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  • Nastasya Generalova in High-Fashion video for NOWNESS

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    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!!

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    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

    Location
    Angels Gate Park Center, Los Angeles.

    Number of takes
    3 to 4.

    Number of women on set
    14.

    Number of men on set
    5.

    Approximate calories burned during performance
    500.

    Age of gymnast
    15,16,19

    Soundtrack
    "Cycles" by Suits (stretching routine); "Cranekiss" by Tamaryn (choreography).
    Style by Julia Ehrlich
    Produced by Geraldine Baron
    Co-Produced by ParanaFilms Show less
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