I have been to several performances throughout my life-none that reallly stick out to me at the moment, but I know I've gone to several. Late last week, I recieved a call from a producer in New York City who asked if I could film a segment for him for an upcoming documentary. (Those that know me know that one of my trigger words is 'documentary'). Needless to say, I jumped at the chance. He had explained to me the types of shots that he was looking for to include some audience interaction at the completion of the performance. No problem. He said that the performer was a dancer and was showcasing her latest called Omni. No problem, I said. Not really letting it all sink in-I've filmed action videography tons of times over many years. No problem.
Ladies and gentlemen. Mind blown. The whole experience from when I arrived to when I left. I had to choke back tears during her performance-I was not expecting to be so moved. Although she had stated that she had acting in her background- her ENTIRE BODY 'spoke' the emotions. I often tell people that I went 4 years into my video career without having to use an interview to help explain a video. Shea-Ra does not need any other explanation other than her body to convey what she wants to get across to her audience.
I'm looking back at what I've typed and I hope that you don't think I'm blowing smoke up you-know-where. Shea-Ra (at the risk of sounding like a fanatic) is the epitome of an artist. Go and see her when she comes your way. It is not just mere entertainment-it is an experience.