Robyn in the Philip Van De Roq piece, ripped pic from Antons FB (in the hat)
So it is finally here, the video we worked intensivly on for a way shorter time than you think because of facts we couldnt handle any other way. The actual filming took place at Filmhuset in Stockholm Sunday the 9 th of May, we started around 07 in the morning and went on until 02.30... had my peple with me; you see my lil' bro Dennis as the MF'in HUNK of the Vid haha! Then we have curlygirl Nicole, fashionable Bianca, ferocious Bambam and Martha getting down the way only Martha can. We have super hot xstras as Selam Skogsdjur, partystarter Anton and Zhala la Diva. Add a mass of extremly goodlooking stylish swedes - and then I'm not talking about so called Blog Fashionistas, Im talking about real deal style like that kid in a snot green 90 ies KENZO JEANS jacket or the dude with metal pinky ring/finger nail or Arashs waist long hair a la Rick Owens steelo! Of course there's always some that is a little bit too hungry for that air but over all; SWEDEN IS LOOKING HELLA FINE - I'M PROUD!!!
It was a long day, for all of us. Director Max Vitali raved (with help from me and Gorjan!) a long with the crowd until the end, and I was coaching and dancing behind the camera boosting over energy to Ms Thang the whole day. Then Ali, Naomi and Linda making ROBYN look gorgeous and of course the whole big filmteam! We had nice company from Interscope too, MsMama Nicole - headboss over the video section at Interscope whas with us, I think she had a good time and on top of that she learned the whole choreography!
I started working with this piece in my old girl room at my parents house, it was the BEST possible place to be, cause I got the memories back from being that youngsta experiencing the lyrics in that song in one of these school dances... We've all been there. I got so deep into it I had tears in my eyes for a moment!!!The whole idea of choreographing Robyn, I would nearly prefer to write "making Robyn move" or "expression in motion", it's about making it simple, using moves everybody can do, focus on energy and expression NOT complex choreography. The last thing I ever will do with her is something USHER- or BEYONCE-esque... We wanted the pissed off, aggressive (Rosie P) feeling of being dismissed alternated with the heartbreaking sadness you can't escape from. As I wrote earlier, I miss the melancholic "Pet Shop Boys"-type-of-bridge from the original track, cause I think it adds an dimension to the song, but then the video turned out really dramaturgical this way. I really enjoy doing this, comming from the world of a freestyle dancer trying to make everything as difficult as possible for so many years, it's truly liberating. And of course I couldn't miss the chance to get ROBYN to do the classic "make out wih myself-dance" with a title like that! As Dj ROKK said the other day, these clubscenes is some of the best in quite a bit - cause you really feel Robyn, she knows how to do that to you - don't she, and all the contrarious feelings on the floor. I hope you enjoy this video!