This is a great video featuring synchronized swimming! I stumbled onto it a couple years ago and have re-visted every once and a while since then. The song itself is a treat- it feels to me like a Cole Porter song phonograph style re-interpreted as punk. The video is a real gem as well, pairing the nostalgic feel of a Busby Berkeley-like synchronized swimming with au-courant vibrant colors and attitude. I especially love the use of the balloons, and the extended diving sequence at the end is a model for screen/film/video dance (or swimming): the medium should be used to make possible–and, to a certain extent, believable–something which would otherwise be impossible.
December 4, 2010
Sunday Drivers “My Plan”
Twenty-something dance scholar, dancer, linguist/langophile, poet, and amateur fashonista, in the process of getting my PhD in Dance Studies, and lovin' every second of it. This blog will reflect the multiplicity of my inspirations and creations. View all posts by readymadebouquet
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