Modern Ballerina

If there was nothing else to do – no emails to answer, no texts to write, no statuses to browse through, if there was nothing pulling us away from who we really are, and all we were left with was ourselves – then we could move freely and it would be beautiful.

No matter how uptight, how rigid, and how painfully scared we are, we have to move and we have to dance. It’s our one true defense against everything bad that has taken the purpose out of our step. It restarts the conversation that gets us to love ourselves again.

I’ve worked with Sarah a few different times for films and articles and we never have quite enough time to get into the really salty stuff. Sarah was a ballerina, a modern dancer, and a yogi in NYC before she moved to San Diego.

Her postures are so goddamn perfect that I wanted to find a way to make it look a little creepy or voyeuristic or something not pristine.

We spent a lot of time on the floor because she loves being connected to the ground and rolling around and it makes for great pics so I had fun with it.

Her physical ability was awesome, she could do anything I asked, and make it better than what I was picturing. And being a brilliant performer, she worked the camera over like none other.

Thank you Sarah.

I love watching people dance, especially when they love dancing.

modern ballerina from kale & cigarettes on Vimeo.

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