Monday, May 30

For an Alicia Keys Video, Choreographing Spontaneity

"How do you plan a spontaneous-looking dance party? That was one task facing the choreographer Celia Rowlson-Hall on the Brooklyn set of the music video for 'In Common,' the nonchalantly danceable new single from Alicia Keys. Directed by Pierre Debusschere in high-definition black and white, the video features about a dozen dancers for whom the term 'backup' doesn’t apply. They are front and center. As Ms. Keys sings from her perch on a free-standing fire escape, intimate duets, seductive solos and euphoric jam sessions unfold on an abstracted city street below. ... The formidable Niv Acosta, best known in the New York downtown dance and theater scene, floats toward the camera, vogueing with a sultry stare. ..."
NY Times (Video)
Celia Rowlson Hall (Video)
Celia Rowlson Hall - Choreography - (Video)
Pierre Debusschere (Video)
Niv Acosta
vimeo: Celia Rowlson Hall