Name Something Blue
Introducing Name Something Blue, a short film directed and choreographed by Brooklyn-based movement artist Marissa Brown, aka Lone King Projects.
Marissa Brown is a choreographer, dancer, and filmmaker. She works in the contemporary field of dance performance and creation, exploring movement as a physical language with reoccurring themes of desire and loneliness.
What was the inspiration for the film?
"There was a lot going through my mind when making this film: Escaping the city. Matching colors. The layers of glaciers folding in on each other. Finding intimacy, finding softness. Solitude, mystery, strength, independence. Holding on/letting go. And asking, “What do you love?” I was inspired by all of the American Apparel blues and matching them to the ocean."
How did you know American Apparel was the right partner for this project?
"I have to say solid colors are so satisfying to me and American Apparel knows how to do them with a wide selection of shades and styles. And I love how effortless and sensual American Apparel looks."
How would you describe the relationship between clothes and movement?
"Clothes affect how you feel, which affects how you are able to move. Clothes can complement movement—and they can have movement of their own, adding to the dance. A practice when I'm moving is to feel the sensation of the clothing on my skin as a tool to open the senses and activate the nerve endings."
What are your favorite clothes to dance in?
"I love a good oversized t-shirt with leggings, or a fitted tank tucked into shorts."
How would you describe your own personal style?
"I'm all about keeping it classic: a striped top, red lip, jeans—and sunglasses, baby."
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