HIDDEN GEM: Janie Taylor for Chloé

Posted on 2011/04/18 by


Today I want to make an exception and really express how touched I was by this video. Somehow, this short clip for Chloé, featuring New York City Ballet principal dancer Janie Taylor appears to have a ‘real’ poetic undertone, doesn’t attempt to ‘sell’ a product or idea, but to ‘express’ an emotion, a state. The video, simple in terms of film technique (though probably less simple in terms of dance performance), highlights the potential for new cross-disciplinary forms of art: the integration of dance, fashion, video and music make this work of art complete, delightful. Please enjoy this little treasure.

Director: Bon Duke

Creative Director: James Worthington Demolet

For: Chloé

Director of Photography: Jackson Hunt

Make-Up: Stevie Huynh @ The Wall Group

Hair: Andre Gunn @ The Wall Group

Choreographer: Justin Peck

Dancers: Janie Taylor, Justin Peck @ New York City Ballet

Some Screenshots: