2017-2019 Gerald Casel Dance
Lighting and media designer for Bay Area dance creator 

What did VE do?

Aron has had the pleasure of working alongside choreographer Gerald Casel, serving as lighting and media designer for multiple productions and projects since 2017. Lighting for dance is where the roots of VE originated, so we make it a point to still be active in creating for dance and theatrical projects to keep our work inspired and rooted. 

Where did this project take place? 

Most recently, GeraldCaselDance performed “Not About Race Dance” and “Cover Your Mouth When You Smile” at ODC Theatre in San Francisco, CA as well as at the Kuandu Dance Arts Festival in Tapei, Taiwan. 

What was unique about this project?

Gerald’s work “complicates and provokes questions surrounding colonialism, collective cultural amnesia, whiteness and privilege, and the tensions between the invisible/perceived/obvious structures of power.” With our involvement and collaborations, we strive to find the balance between complementing the movement on stage without overpowering the underlying themes being expressed — augmenting movement and emotion to create a more intimate experience. 


Not About Race Dance @ ODC San Francisco


Not About Race Dance @ ODC San Francisco


Cover Your Mouth When You Smile @ ODC San Francisco

Tools Used :

Vectorworks + Cinema4D for conceptual / lighting design
Notch + Resolume for media and projection design
ETC Ion / EOS for lighting control 

Key Players :

Lighting / Media Design – Visual Endeavors / Aron Altmark
Sound Design / Composition – Tim Russell