Friday, 27 May 2011

Video: Erykah Badu "Out My Mind Just In Time"

OUT MY MIND JUST IN TIME from Creative Control on Vimeo.

I find it hard to imagine this was in no way influenced by the recent Pina Bausch resurgence - it's basically a solo version of Café Müller without the chairs (please go and see Wim Wenders spectacular 3D film Pina, out now). Not that I'm knocking it, quite the opposite - whatever inspired it this is gorgeous and 99% of the contemporary dancers I studied with would kill for an ounce of the charisma and presence Erykah Badu brings to this piece, and her sense of physicality and vocabulary is really impressive for someone without formal training. Where movement is concerned the emotional is far more important than the physical.


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