FKA Twigs Releases Inspirational Documentary 'Baltimore Dance Project'
    • THURSDAY, DECEMBER 08, 2016

    • Posted by: Mandi Dudek

    As if we need another reason to fall in love with FKA Twigs, she decides to go to Baltimore for a regularly scheduled show and leaves with a moving short film about bringing people together through music and dance. On one of the hottest days in July, FKA Twigs put out an open call to dancers in Baltimore to join her for a free workshop alongside her team of choreographers and dancers. It resulted in over 400 dancers showing up so longtime collaborator, Nick Walker, directed it while WeTransfer recorded it and today, the nine-minute documentary Baltimore Dance Project has been released.

    "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 obvious has so much soul and so much amazing energy" Twigs said in a statement. "You'll be able to connect with them rather than being another artist that is passing through."

    FKA Twigs chose a city that comes with preconceptions and decided to create a community where everyone can laugh, connect and grow. Twigs and collaborators Ramon Baynes, Kash Powell and Dominic Lawrence spent five hours teaching the hundreds of dancers routines while encouraging them to add their own steps as well.

    And just when you thought you couldn't love the British singer more, after the workshop, Twigs invited select dancers to perform on her Baltimore leg of her tour to promote homegrown artistry.

    Watch the full Baltimore Dance Project here.

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