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On July 18, FKA twigs put out a call for dancers in Baltimore to join her for a special dance project taking place the following day, with around 400 dancers flocking to Baltimore’s Lithuanian Hall for a five-hour workshop. The results of the workshop and subsequent live performance have now been chronicled in a short documentary, titled Baltimore Dance Project, which you can watch in full below.
Directed by twigs’ longtime collaborator Nick Walker in collaboration with WeTransfer, the film follows choreographers Ramon Baynes, Kash Powell and Dominic Lawrence as they lead the group of dancers through a series of different routines, with participants also encouraged to try out their own moves. Twigs herself joined in the dancing. “I’m a dancer. What am I going to do? I am not going to dance by myself, or stand there watching. I want to dance with people and I learned from dancers that were there that day,” she explains.
“Over the past couple of years, Baltimore has always seemed to be in the news for really sad and tragic things,” the artist says on her choice of location. “When I was thinking about doing a dance project, the obvious places would be LA or New York but I thought why not go to a place that obviously has so much soul and so much amazing energy? You’ll be able to connect with them rather than being another artist that is passing through.”
Watch the Baltimore Dance Project via WeTransfer.