Dance and art in general are always discovering new ways make thoughtful work. This sometimes calls for artists to work interdisciplinary in other fields of medium. Some of the great collaborations I recall is the Merce Cunningham and John Cage.
Collaboration can lead artists so many different direction. You can start with an idea and end up somewhere completely different. Collaborations can also deepen art and make it more accessible to a wider audience. Let's say you make a dance about nature. If you were to work with a videographer you could add the element of pictures and video taken of real life nature. You could actually bring the outside in and help evoke that atmosphere of walking though an exotic landscape.
That is exactly what we are doing today. AND MORE! We are working with New York based Maya Ciarrocchi who is a video and designer and installation artist. The whole studio is dark. We have blacked out all the windows to make it feel like a real theater. The scrim is up and being projected on as we speak.
What makes for such interesting images being projected is having the person taking the video and pictures here. We had the luxury of having Maya Fly down with the company to experience Chiapas. She then was able to turn it around and give a new prospective on Chiapas, Mexico and the Mayan Culture.