Ashley Rodholm




SHORT Dance Film

лазер (Laser) is a short dance film directed by Tarik Abdel-Gawad starring SF Ballet Principal Dancer Maria Kochetkova. In this new collaboration, Kochetkova dances through a room of floating light, changing the environment with her every move. The hologram-like environment is not CG, but the result of fast-moving lasers projected into fog. Through its atmospheric lighting and dissonant soundscape, the film offers an alternate representation of the ballerina’s persona.


Director: Tarik Abdel-Gawad
Dance: Maria Kochetkova
Producer: Yovel Schwartz, Bill Galusha
Cinematography: Joe Picard, Devin Whetstone
Music: Matthew Stone
1st AC: Dean Snodgrass
Gaffers: Charles Griswald, Alan Steinheimer
Grip: Don Henderson
Design & Animation: Conor Grebel, Jason Kerr, Peter Clark, Adam Labay
Laser Performance: Conor Grebel & Adam Labay
Laser: Future Weapons
Midi Performance: Conor Grebel
Editor: Ashley Rodholm
Colorist: Ayumi Ashley