Measurements – a little improv dance

There’s this song called “Measurements” by James Blake. I don’t know what he’s trying to communicate through it, but I’ve wanted to make something to it for a long long time, ever since last summer. Here’s the first trial.

About the song: one part that stuck out to me is this line:

”Trees in clouds, testing bounds, trying not to be too bold.”

The irony is that trees don’t have desire, they’re not trying to test or prove anything. They grow tall because that’s what they do. In the same way, we need to let ourselves develop into our potential. “Who are you not to be great?” Then, striving has no burden, but rather becomes a way of understanding ourselves.

Comments on my movement: I was trying to listen to the music a little more than I’m use to. After like 30 seconds, I stopped listening.

Another thing: ”when you give, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing”. Between your hands are your noggin, some time, and opportunity to change our mind. I think the same applies for a lot of other things that we know we should and want to do, but don’t – like making a dance to this song. hehe So here it is, half a year later.
– Chelsea


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