Watch FKA twigs' New Baltimore Dance Project
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:08:27
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FKA twigs spent the summer doing good things. Back in July of this year she hosted a free dance workshop in Baltimore. With her were her team of dancers and choreographers, as she issued an open invitation to anyone over the age of 18 who wanted to perform with her at her show in the city. The workshop was filmed for a new documentary, presented by WeTransfer, and it's called "Baltimore Dance Project".
The sense of the creative process is captured well. The optimistic, encouraging presence of twigs during the workshop offers the young adults a sense of ambition and creative resilience in the face of every day challenges. Shot in stunning black and white, the movie conveys the energy and the focus of all participants as they practice, sweat and learn from one another.
The documentary delivers as much of the artist's world view as it does her incredible work ethic: "This is a safe place, no matter what your ability is or your age," she says, "Nobody cares whether you get routines right or wrong, whether your favorite move goes to plan or it doesn't. ... In the world, especially at the moment, there's so much tension, so much angst, and so much misunderstanding. I just believe through music and art and being creative and expressing ourselves as young people, it's really important that we're able to break those barriers, because we're going to be the next people making this world a safe place. When things are difficult, art always flourishes."
—The ARTISTdirect Staff