ABOUT DDK

DDK Collaborations encompasses dance film work produced by Danielle Kipnis, Daniel Yankiver, and Katie Wiegman. The trio is a film maker / choreographer collaboration that creates work together across cities from New York to Denver to Miami. 


PROJECTS

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In Traverse is a visual duet that displays a universal yet personal quest for fulfillment. Shot in New York City and Miami, the film’s geographical locations mimic each other as the characters begin to manifest in the other’s space, portraying a separate yet parallel journey. The characters' ambiguities in the film allow them to appear both as counterparts and as one person who exists in two places. In Traverse highlights our individual perspectives in relation to the parallels existing in our personal journeys. 

Screenings:

ScreenDance Miami | January 18-20th, 2018

New York Short Film Festival | November 3rd, 2017

YoFi Fest | November 5th, 2017


BIOS

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Danielle Kipnis

 

(Choreographer/ Dancer / Co-creator) is a New York native and founder of Nazmo Dance Collective. Danielle has performed and presented work at Lincoln Center, Jacob’s Pillow, Gibney Dance Center, Center for Performance Research, The New World Symphony, Ailey Studios, for Art Basel Miami, The Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, HATCH presenting series, at Harlem Repertory Theater, and the West End Theater. Danielle’s dance films have been presented at Dance on Camera, Cucalorus and ScreenDance Miami. Her films received awards for “Best Experimental Film” at O Cinema and third prize for “Best Film” at ScreenDance Miami in 2015. Danielle received her BS in Dance and English from Northwestern University in 2012 and was invited into the Doug Varone “Devices” choreographic mentorship program in 2016. She has also worked with and performed works by Billy Seigenfeld and The Jump Rhythm Jazz Project, Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak, Annie Bessera and Striding Lion, Jeff Hancock, Chet Walker, Bill Hastings and Dana Moore.

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Daniel Yankiver

(Director/ Editor/ Co-Creator) is a filmmaker passionate about the art of storytelling through visual mediums. A graduate of Tisch School of Arts at NYU, Daniel is dedicated to perfecting his craft and utilizing his versatile skills to partake in various filmmaking roles. Daniel currently lives and works in Miami, directing and producing films, commercials, music videos, documentaries, dance films and variety of other projects pertaining to the visual arts. He also collaborates with renowned filmmakers, photographers, dancers, performers, musicians, international artists, and organizations. Daniel is a firm believer in utilizing his skills for the advancement of film as an art form and powerful medium for storytelling. He strives to accomplish this mission in his everyday work and the work he does with others.

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Katie Wiegman

(Choreographer / Dancer / Co-creator) began her dance training at a young age in New Mexico and moved to Miami in 2006 where she graduated from New World School of the Arts in 2010 with Summa Cum Laude honors in dance performance. Her professional performing career in Miami included collaborations with several independent choreographers and performing artists including Lazaro Godoy, Fernando Calzadilla, Dale Andree, and Natasha Tsakos. In addition, she was a full-time member of CircX, Collective Portal, and Nazmo Dance Collective. Katie has studied and performed as a soloist in original works by David Dorfman, Walter Kennedy, and Larry Keigwin. She choreographed and performed commissioned site-specific and interactive works for the New World Symphony, the Mobile Micro Theater, the DanceUSA National Convention, Vernissage Miami River Art Fair during Art Basel 2013 and Knight Foundation-funded project “On Board” during Art Basel 2014. Katie is also an avid collaborator in non-traditional avenues of dance including long-distance co-choreography, visual artist collaborations, and dance on film, notably having film works presented in Screendance Miami, Cucalorus, the Tiny Dance Film Festival, and Movies by Movers. Since relocating to Denver, Colorado she performs with the renowned Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble.