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X Ambassador's emotional track 'UNSTEADY’ perfectly underscores a couple at their breaking point. “UNSTEADY” speaks to everyone who's contemplated walking away from a love that may or may not be worth fighting for.
Pre production for this video took place prior to the horrific events in Orlando on June 12, 2016. Love brings joy and love brings pain. To love is to be brave, for to lose love is the greatest loss a human will ever know. To those lost in Orlando and to the loved ones who were left behind, we stand with you in strength and most importantly, in LOVE.
Q: What is this?
A: The Dance Video is the New Music Video. ARTIST REQUEST merges music artists with industry leading choreographers and dancers to create videos that captivate the new generation of music fans. This episode of ARTIST REQUEST was directed and edited by David Javier.
Q: Who brought this story to life?
A: Emmy-award winning choreographer and famed dancer Tyce Diorio is best known for his work with Janet Jackson, Paula Abdul, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Taylor Swift and as a guest judge on the hit series “So You Think You Can Dance.”
Kent Boyd has been dancing since he was 8 years old. After graduating high school, Kent was featured on So You Think You Can Dance season 7, where he finished as runner-up. Since SYTYCD, Kent has been involved in many dance conventions, taught classes, and pursued a career in acting. He also started the clothing line Sugar & Bruno in 2011.
Coming from the San Francisco Bay Area, Will Johnston received the majority of his training at A.K.A Dance Company under the direction of Kelly and Alex Velasquez. Will holds an M.F.A. in Dance from the University of California: Irvine as well as a B.F.A in Dance Performance, a B.F.A in Dance Choreography, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Credits include Clear Talent, Sonya Tayeh, Stacey Tookey, Justin Giles, Erica Sobol, Donald McKayle, Loretta Livingston, Jodie Gates, Wade Robson, Tyce Diorio, Glee, Son Lux, and Sigur Ros. In addition, Will is the co-director of Entity Contemporary Dance and a faculty member at West Coast Dance Explosion, Murrieta Dance Project, and Chapman University. He has taught and choreographed across the United States, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Australia.
Q: Who are the X Ambassadors?
A: X Ambassadors is an Alt-Rock band hailing from Ithaca, NY. The band consists of 4 members:
Sam Harris (lead vocals, guitar, saxophone), Casey Harris (keyboard), Noah Feldshuh (guitar) and Adam Levin (drums). You may know them from their hits, "Unconsolable", "Jungle" and "Renegades". The band's debut full-length album “VHS,” was released on June 30, 2015. They list Incubus and Red Hot Chili Peppers as their major influences.
X Ambassador's emotional track 'UNSTEADY’ perfectly underscores a couple at their breaking point. “UNSTEADY” speaks to everyone who's contemplated walking away from a love that may or may not be worth fighting for. Stream or download the song here: http://smarturl.it/VHSRetailer
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Director/Editor - David Javier - @davidgjavier
Choreographer - Tyce Diorio - @tycediorio
Dancer - Kent Boyd - @Kent_Boyd
Dancer - Will Johnston - @willearnston
Music - X Ambassadors - @XAmbassadors
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Directed and Edited by: David Javier
Executive Producer: Carly Casey
Choreographer: Tyce Diorio
Asst. Choreographer: Melanie Benz
Dancers: Kent Boyd & Will Johnston
VP, Production: Shannon Owen
Producer: Beba Rodriguez
DP: Dave Ortkiese
Gaffer: Matt Hindman
Key Grip: Brody Culbertson
Cam PA: Cheffy Thomas
Production Manager: Shaena Nalani
PA: Ashley Gelo
Music: Unsteady by X Ambassadors
Music Partnerships: Erica Forster, Daryl Berg
Special thanks to the gorgeous Pitchoun Bakery in Downtown Los Angeles!
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