Yesterday a trailer for a documentary about the dance masterclass FKA twigs held earlier this year was released, and today the entire nine-minute film has been unveiled. ‘Baltimore Dance Project’ captures the free class that the musician, dancer, and multimedia artist taught in Baltimore in July, where the entire day of classes were filmed. Hundreds of dancers of various abilities turned up on the day, being taught by twigs and her collaborators Ramon Baynes, Kash Powell, and Dominic Lawrence. Some of the dancers who attended were even invited to perform with twigs in Baltimore.
The black and white trailer saw twigs dancing onstage in slow motion, and the huge group of dancers performing while she watches on. “I felt like I was welcomed into a community that is just…powerful,” says a voiceover from one of the participants. The full film is accompanied by a feature explaining the artist’s decision to hold the masterclass in Baltimore, “When I was thinking about doing a dance project, the obvious places would be LA or New York but I thought why not go to a place that obviously has so much soul and so much amazing energy? You’ll be able to connect with them rather than being another artist that is passing through.”
The full documentary, which was made in collaboration with WeTransfer Studios, is available to watch via their website.
Watch the trailer below: