Second Stories-Part 1

Big thanks to the incomparable Ms Natalie Tursi for burning this out with me today! Looking forwards to “Part 2” with the always awesome Robert McKee! *Photography/Direction/Choreography: CK Olsen *Production Company: Kai Harding

TURSI

Dancer Natalie Tursi’s on a mission … TURSI * Featuring: Natalie Tursi * * Photography/Direction/Editorial: CK Olsen * * Production Company: Kai Harding * * Music: Kenya Nelson & Thomas Coster Jr. * * Wardrobe: Beth Laske-Miller * Hair/Makeup: Paula Weese * Tech Notes: Filmed in 5K with Red Epic-X & Nikon Lenses ©2012 Kai […]

FOSSE:PRELUDE on YouTube!

Wow, it’s been a grand year with Fosse:Prelude!  From the initial inspiring lunch with Melissa Thodos of Thodos Dance Chicago at Vong’s Thai Kitchen in the Fall of 2009, to the first days of production working with Ann Reinking and the dancers, to the national tour the film took as it accompanied “the Fosse Trilogy” […]

“FOSSE:PRELUDE” @ BIG BEAR LAKE FILM FEST

In 2009, dance legend Ann Reinking partnered with iconic choreographer Melissa Thodos to combine three historic Bob Fosse dances (Mexican Breakfast, Tijuana Shuffle, and Cool Hand Luke) together with original Reinking choreographic transitions as a new unified presentation called THE FOSSE TRILOGY.  Filmmaker Chris Olsen and the Kai Harding team were brought in to document […]

Natalie Tursi

Natalie Tursi – Fosse:Prelude (2009), TURSI (2012), Natalie graduated Cum Laude from Hofstra University in New York with a B.A. in Dance. She relocated to Chicago to accept a position with Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago’s second company, and later became a member of Thodos Dance Chicago. While performing with TDC, Natalie was given the opportunity to […]