Dance Performance and Choreography : Melissa Garcia Velez
Film Direction, Editing and Production : Damian Calvo
Assistant Camera/B Camera Operator: Samantha Pyra
Artistic Director: Everett Weng
Makeup Artist: Swain McCaughrin
Dance and Production Consultant: Danny Murillo

Producer for MUBIGarage/Ghosts: Luis Alguera

Special Thanks: Dana McGee, Juan Calvo,

Support The Dream Act

Guajira (I Love U 2 Much) – Yerba Buena
El Bombo (Tequemen el Bombo) – ChocQuibTown
Hips Don’t Lie / Bamboo (2006 FIFA World Cup Mix en Español) – Shakira

A dance by Melissa Garcia Velez against the backdrop of the NYC skyline


We began with shooting in studio, waiting for the afternoon light to begin shooting on the rooftop. Here we had the opportunity to shoot some interview footage.

     Afterwards we moved to our exterior location to shoot the main dance sequence. We moved quickly as the light faded fast shooting three complete versions of the dance and later editing them together in sync with the music.










With a very limited budget the idea was to put together a few simple but great elements. A talented dancer, a location, and dressing the location, and finally the light and time of day.

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