Nan Melville Photography & Video

Experience

Nrityagram: For the Love of Dance. Classical Indian Dance Ensemble based in India.  Opened the 2010 Dance on Films Association/Dance on Camera Festival, New York.

Viva La Rosita. The former La Rosita Restaurant in New York (in progress).

Saeko Ichinohe Dance Company – 35 Years. Marking the company’s 35 year anniversary.

Photographic and Video Experience

United States | International | Documentary


United States of America

The New York Times: Freelance 23 years, average of 3 assignments a week, mainly for the Arts section – print and internet. www.nyt.com

The Juilliard School:  22 years.  Performances, master and other classes, publicity portraits, galas and social events, brochures, 3 sheet posters, yearbooks.  www.juilliard.edu

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Publicity: Performances, Gala evenings and openings, special events e.g. Midsummer Night’s Swing.  www.lincolncenter.org/

Lincoln Center Film Society: Film personalities, actors, directors, openings.  www.lincolncenter.org/

Carnegie Hall: Performances, special events, e.g. the Childrens’ Introduction to Music Series. www.carnegiehall.org

The Bolshoi Ballet (Russia). Summer Intensives, New York 2000, 2005.  http://www.bolshoi.ru/en/

Continuum Music, New York.   http://www.continuum-ensemble-ny.org

Dance Brazil, New York.   http://www.flickr.com/photos/dancebrazildotorg/

Dance Films Association, New York.   http://www.dancefilmsassn.org/DanceOnSpecial2010.html

Dance on Camera / Dance Films Association.  http://www.dancefilmsassn.org/DanceOnSpecial2010.html

Exploring the Arts.  http://www.exploringthearts.org/about-eta

Frank Sinatra School of the Arts.  http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals/30/Q501/default.htm

Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, New York.  http://www.lubovitch.org/

National Ballet of Cuba, New York Tours.   www.balletcuba.cult.cu/

Nrityagram Classical Dance Ensemble, India.  New York performances.   http://www.nrityagram.org/

Ocean Thin Films, Sea Changer, Largo, FL.  http://seachangeronline.com/html/installations/theatre.html

Saeko Ichinohe Dance Company.   http://ichinohedance.org/

SPHINX Organization Building Diversity in Classical Music, New York Performances; Carnegie Hall, 2007, 2008, 2009.   www.sphinxmusic.org/

Other Performing Arts Company clients include: Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, Dance Theater of Harlem, Dance Theater Workshop, Manhattan School of Music, Martha Graham Dance Company, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Trisha Brown Dance.

Other freelance assignments:  ABT College Summer School Dance Program, Central Youth Pennsylvania Ballet, EMI Records Group; “Pictures Reframed” World premiere, New York,  New York Botanical Gardens, Studio Maestro Dance School, Youth America Grand Prix Competition (among others), social events of all kinds (bat/bar mitzvahs, weddings, etc.).


International

African Puppet Theatre, (Australia), South Africa – Puppets Against Aids program.  www.africanpuppet.com/

iAfrika Photos, South Africa.  Contracted photographer covering Travel, Arts, Celebrities, Commercial, Corporate.  www.iafrikaphotos.co.za

Berklee College for Music, with The Chronicle of Higher Education (Washington, DC), Durban, South Africa.

http://chronicle.com/temp/email2.php?id=v5xjvcrhkmJ4jbYnvbzKgdpkb8bjKxd5

Dance Umbrella Festival June, 2008, Johannesburg, South Africa.  http://kadmusarts.com/festivals/2236.html

ESTA Magazine, The Netherlands. www.esta-online.nl

Mosaic Training, Service & Healing Centre for Women, Cape Town, South Africa.  www.mosaic.org.za

MYBODY Magazine (The Netherlands), Cape Town, South Africa.  www.mybody.nl

National Ballet of Cuba, International Ballet Festival 1990, 2004, 2006, Havana, Cuba.  www.balletcuba.cult.cu/

Pro Arte Dance Division, Pretoria, South Africa.  Program poster photos, March 2008. www.proarte.co.za/DanceStudies.aspx

South African International Ballet Competition Jan 2008; Allison Foat- DIVA PR, Cape Town, South Africa. http://www.saibc.co.za/

World Population Foundation, The Netherlands. 3 day visit with the Member of the European Parliament, Kathalijne Buitenweg, June 2008.  www.wpf.org

House photographer for the former Performing Arts Council of the Transvaal (PACT), South Africa, 1981 – 1986. Performances, archival set and costume photos, portraits of artists, social events, press conferences.

House photographer for South African Home & Garden magazines, TUINHUIS and VUKA.

Freelanced for many magazines and publications in South Africa: Fairlady, You, Huisgenoot, Drum, Ebony, Cosmopolitan, Sawbona (SAA in-flight magazine).

National Press publications, freelanced for newspapers: Star, Rand Daily Mail, Weekly Mail, Pretoria News, The Argus.

Performing Arts assignments include:, The Kirov Ballet, Kirov Opera, National Ballet of Spain, Nrityagram Dance Ensemble (Classical Indian), Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Ballet London, Stuttgart Ballet, and various South African Dance Companies.

Other freelance assignments: Sol Kerzner’s Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Travel assignments: World wide including Asia, Europe, India, South Africa, USA.  Royal Viking Cruise Line on-board for three weeks (1992).


Video Experience

I do extensive video work, including documentaries.

Video Assignments

New York Times: Initiated the use of video for the Web version of Arts reviews.

Lincoln Center: Midsummer Night Swing; Out of Doors Festival, 50th Anniversary Events

New York City Opera: Looking Forward Performance

The Juilliard School

American Ballet Theatre

National Parks Service including the annual All-Women Lifeguard Tournament for 5 years

Many other smaller organizations and event video


Documentaries

Nrityagram: For the Love of Dance. Classical Indian Dance Ensemble based in India.  Opened the 2010 Dance on Films Association/Dance on Camera Festival, New York.
Viva La Rosita. The former La Rosita Restaurant in New York (in progress).Saeko Ichinohe Dance Company – 35 Years. Marking the company’s 35 year anniversary.
Saeko Ichinohe Dance Company – 35 Years.
Marking the company’s 35 year anniversary.