The iconic Miss Brenda, on the NW side of the city. Creating connections through authentic, human interactions. Project by ArtPeers. Thanks to GreenFrog Photo & Video, and SideCar Studios. Music by FrivolousShara. Made possible by Wege Foundation.


Dance on film in three movements, made in Grand Rapids, MI. Co-created by ArtPeers, DITA and MASARY Studios (based in Boston, MA). Made possible with support from the City of Grand Rapids, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc (DGRI), Wege Foundation, Sidecar Studios, Goodrich Quality Theatres Inc, the Grand Rapids Hip-Hop Coalition and the Hip-Hop Literacy Project.…



Article about ArtPeers short-film exploring public art in Grand Rapids, Michigan Written by Holly Bechiri In celebration of Festival of the Art’s 50th year, SideCar Studios and ArtPeers set out to explore the impact of Alexander Calder’s La Grande Vitesse, the importance of public art, accessibility and arts festivals, and what we need to continue…


Article: I Rock My Own 2019

[ARTICLE] Cultural identity and the power of pride (Feb. 24-25, 2019). First, a confession: The first thing I paid attention to on Monday morning was on Instagram: a photo of a little girl named Clara, screaming into the camera with glee, sporting a “beauty is found within” t-shirt and her natural, tightly-coiled short hair. Once…


IRMO 2019 Portrait Gallery

Natural-hair portraits (created 2/24/19 at DeVos Place) as part of a public art project to expand our understanding of cultural identity in West Michigan. COLLABORATORS ArtPeers Natural Hair GR Aurrik Brand Movement JoJo’s House of Beauty…



The 2018 “con-text-ure” project is a collaboration between DITA, ArtPeers and UICA. artistic director: Amy Wilson director: Erin Wilson director of photography: Joshua Tyron music score: Fiona Dickinson movement artists: Hannah Sullivan Melody Van Der Veen Cory Goei Jaquie Sochacki Amy Wilson special thanks to: Wege Foundation SideCar Sudios Goodrich Quality Theatres, Inc. Downtown Grand…


Pallas Warbler

The Detroit-based “Moving24fps” project invited ArtPeers to participate in its debut project: Exec. Dir. Erin Wilson was paired with Bedford-Stuyvesant (Brooklyn, NYC) choreographer Johnnie Cruise Mercer, of The RED Project NYC. The pair were given 24 hours to create and complete an original dance film. Mercer brought Richmond (VA) dancer Shanice Mason; Wilson asked Detroit…


CUBES: Trailer debut

[Building what’s possible in public spaces: over 4,000 people experienced the sneak-preview of “Cubes,” by ArtPeers. The trailer represents highlights from both the youth / hip-hop activities July 11, and the music and movement activities July 12. Both night’s activities built on an entanglement between ArtPeers SR|XD and Boston’s Masary Studios. For more info, click here to…


About the CUBES project

Article about ArtPeers and collaborators continuing the transformation of a neglected urban parking lot, Artpeers— creating public art performances of contemporary dance one night and original hip hop the next, capturing them on film. The resulting films will go on to premieres this fall. But first, this August 17, a sneak peek compilation of the…



ArtPeers joined artists from across the Midwest and beyond, converging on Kalamazoo (MI) the weekend of March 10th, for a regional dance festival called RADFest. RADFest judges selected two works by ArtPeers to be featured: mechanical response (co-created by Detroit choreographer Lisa Lamarre) and Pallas Warbler (co-created by NYC choreographer Johnnie Cruise Mercer.) Also chosen…


N’Namdi Center debut

Review: “Lyrical, dark and frighteningly intimate, mechanical response represents the next of evolution of dance for the camera.” -Ryan Myers-Johnson (Founder and Curator, Detroit Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts) A work of art in the medium of dance-on-film (duration: 10 minutes) mechanical response was created by Erin Wilson, Lisa LaMarre, Joshua Tyron, Seth Thompson, Rachael Ahn Harbert, Raleigh Chadderdon, Miranda…


Pull Me Back

Experimental short film featuring DITA wsg. Joshua Burge and Rick Chyme. Written, directed edited by Erin Wilson. Dancers: Hannah Sullivan, Amy Wilson, Hannah Loss, Rachel Finan. Photography by Seth Thompson (DP) and Erin Wilson. Movement score: Amy Wilson. Music: Rick Chyme.

As In Life [in post]

Filmed on a moving 40-foot city bus, in partnership with Rapid Transit, SideCar Studios and Dance in the Annex (DITA). Working title “The Regulars,” directed, produced and edited by Erin Thomas Wilson. Movement score by Amy Wilson. Photography by Joshua Tyron (DP), Seth Thompson and Raleigh Chadderson.


Stand Video directed by: Erin Wilson Vocalists: Edye Evans Hyde, Molly Bouwsma Schultz, Serita Crowley, Karisa Sprite (Wilson) Dancers: Amy Wilson, David Strong, Lisa Fogle Sachs Musicians: Evan Hyde (drums); Corey Ruffin (sax); Theo Ndawillie II (keys); Ian Thompson (bass); Jonathan Moss (trumpet). Audio Engineering, Recording: Alex Hamel Photography: Michael Cook, Seth Thompson, Erin Wilson…


doom eager

doom eager Directed, produced and edited by Erin Thomas Wilson. Movement score and dance by Dance in the Annex (DITA) Artistic Director Amy Wilson. Camera work by Michael Cook, Seth Thompson, DJ Viernes and Erin Thomas Wilson. Dancers: Hannah Sullivan; Mary Jo Masters; David Strong; Tom Duimstra; Irene Dwyer; and Amy Wilson. Original music by…