Based on the dancing plague of 1518, hundreds of people become seized by an involuntary hysterical reaction to dance. Whether a curse from St. Vitus, malnutrition, or a case of mass hysteria, the dancing plague remains unexplained.
Based on the dancing plague of 1518, hundreds of people become seized by an involuntary hysterical reaction to dance.
Petunia’s music grabs hold of you and doesn’t let go. His singing ranges from the most delicate you’ve ever heard to the most powerful.
Imagine the walking dead mixed with a period flash mob, scored by some beautifully haunting music. Our story begins with our 'patient zero' as she embodies movement and dance foreign to her body. This dancing spreads to other townsfolk as they fill the townsquare. After dancing to exhaustion the only person left standing is Petunia and his Mercy.Go to profile
The shortest distance between two people is a story.
When we first heard about the dancing plague, we were so intrigued by the madness & mystery surrounding it. We feel the same way about Petunia. We want to pay homage to such a rare event as the plague, and capture it in the cinematic landscape of Alberta. Petunia is well into his prime as an artist and deserves a masterful music video.Go to profile
Check out our lovely and talented team! Petunia, our talent. Aaron Bernakevitch, our awesome director of photography. Alyssa Peron & Serenella Sol, our lead dancer and choreographer.
Our #1 location is the CL Western Backlot located just west of Calgary city limits. Rather than be restricted by the specifics of making 16th century France, in a western townsite in Alberta, we are going with a 1800s design in both costume and location.
Petunia will be touring Alberta and B.C. during the voting phase of the competition.
Using our Facebook and Twitter pages, we will reach out to fans with tidbits of information about the story - the history of the plague, and details of Petunia's tour!
We are working with Calgary-based dancers Serenella Sol and Alyssa Perron to choreograph the group dance and to help spread the word of the music video through the dance community. Since we require a large group of extras on the day of shooting, this is our take on event marketing. By reaching out to dancing students at University of Calgary, we hope to expand into many different dancing circles, mutually maximizing the opportunity to film something really beautiful.