Video

I invite you to  watch my small collection of videos under the category:

 

Climate Action Dance

Dancing in this Beautiful World

Film

Climate Action Dance

Climate Change and Plastic Pollution Dance Videos

Dry Tears (2020)

Awarded by Group on Earth Observations in 2021.

Earth dances in circles and cycles. As she spins, so do I; and as she suffers, so do I. Each turn brings me closer to the ineffable power that lurks behind every dry tear, echoing the planetary dances, the atmospheric dances, the eddies, the nested whirling of ocean currents and tradewinds.

How many more turns before our grief becomes active hope?

This video was filmed on a dried lake on Sacramento's river watershed during a severe drought in California (2011-2019).

Dance and Video Edition: Raquel Santiago
Camera: Velcrow Ripper & Nova Ami
Music:Silhouettes by Tambour [Moderna Records]

Inner Light (2020)

An improvisation whirling performance about climate change at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco.

Dance and Video Edition: Raquel Santiago

Camera: Manuel Maqueda

Music: Armand Amar

Memorias Eternas (2019)

An improvisation dance performance about plastic pollution in El Festival Mahahual Libre de Plástico in Mahahual, Mexico.

Dancer and Video Edition: Raquel Santiago

Camera: Jan Vozenilek

Music: Oltremare by Ludovico Einaudi

 

White Friday (2015)

A dance performance by Raquel Santiago during the Black Friday 2015 in San Francisco. White Friday is an invitation to connect with our essential being and inner happiness through the hypnotic whirling dance.

Dance and Video Edition: Raquel Santiago

Camera: Manuel Maqueda

Music: Le Bateau by Claude Debussy

Dancing for an Ocean Free of Plastic (2013-14)

Dance performance by Raquel Santiago along a talk by Manuel Maqueda about plastic pollution in Symbiosis Festival, California, Elisava Escola de Disseny, Barcelona, C.Cívic Estació la Magoria, Barcelona and Museo Alborania, Málaga.

Organized by ElPlástioMata.com

Dance and Video Edition: Raquel Santiago

Camera: El Escarbajo Verde RTVE, Fernando Alarcón, Elisava Escola de Disseny and Manuel Maqueda.

Albatross Dance (2012)

A prayerformance by Raquel Santiago during a talk about plastic pollution at Boom Festival, Portugal.

Inspired by the photos and videos of Chris Jordan. AlbatrossTheFilm.com

Dance and Video Edition: Raquel Santiago

Camera: Velcrow Ripper

 

 

Dancing in this Beautiful World

The Spinning Swan (2016)

Alchemy Spinning dance video by dancer Raquel Santiago in the Okanagan Country, BC, Canada.

Camera: Jan Vozenilek
Dance and Video Edition: Raquel Santiago

Music: The Swan-The Carnival of the Animals, Camille Saint-Saëns

Alaska (2016)

Alchemy Spinning dance video by  Raquel Santiago. Sailing on board the Alisaz with Richard Russell in Union Bay, Southeast Alaska.

Dance and Video Edition: Raquel Santiago.

Camera: Manuel Maqueda

Music: Tomorrow Untrodden by The Flashbulb. 

Low Tide (2015)

Alchemy Spinning dance video by Raquel Santiago in Cortes Island, BC, Canada.

Camera: Manuel Maqueda

Dance and Video Edition: Raquel Santiago

Music: En Bateau by Claude Debussy.

Albarracín (2015)

Alchemy Spinning dance video by Raquel Santiago in Albarracín, a beautiful town surrounded by stony hills in Teruel, Spain.

Dancer and Video Edition: Raquel Santiago

Camera: Manuel Maqueda

Music: Salento by René Aubry 

San Francisco (2014)

Alchemy Spinning dance video by Raquel Santiago in Treasure Island, San Francisco.

Dancer and Video Edition: Raquel Santiago

Camera: Manuel Maqueda

Music: «Unconditional» by Christen Lien.

Film

Metamorphosis (2016)

Raquel Santiago’s personal manifesto and her true story of healing and transformation through dance.
This video is her entry for Dancing Around The World, a global film project by DMoArtWorlds.

Dancer and Video Edition: Raquel Santiago

Camera: Manuel Maqueda

Retrarts (2013)

A documentary dance video by Marta Romero Coll about 5 dancers with differents dance styles and their creative dance process behind the scene.

Dancers: Jose M. Álvarez, Guille Vidal-Ribas, Raquel Santiago, Dani Méndez and Sandra Ballbè
Director : Marta Romero
Producion: El Balcón de la Espera, sponsored by Centro de investigación BaumannLab (Terrassa)

Premiered at Festival de Nuevas Tendencias (TNT, Terrassa)  and  Centro de Arte Mutuo (Barcelona).