#nowplaying I’m in Miami Bitch (clean version: I’m in Miami Trick) by LMFAO
Something I’m looking forward to this summer,
I’m a big fan of the Step Up films and Jon M. Chu, mostly because they like to push limits and explore new boundaries, always taking things to the next level with each instalment released. For Step Up: Revolution, they’ve taken it even a notch higher (of course), making this the biggest one yet – placing emphasis on a whole mob of dancers instead of just a crew and setting it against the colourful vibrance of Miami, where a revolutionary shift from performance art to protest art takes place. Dancing, to make a difference and fight for a greater cause.
Oh, and I’m going absolutely crazy over the cutting-edge scene with the suits and escalators! Very avant-garde, mm. I’ve such an affair with everything sleek, smooth and sharp. So, so sexy.
Also known as Step Up 4, Step Up 4: Miami Heat, Step Up: Revolution hits theatres on the 27th of July 2012. Be a part of something different. Be a part of something special. This summer’s going to be good.
Digressing slightly (on a similar note though), this pretty much goes without saying – I love dance films. I simply adore them. I love the feeling they leave you with – the incredible desire to fight for what you want, the powerful drive to strive for your passions, the empowering, relentless rush of creative energy and inspiration. It’s something I definitely wouldn’t mind being addicted to at all, and especially so since I’m a dancer as well.
StreetDance 2 and Step Up 3D are by far my favourites, although Step Up: Revolution would most probably triumph in my books come July, I reckon. What I loved about StreetDance 2 was the whole idea of exploring and jet-setting to different cosmopolitan cities in search of dancers across Europe – from London to Rome, Ibiza to Berlin, Amsterdam to Paris. Oh, the wanderlust it evoked in me.
Step Up 3D meanwhile, was centred more along the concept of a community of dancers – living together, working together, dancing together. And I liked that the male lead was also a filmmaker, interviewing the dancers on what dance meant to them and what they loved about it.
These trailers, along with the films themselves of course, are the main inspiration behind the short dance film I’m in the midst of planning (one of my summer 2012 projects!), aiming to be completed sometime next month before I leave Aberdeen. It’s still in its early stages and I’m not going to say too much yet until things actually start rolling, so fingers crossed! Exciting stuff. I’ve already gotten most of the people I need on board, but if you’re interested in being a part of this, please contact me.