Sunday, August 5, 2012

Brute + Singkil

Edit: Did some quick skeetches in similar fashion to my old "fan-girl" sketch below.

This video is of a San Diego cultural dance troupe performing Singkil.

Sinkil is a Moro dance from the Southern islands of the Philippines.

I'm not sure if I'm going to attack this project graphically. I do feel there's a bit of magic happening with the idea of folds and the angular nature of the dance. Lines are important as are the curvy weaving gestures of the "Fan Girls."

Years ago when I used to perform with Club Kai, I'd forget 8 counts due to being distracted by my female partners' movements.  I was partly scared that I might clip them while they make their way through the bamboo onslaught of the "clickers."

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