The dance fan in me loves this video so, so much. It’s a music video, but evidently the choreographer, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, is a bid deal in the contemporary dance world. What strikes me is how closely he must have worked with the director, Christian Larson, on film decisions: there are moments where the video is sped up and slowed down, and this could only have been intentional from the outset since the music was pre-recorded and all the movements stay on its beat. With that and things like quick cuts from different angles, the camera isn’t just filming a dance, but helping to create it. I would love to have sat in on their planning sessions…it’s so well crafted! Also love the bleak colors.
October 23, 2013 by firstname.lastname@example.org