Film Work

Gold

2020

Gold, is a superhero dance film, that examines the innate powers of Black womanhood. There's a saying that when a Black woman takes off her earrings and puts on vaseline, she's about to fight. What would happen  if she puts on her earrings on and she transforms into a superhero?

 

Director & Choreographer : Jade Charon

Director of Photography : Eric McCambridge

Editor: Eric McCambridge & Jade Charon

Trilogy

Between 2016-2018, Jade Charon created a trilogy of the dance films that focuses on the unfair killings of Black and Brown people due to police brutality in America.The first two films Reverse & Recharge were meant to stand in solidarity with 
the Black Lives Matter movement. Restore is culmination of these ideas with an addition 
of the artist inviting audiences to view her own journey of healing as a Black woman.

Restore

2018

Restore, is a dance documentary film that focuses on Jade’s solo journey to creating 
healing spaces for Black Women in her community. By drawing from her recorded experiences 
in Burkina Faso and Senegal as a source of inspiration, Jade begins to create a healing 
experience for her community by first her healing herself. Some theorists believe that 
when African American women wear their hair in braids, whether subconsciously or 
consciously, they are longing to connect with their African roots. In agreement with this 
theory, Jade narrates this films by getting her natural hair braided. The braiding process 
begins her journey to reconnection with her history and identity. 

Directed & Choreographed by Jade Charon 

Cinematographer- Champ Robinson  

Edited: Champ Robinson, Jade Charon 

Recharge

2017

Recharge, the second film speaks to spiritual transformation . Jade, searches for peace 
and solitude. Isolated from the 
community and located by the ocean in Malibu, CA, iJade is able to confront her lack of hope in humanity through their spiritual guidance and dance. 

Directed & Choreographed by Jade Charon 

Cinematographer- Champ Robinson  

Edited: Champ Robinson, Jade Charon 

Reverse

2016

Reverse, filmed in Compton and Watts, featured 10 young women from UCLA and 
Watts Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club, using the duality of dance as both celebratory and 
a source of vulnerability to deal with life circumstances. The film asks viewers to look at 
African American Social dances like the Milly Rock and Krumping, and the realities of 
the environment of the innercity of Los Angeles, through a lens of Black Women 
expression which is often eluded from traditional western spaces.

Directed & Choreographed by Jade Charon 

Cinematographer- Champ Robinson  

Edited: Champ Robinson, Jade Charon 

Commisioned Director's Work

Jade Charon has directed, choreographed, and edited films and music video for artists around the world.

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