“Fly” from Hope Medford’s album Purify (2013)
This dance was choreographed by Alissa Paris in collaboration with inner city youth of Minneapolis- she is a youth worker and fly girl- working to lift up spirits and create opportunites for our next generation. She collaborates with Face Forward, a Minneapolis based collective which works to align artists with integrity and social purpose. Alissa worked with two of the girls in this video to teach them this dance in their after school programs, alongside Simone Steppa DuJour, twin cities dancer and DJ. This piece was performed live at SHEbeats- ‘Purify’ CD release party- Minneapolis.
A Film By Wil Crombie