You have not known what you are.
You have slumbered upon yourself all your life.
Your eyes have been as much as closed most of the time.
What you have done is already in mockeries.

The mockeries are not you.
Underneath them
And within them,
I see you lurk...


-Walt Whitman


27.10.10

restless


A Walk to Remember
clashes with the artistic mind of Gus Van Sant, director of Good Will Hunting, Paranoid Park, and Elephant. This is one great film to start the new year!



Restless premiers on January 28, 2011.





21.10.10

vaka

This is one of those videos you watch and say to yourself: I’d like to be a director one day. I think Sigur Ros is still one of those under-rated artists out there. And it’s just sad. How can you watch this and not be moved? Great haunting music and amazing photography packed in 7 minutes… It’s art in its most potent form.


Sigur Ros - Untitled 1 (Vaka)

And pebbles send them dancing off

In ripple rings of sun burnt cloud and windy blues
And maybe we will fall in love
Before the day is through



Untitled 1
, later named Vaka from () or The Untitled Album won The Best Video in the 2003 MTV Europe Awards, and the audience seemed like they didn’t even care.





17.10.10

the villains that live within us...


The heroes were finally revealed and now comes the time to know their enemies. Gawd! The cinematic brilliance of this trailer makes the villains way much cooler!
The LXD: The Secrets of the Ra premieres this fall in US territories

8.10.10

against gravity



Pull me back and push the past away from your sight. Let me stay in the fragile-walled mystery that lured me into your world. Let me dwell in the secret place where words diminish and turn into lyrical movements of the heart, beating murmurs of love, stroke on our veins pulsating with rushing joy and hope. I look upon the starry night wondering if there’s still a patch of heaven where we could fly, wings mightily stretching against time and gravity of unspoken words that holds us back, burying our feet cold and stuck on the ground. Nothing could nourish us in this barren land, I tell you. No colors to distinguish happiness from smiling white teeth. No water to quench the thirst of our roots struggling to cut into rocks and murky truths. There’s nothing here but monotonous and chaotic buzz threatening to dampen the sounds of our heartstrings.

So, take hold of my hand. Don’t dare to let go. Let us fly and search for our place in the skies, where your colors strive, stimulating my sense to live. And to love. I will be the breath under your wings and the air in your breathless lungs. And you will be the words that will become my story; like the gentle wind under the soft fabric of a curtain by an open window. We’ll crash in the abyss of the above that if destined to fall would take another eternity for it to end. We would be like ashes hugging the breeze and each other—a thing of beauty that will never fade even through the absolute shadows of nothingness.




6.10.10

this moment


This is just pure genius. It just shows that wherever Mia Michaels go, she makes sure to bring her talent with her. I love the concept of this piece. The visual is reminiscent of moths attracted to a flickering light bulb. Mia's vision holds a deeper meaning that transcends the lyrical movements. The trance music, by Nic Chagall just seals the moment, giving it a majestic polish.



I really do hope Mia comes back for Season 9 as a regular choreographer.



3.10.10

stabbed


From bestfriends to enemies - I think this is the most powerful piece by Travis Wall. He's finally proven that he really belong to the upper echelon of artistic choreographers, which includes the like of Mia Michaels, Wade Robson, and Sonya Tayeh. Performed by Kent and All-Star, Neil, the routine speaks of friendship and betrayal.

I am aware of the connotations given to this piece but who cares? The whole thing just seem to echo... like a piece of reality converted into a dream-like series of movements. And how about that song by Devotchka, How It Ends? Another SYTCD song I need to download :)

The embedding for the clip has been disabled by request, so just click here to watch it.



1.10.10

the uprising begins...

Finally! The LXD is NOW available here in the Philippines. So don't think, just go to TheLXD.com and watch the first episode.

Still unswayed? Well here's something for you. LXD + Vitamin String Quartet = MURDER!