This video is of choreography by Kevin Maher, the same choreographer as the last video I discussed, and this video does a lot of what I feel the last video didn’t. At first watch, the words that stuck out in my head were smooth and fierce. This choreography really works with and accentuates the music and lyrical rhythm, and it it very obvious (to me) that there were choices made when it came to which rhythm the choreography would accentuate, and I like that I can see that in the choreographer’s voice written in the dance. A lot of people could get consumed in trying to match the movements precisely with the rhythm of Azealia’s lyrics, but that could get a dancer very tangled very fast, and leave a viewer rushing to catch up (as talked about in a previous video).
I also love the use of up/down-stage-left/right. It would be interesting to see the area in the diagonals used a little more. How would that change the feel/direction of the movement? For instance, the parts that feel fierce to me feel that way partially because it’s traveling toward me, as if I’m being confronted (which, Azealia’s voice is very confrontational by that point in time, so it also matches up to the tone of the song).
I really do wish more people would use the edited [clean] version of the song though.