Although I'm not that interested in the K-pop/modern styles of dance, something that has been trending in the Chinese music scene lately is the use of interpretive dance in Chinese music videos. (I think this has something to do with Ed Sheehan's use of alternative dance styles in his music video for "Thinking out loud"). Interpretive/contemporary dance is something that I really appreciate, having been a ballet dancer myself for 15 years. Thus, here are a few of my favourites of the moment I'd like to share with you!
If you have any you'd like to share with me, comment down below!
Dawen Wang-Not Qualified
Dawen's fusion of the classical genre with pop music in his song "Not Qualified" is a perfect accompaniment for the use of interpretive dance! And the dancers Ash & Lily did an amazing job too, executing a dance that represented the loneliness and vulnerability of the song. Intermingling the use of suspense and abandon with slow, nuanced movements, it was certainly a pleasure to watch as they danced live in time to Dawen accompanying on the piano in the video.
Men Envy Children-This is not the love I want
Taking a more sultry approach to interpretive dance, Men Envy Children's lead singer Mify Chen who is actually a professionally trained dance teacher shines in this film-noir music video where she incorporates fluid, elegant movements into a storyline involving herself as a third party with two other dancers. beautifully shot, the dance moves of the three dancers involved hint unsubtly at sexual themes, mixing lust with abandon in suspenseful motions that are pieced together perfectly and full of meaning.
Although it's a little creepy that the guy is wearing a mask to me, the music video for Gem's song "Therefore於是" is thematically a very interesting mix of wild wild west imagery with a Spanish influence to it. An interesting visual experience helped by the interpretive dancing used! Although i'm not entirely sure what the story created has to do with the song...
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