maandag 22 juni 2015

Musical Monday: 5x Just Dance

I really love dancing. I love to do it, but I also very much love to watch it. Ballet, modern dance, you name it. If you like dancing too, there was a series on TV called Bunheads, which was all about a group of girls doing ballet. They had some mean choreography, I really liked it. Though the storyline was somewhat thin. Some of their dances you can watch at YouTube.
There is more fun dancing to be found from behind your computer. In music video's for instance. I've shown you the dance battle video's, which have some great dancing in them. But there are a lot more that show us some good moves. here are my 5 favorites.

Sia - Chandelier

I never really listened to Sia, until this song was one of the suggestions YouTube gave me, and I gave it a try. I was stunned by it's video, in which we see a girl (Maddie Ziegler) perform one, long, solo-dance showing us how crazy she is. Ziegler said about the video:

"I like the whole dance. It was really different and weird for me, because I usually don't, you know, be a crazy person every time. It was so fun to do and it was really out of the box and it expanded me a lot, because I'm used to competition dances where you're like, 'Point your legs!' But this time it was like, you just need to let go and feel it."

And that is just the way it is.

Pink - Try

I was in doubt, weather to use this in the 'fight'-list or not. I think this is one of the strongest music video's there is. It shows Pink and a male dancer (Colt Prattes), in some sort of dance-fight, and everyone knows it is portraying domestic violence. It's beautiful, it's violent, it's emotional. Pink herself said about the video;

"Making this video was the most fun I've ever had in my entire career," I never wanted it to end. It's my favorite video ever."

 Janet Jackson - Rhytm Nation

The Jacksons have some dance moves up their sleeves. Michael proved it in numereous video's, like Bad, and Thriller. But Miss Janet Jackson knows how to dance just as good. In fact, as a teenager, I once saw a Janet tribute on TV, in which they praised her dance skills by doing some cool dancing too (look for it on YouTube, there is some mean dancing going on there too). Janet has some some VMA's for her video's and this is one of them. Janet did most of the choreography herself. And best of this video is, that it is almost all dancing. no storytelling, no boring face-shots. Just dance.

Kiesza - Hideaway

This song isn't really special in itself. The video is one that keeps amazing me. Kiesza's Hideaway video is one that is one single shot. Yes, all those dancers, impeccable timing and amazing dance moves  were all done in one, single shot. Can you imagine how many times they've had to do this over and over and over again until they had it perfect. 

Stromae - Papaoutai

This very disturbing video by the Belgian singer Stromae features some very beautiful choreography, showing parents doing fun stuff with their kids, but also how kids become very similar to their parents. The song is about a dad who's not around, something Stromae can relate to, as he only seldom saw his father until he was finally killed. The title means where are you papa? In the video, the dad is physically present, but not in mind. In the song, somewhere it is said: we can all make babies, by why can't we make papa's? In the end of the video, the son becomes the same lifeless mannequin as his dad, as that is the only thing his dead taught him.