bell Mandy Chilcote Savannah Helmer Jennifer Klotz Rachel Seeholzer Izabella Tokev Kylie Wright ¥¥¥ Bio Michelina Risbeck is a screendance filmmaker invested in capturing movement from dancers and athletes in different cities. She began with street photography where she developed skills in composition, natural lighting, and preserving a moment in time. Patterns evolved and her fascination with lines, geometry, body poses, and motion continued to grow. While earning her BFA in Art & Design from the University of Michigan STAMPS School of Art & Design in 2016, she won “Best in Photography” in the Science as Art Contest, and “Honorable Mention” in the Juried Art Competition. Her work has been shown in several exhibitions including the WSG Gallery, Ann Arbor Art Center, and the STAMPS Alumni Exhibition. Michelina’s modern dance film “Chiaroscuro” in Detroit, MI was viewed at the Moving 24FPS Screening event. She recently produced a ballet screendance film in Richmond, VA. Her upcoming screendance videos will be shot in Indianapolis, IN and San Francisco, CA.
This work is featured as part of Future Former: An Exhibition of Alumni Work. This exhibition honors the creative work and careers of all Stamps School alumni, creates an aspirational connection between generations of U-M artists and designers and current Stamps students, and inspires reflection during the university's Bicentennial year.