23.07.15 by Jeff

Clara Aranovich’s Whimsical Tale of Blindness For Matthew E. White’s “Vision”


Another playful video from director-to-keep-your-eye-on Clara Aranovich (she also directed this) featuring Caitlin Stasey and Edi Gathegi as a pair of blind people who face off with some bullies. At the risk of ruining part of the video I have to mention that the dance sequence was choreographed by one of my favourites Jillian Meyers. I love the magical realism vibe here.

Watch Clara Aranovich’s video for Matthew E. White’s “Vision” below.

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03.06.15 by Jeff

Dance Video of the Day: Seaweed Sisters “Water Fountain”

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Seaweed Sisters is a passion project by acclaimed dancers/choreographers Megan Lawson, Jillian Meyers and Dana Wilson. Prior to meeting my girlfriend I wasn’t at all familiar with the dance world, but these days my favourite thing to search on Youtube is urban dance camp, and I’ve become a huge fan of these three women. This film, set to Tuneyard’s “Water Fountain”, is a follow up to their last film choreographed to Major Lazer’s “Get Free”.

Watch both films below.

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31.12.14 by Jeff

Video of the Day: “Litefeet” A Glimpse into the Subculture of Subway Dancing


Director Scott Carthy has just released a terrific follow up to his film 1050.6(c), about the subculture of subway dancing. The film features the dance crew known as W.A.F.F.L.E. and with moves like the one at 14:03 it’s hard not to like them. Watch the film below.

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20.12.14 by Jeff

Feel Good Video of the Day: B-Boy Culture Breaking Out of Mumbai’s Biggest Slum


I really enjoyed this mini-doc that is essentially a lighthearted Indian B-boy version of Billy Elliot. 15-year old Vikram lives in Dharavi, a slum in Mumbai, India. It’s the largest slum in India, and actually one of the largest in the world. He tells his parents he’s going out to get milk but secretly he is learning to break.

Watch “The SlumGods of Mumbai: Hope, Hip-Hop and The Dharavi Way” below!

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19.12.14 by Jeff

Video of the Day: La Primavera Negra (The Black Spring)


My friend Benjamin Loeb passed along this beautiful short he worked on as the director of photography. This is actually the second chapter of a trilogy of dance films, directed by Copenhagen-based photographer, Esteban. La Primavera Negra is Spanish for ‘The Black Spring’. Nowness premiered the first chapter earlier this month, you can watch it here.

Watch “La Primavera Negra – Chapter Two” below!

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22.09.14 by Jeff

Vertical Dancers Waltz on the Walls of Oakland’s City Hall


Amelia Rudolph and Roel Seeber, two aerial performers from a dance group called Bandaloop, perform a breathtaking dance routine on the side of Oakland’s City Hall during the Art + Soul Festival. I didn’t know vertical dancing was a thing. Would be really cool to shoot an entire movie like this, with different backdrops on different buildings. Watch the video below.

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24.04.14 by Jeff

A-Z of Dance, Finger Tutting, Memphis Jookin’


Jacob Sutton directs this highly entertaining alphabetical catalog of dance moves on the streets of LA, featuring dancers like Lil Buck and Nicole the Pole. I especially loved the finger tutting and the memphis jookin’ (seen above). Watch “A-Z of Dance” below!

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11.02.09 by Jeff

Dancing Japanese biker gang!

Great new video for Peter Bjorn & John’s Nothing To Worry About, directed by Andreas and Filip Nilsson. The Japanese take rockabilly to the next level.

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