A Post-Rock Ballet video: When Inspirative (อินสไปเรทีฟ) music meets dancer Saru Da and Filmmaker Pete Taifa
Some "spur of the moment" project ends up producing great art. That what happened when dancer Saru Da decided to improvise a live choreography on Inspirative's music (Post-Rock / ambient band featured on Noise Artists) at the end of a shooting with filmmaker Pete Taifa. The result is breathtaking.
Saru Da was very kind and tells us the story behind this beautiful artwork. Let the music and 2 videos carry you, let the story entertain you.
Performer: Saru Da; Director of photography: T-Thawat Taifayongvichit; 1st Assistant camera: Worapat Piyaseth; Editor & Colorist: Siradhanai Phungnoi
Noise Artists: how did you get to know Inspirative (อินสไปเรทีฟ) music and decided to dance on it? The rest could be the story of how you got the idea from the project, and how it was done, with who, when, where ….
Inspirative music was introduced to me by my wonderful boyfriend (GUN). He was a fan of their music and the drummer was a friend of his from college. Although we don’t usually listen to the same genres of music, this time was different. I was hooked. I never even listen to this kind of music before. It kinda haunts me. In a good way. The journey to which the music brings gave me so much space to immerse myself and really think about things. But it’s not like you ‘think’ about things either. It’s more like things comes to you and then it kept flowing.
There really wasn’t a point where I “decided” to dance on their music. It wasn’t a planned project or anything. It was more of a spur of the moment kinda thing. That day we were out for a shoot for another friend’s VDO and we happen to have some time left so we decided to create this experimental piece on the spot. As I was very into Inspirative music at the time, it was the first music choice I went for and the filmmaker, Pete Taifa, loved it too so we did it!
The idea for this project basically stems from the fact that we don’t have much time to plan for it. The filmmaker, my high school junior, was a very busy film student at the time. So we decided to go with the flow and whatever the moment brings. It was an experiment for the both of us, for me as a dancer to explore what the music speaks to me and for Pete, as a filmmaker to experiment with live capturing of the moment and translate that into the film.
The shooting was at Bangrak fire station place (I think they no longer allow people in so we were super lucky to have the shooting at that time!) I really had to thank my special friend, Taravillai, for taking us there cause I loved the vibe of it so much. It really sets the mood so right for this piece!
For this piece, it is really the effort of everyone involved. Everyone really deserves the credit, especially Pete Taifa, the filmmaker and his colleague who gave life to this beautiful piece of work. It couldn't have been this amazing without them.
PS. His work is super awesome. He’s so young but already an award-winning cinematographer! If you’d like, please check him out :) Instagram: @petetaifa