Choreographer, Lindsey Taylor, directed this interpretation of Isao Tomita’s synth exploration of Holst’s ‘The Planets’. She focused exclusively on the Jupiter movement. Paul Solieau (Christeene) and Stanley Roy Williamson (Fantasy) were cast as the King and Queen of the Galaxy, who deliver a special holiday message to the surface dwellers of the largest planet. Lindsey’s troupe of dancers performed this piece as part of a showcase at First St. Studios in Austin, TX.

Inspired by Tomita’s 60s synth sensibilities, I opted for a more retro sci-fi look. I had recently watched Robinson Crusoe on Mars and the matte paintings captured my imagination.