New video


So here is a video, of me in studio last night. I love this song by Beats Antique and I finally decided to just try a bit of improv!

I obviously see a lot of mistakes and things I can do better in. I like improv though and I’d like to try and get better at it. I am actively working on dancing more and doing yoga more often, so I want to document any progress I might make.

Seeing yourself on video is a double-edged sword. It’s cool that I can see what I’ve improved on, but at the same time it shows me what I still need to do.

I’m trying to see that in a positive light – that I have never learned it all and that there is always so much for me to do! It’s a never-ending journey! 🙂

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10 comments

  1. I just went through a similar review of myself on video with my dance troupe. It’s nerve-wracking, but you’re right! You can see what you’ve improved upon, and it’s a good way to know what to work on next. 🙂 Keep going!! =^–^=

  2. Video is an excellent way of self-critique. It’s in those moments that I think, why is my hand doing that or I need to work on that movement. Not only do I try to see what I’ve missed but I also have to write at least one thing that I’ve done well and one thing that has improved since the last video. It helps balance out the pros and the cons. Keep up the good work!

  3. Taking a video of yourself is one effective way of improving your skills. Great job! I would just to ask for the song title that you used in this dance. Thanks!

    1. Thank you! 🙂 The song is Daft Punk – Get Lucky feat. Charles Butler – Beats Antique REMIX. I am on the Beats Antique mailing list and they had this song up for free download – they do it every now and then – definitely worth signing up! 🙂

  4. Love the video! Well done! Great isolation’s and beautiful maya’s. But be careful to show accurate musical texture. For instance at about 0:28 you hit the first tick but on the second you choose a smoother movement. This is a nice choice but adding a contraction such as a tiny tiny hip drop and then continuing the smooth movement would add a little extra texture that will make you look more polished. Oh also remember that there is a lovely melody line that is begging to be danced to. Try flipping between following the rhythm and the melody. It will keep the audience engaged and on the edge of their seats 🙂 “What will she do next” 🙂 Honestly though, It takes a lot of guts to post a practice video,fantastic work, you look beautiful!

    1. Thanks for your comment & crit! 🙂 Always good to see what other people see in a video! I am still very new to improv, so a few times in this video I got very stuck with what to do next but tried to make it look fluid! 😛 Fake it ’til I make it!

  5. It’s great living in the 21st century, with video feedback so easily available, yet so few actually take advantage of it. You go girl! Great work – my favorite parts are probably yours too: at 0:48 seconds when you smirked.

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