The Clumsy Writer!

No doubt, I'm a clumsy writer! But this blog is not about literature and grammar, it is to share my artistic and professional experiences and projects; past and future. So I'll do my best to get better at it, but understand that its meaning goes far behind. (Ok this last sentence lost me too!)

Pantsula! with Melly Mel and Michael Moloi

Pantsula! with Melly Mel and Michael Moloi
Working with talented and creative people is just… inspiring!!!

A couple weeks ago, my friend Melissa “Melly Mel” Flerangile called me asking if I’d like to film a short Pantsula video. “Of course!!”. Knowing how amazing a dancer she is and that my dear friend Michael Moloi would be part of it, made it too tempting!

I already made a couple short documentaries with Michael "Gumboots, Through the eyes of Michael Moloi", and "PANTSULA" Through the Eyes of Michael Moloi", so I couldn’t miss the chance to film more Pantsula!

The idea was simple. Make a minute video promo to introduce Pantsula for an event where Melly Mel will be teaching at 2015 LADIES OF HIP-HOP FESTIVAL, July 10th-12th, New York City.

A couple of days later, she was here. We found a place to shoot that inspired us and we talked about the concept on the way back. Next morning, we went back to the location with one camera, a computer and a phone to play the music, our friendship and our common love for Pantsula! We hadn’t really planned anything, just a starting point. But I guess we were connected and everything just flowed naturally. A few hours later, we were done.

I couldn’t wait to start putting everything together! After reviewing all the footage, I knew I could do more than a one-minute video so I decided to create two versions of it. The following one is the long version.

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