A dance film by Derion Loman / Performed by Derion Loman & Simon Greenberg / Cinematography by Aaron Mendez / Edited by Simon Greenberg / Metal work by Stuart Mason / Music: Warrior Healer (Feat. Charlotte Douglas ) by Geminelle
By any means necessary. is a reminder that the road to voting is an arduous one. It’s paramount that we continue to pursue our right to vote regardless of what may try to prevent us. Our voices, drummed up to a cadence that propels us toward the day of equality. It Is time to face these challenges head on. Our will is strong and can not be broken.
Derion Loman hails from Fairfield, California. His interest in dance came from his involvement in color guard, where he toured with the World Championship Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps. Derion started dancing his sophomore year of college at the age of 19 and graduated in 2012 with a B.A. in Psychology and a B.F.A. in Dance from the University of California Santa Barbara. He began his professional career as a pioneer member of BHdos, Ballet Hispanico’s Second Company, where he performed at a variety of events and venues including Symphony Space Theatre, The FBI, and The Presidential Inauguration. In 2013 He started with Pilobolus as the company’s first-ever Dancer Apprentice, and was cast as a full time company member in 2014. In his time with Pilobolus he performed works created in collaboration with Sidi Larbi, Avshalom Poluk and Imbal Pinto, and OKGO. As well as, collaborating on work with Javier De Frutos and World renowned Magicians Penn and Teller. He later went on to join the touring cast of Diavolo Architecture in motion where he was a finalist for America’s Got Talent, as well as a leading role in their newest creation “Voyage”. He also Appeared in several music videos including: “Chuck Close” by G.E.M. And “Missing you” by Ingrid Michaelson. Most recently Derion is known for being a Divisional Finalist on NBC’s World of Dance Season 3. You may have even seen him performing on the 2019 Emmy awards! Find him on Instagram: @derionloman
ABOUT MOVE AMERICAN
ARTISTS TESTIFY WITH EMBODIED STORIES, COMPOSE THE ART THAT WILL PRESENT THE HISTORY OFTEN BURIED AND ERASED, AND CREATIVELY ENACT THE BETTER WORLD WE KNOW IS POSSIBLE. TO SUPPORT THE MASSIVE MOBILIZATION FOR CHANGE IN THE UNITED STATES AND HELP SUSTAIN THE MOMENTUM OF THE MOVEMENT ALL THE WAY TO THE ELECTION, WE PRESENT MOVE AMERICAN FROM SEPTEMBER 7 – NOVEMBER 2: A SERIES OF SHORT DANCE FILMS FEATURING A DIFFERENT SELF-DIRECTED MOVEMENT ARTIST FROM SOMEWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES, EXAMINING OR SHARING A SOCIAL JUSTICE/POLITICAL/HUMAN RIGHTS TOPIC. THESE DANCE FILMS ARE INTENDED TO SERVE AS PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS OF SORTS, WITH A CLEAR ACTION ITEM LINKED TO EACH FILM CALLING ON FOLKS TO PREPARE AND TAKE ACTION TO VOTE.