This film is meant to express femininity and grace in all that women possess. With inspirations drawn from Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and Jawole Zollar, we aimed to celebrate women’s aptitude in provoking various emotions within a person through dance. Every move that we execute in the film serves a purpose, whether it be by the swinging of the hair as portrayed in “Rosas Danst Rosas,” or interpreting messages through the choreography as done countless times by Zollar. We recognize that part of the modern woman’s identity includes the power to evoke attraction from her simple gestures. That is why the film is entirely shot in black and white; it forces the viewer to focus on the shapes a woman’s body creates and recognize the potential she has to stimulate a form of attraction. The “Better Than You” by Backronym, utilized in the beginning and end, alone highlights a woman’s willpower to go beyond what has been assumed of her role. The rendition of “The Way You Make Me Feel,” sung by Judith Hill, perfectly provides the sultry essence of a woman through her perspective, making it more appropriate than the original performed by Michael Jackson. Incorporating a stanza from the poem “Phenomenal Woman” by Maya Angelou was only fitting for this piece, as its sole purpose is to praise the organic nature of a woman’s being. The stanza we chose to recite as opposed to the others perfectly translates the power a woman withholds. This work of art is the celebration of the woman and everything she is. ALL RIGHTS GO TO THEIR ORIGINAL OWNERS. WE OWN NOTHING.
Videography: Breanna Morton
Choreography: Hadiatu Jalloh
Editing/track mixing/concept: Da’Nelle Grier