Alma Video

Alma Video provides video documentation of the performance work of the divisions of Alma del Tango. In addition, Alma Video makes resources available for rehearsal recordings and archiving of instructional materials useful to dancers of Argentine Tango.

Alma Video also provides technical resources, equipment and training to individuals creating film or video projects related to the teaching or presentation of Argentine Tango dance. Alma Video receives its financial support from both gifts specifically designated for this purpose, equipment loans and pro-bono efforts of John Campbell and Peter Ivory.

Recordings of Live Performances

Live performance works include both archival footage (simple, unedited full-stage recordings) useful for production planning and for support of the dancers’ submissions for festivals, portential performances, grants, etc. The projects range from single camera shoots to 3-camera high-definition projects that include sound recording and editing as well as extensive post-production video editing and DVD authoring.

Examples include feature-length movies of Leading Ladies of TangoTango a Romantic Ritual (2008), and short submissions for web publication.

Production Support for Artists

Alma Video is available to provide assistance to other video or film artists. This ranges from loaning equipment to assisting in filming productions other than live performance to assistance and training in post-production.

Examples include work done in support of several film and video projects by Daniel Peters.

Rehearsal Video

Alma Video provides cameras, editing and as-needed media storage of rehearsal materials. The dancers use this tool extensively in rehearsal and development of choreography.

Nostalgias from Leading Ladies of Tango

Excerpted from the feature video “Leading Ladies of Tango” produced by Ted Viviani and presented at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, California, 2006.

All My Friends by Daniel Peters

Alma Video provided assistance in video storyboarding for final cuts in the film version of this movie. We also assisted Daniel in publishing his work for internet.

Trailer from Leading Ladies of Tango

Excerpted from the feature video “Leading Ladies of Tango” produced by Ted Viviani and presented at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, California, 2006.

Tango: A Romantic Ritual

Video from 2008 season

For more information about Alma Video, contact video@almadeltango.org.