30 ’til 30 [Day 5]

Well would you look at this…

I’m sure you’re reading this thinking, ‘What are we looking at?’ Don’t worry it’s nothing too big, we are just looking at the way the ideas of yesterday don’t always correspond with the inspiration of today. Now I know you’re definitely saying, ‘What in the world does that mean?’ Okay let me say it like this, if you had asked me what today’s theme/post was going to be about at 10P yesterday, I would have told you it was going to be a continued Friday series of me learning a dance from YouTube for an hour and posting the results.

Now, as you will see below, that is NOT what is being posted today. Why? Because as I went through my day the motivation to do that just drifted away. And that’s not to say that I didn’t want to do that video, but there is so much more that goes into making a video, especially at home. Like you’ve got to find the right outfit then style it, the lighting has to be superb, and then all the backend editing. Honestly, I don’t know how these YouTubers and Influencers do it, because it can take HOURS to edit a 30 second video and they are just putting out videos every single day.

Y’all, I love that you are supporting this process, but I do not have that kind of time on my hands. And when I say time, you should probably read patience. (Yes, I used y’all because when trying to find the ‘perfect’ term that encompassed my range of friends, ‘guys/girls’ just didn’t sit right with me. So hello southern charm! (Be sure to pronounce ‘charm’ with some emphasis on the ‘ar’ and ‘m.’) Woo hoo!

Okay sorry, that was like nine million little tangents. Today, I am presenting to you some work that I did a little while ago for a project. There are moments when I go out of view and for that I apologize but you will be okay. What you will see is a peak into how I look at refining my movement in the studio. So this phrase will evolve as I continue to practice it and look at it from multiple angles. For me, there is something very beautiful about self discovery in movement especially when the movement phrase is short.

There are two links below, the first is myself going through my phrasing and the second is the final product, a piece named Walking Dream by Jennifer Jones. Happy viewing!

Dancer: Toi B. Brown
Music: [unknown]
Video: iPhone XR
Location: TN
Title: Walking Dream
Choreographer: Jennifer Jones
Dancers: Toi B. Brown, Jill Frere, Jennifer Jones, & Louisa Rader
Music: Yaima
Video & Editing: Jessie Morris
Location: Ijams Nature Center, TN

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