Prom Night: A Litany of Sexy Lovers at the Prom

Prom Night: A Litany of Sexy Lovers at the Prom

Prom Night is a wild, high-energy eight-minute narrative short film by director/performer/choreographer Celia Rowlson-Hall, which premiered at SXSW last year. Rowlson-Hall stars as a/the/your prom-date in this beautiful, surreal, reference-laden piece. The film takes a very simple concept, a look at the cultural trappings that come with dream girls and trips to the prom, and knocks it out of the park.

Hall, who stars in the film, looks straight into the camera and takes the viewer through a dance in an empty school gymnasium decorated for the prom. While The Ronettes’ Be My Little Baby plays, through a series of wardrobe alterations and spontaneous costume and hairstyle changes, Hall leads the viewer through a litany of archetypal lovers: from the holy virginal, to Lolita, to Carrie. Prom Night is such an engrossing dance/performance short film that you won’t dare take your eyes off of it.

Prom Night: A Litany of Sexy Lovers at the Prom

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Girl Walk // All Day: An Amazing Musical Dance Video of Epic Proportions

Girl Walk // All Day: An Amazing Musical Dance Video of Epic Proportions

Girl Walk // All Day is a musical dance video directed by aspiring art photographer Jacob Krupnick, a collaboration by Krupnick and high-intensity freestyle dancer Anne Marsen. In mid-December, Krupnick and Marsen were on the early-morning Staten Island Ferry, along with two other dancers and Krupnick’s wife, carrying boomboxes and cameras and ducking security guards, shooting a guerrilla-style trailer for Girl Walk //All Day, which Krupnick describes as “an epic, 71-minute-long dance-music video” in which Marsen will dance her way through the entire Girl Talk album and up the entire island of Manhattan.

It is no surprise that people are going crazy about the trailer. It is both weird and joyous, popping with youthful energy. At first, Marsen looks more like an enthusiastic and slightly dorky amateur than the trained dance professional that she really is. Marsen wears regular tennis shoes and worn gray cords and an oversize, multicolored jacket, and at one point she falls off the railing of an escalator. It’s not until a minute or so in, as she twirls and gyrates through the ferry’s upper level, staring down the camera with a sly smile on her face as sleepy commuters pretend not to notice, that you begin to suspect you’re watching something that’s more than a little magical.

Girl Walk // All Day: An Amazing Musical Dance Video of Epic Proportions

You can read more about Girl Walk // All Day in The New York Times here.

And there are more videos of Anne Marsen’s dancing here.

All music from the album All Day by Girl Talk is available free for download here.

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