So excited to be featured in a new Web Series on Nowness.com called " Lift Up". I'm happy to be able to share the beauty of our sport rhythmic gymnastics!!
Nastasya Generalova in High-Fashion endurance video for NOWNESS
High-fashion endurance from America’s Olympic gymnast hopefuls
A trio of teenage gymnasts trade the gym for Los Angeles’ Angels Gate Park Center in Lift Up, which follows their bid to be part of the USA’s 2016 Olympics team. “I've always been a big fan of rhythmic gymnastics and I used to practice the sport as a kid,” says Buenos Aires-born, New York-based director Agostina Gálvez, who wanted to bring out the hypnotizing element of Nastasya Generalova, Aliya Protto and Gabrielle Lowenstein’s routines. “The geometry of the location plays well with the gymnasts’ bodies, and also with the apparatus they use when they perform.”
“The geometry of the location plays well with the gymnasts’ bodies”
The ocean-view landscape and surreal basketball court provide a primary-color palette straight out of Godard’s 1966 classic Pierrot le Fou. “We thought these tones would help delineate and emphasize the girls’ movements,” says Gálvez, whose previous short La Novia de Frankenstein opened at the Locarno, Viennale and New York film festivals.
STATS FROM THE SET
Angels Gate Park Center, Los Angeles.
Number of takes
3 to 4.
Number of women on set
Number of men on set
Approximate calories burned during performance
Age of gymnast
"Cycles" by Suits (stretching routine); "Cranekiss" by Tamaryn (choreography).
Style by Julia Ehrlich
Produced by Geraldine Baron
Co-Produced by ParanaFilms