2016

A Beautiful Mess - Zouk Dance Film by Ben Weston

I once had a lover wish me "the full messiness of life."

Kind of odd, isn’t it, to wish someone you love a messy life?

Seeing these two people together, though, I think I'm beginning to get it.

And want it.

Dancers:
Leonardo Bilia
Catherine Pereira

Shot & Edited by:
Ben Weston

Trust Me - Dance Film by Ben Weston

I’ve just left my job of the past two years.

And I have no clue what I'm doing next.

That realization is both exhilarating and like an ice cold pour of anxiety down the back of my neck.

It feels only fitting then to start this journey off with what's become my home - creating art.

I’ve been working on this video for the past few months and, in spite of a few bouts of perfectionism (“Jess, can’t you see how disgusting the kerning is with this font?!”), I’m sharing it with you now.

And ya know what?

I’m fuckin *proud* of myself and what I’ve created. And I’m proud to share it with you.

Dancer: Ben Weston
Produced and edited by: Ben Weston
Filmed by: Michael Tapp
Song: “To Build A Home” - Cinematic Orchestra

Immense gratitude to Jess Grippo. Thank you for being my dance partner and inspiring me to share my art.

What's Possible From A Single Lesson by Ben Weston

This just made my day.

This dude took a single lesson with me a couple of weeks ago and sent me this email:

"I owe you a big thank you man.

I was out the other night, and ended up at a bar/club with my girlfriend and some friends. My girlfriend was all like, 'can't wait to see your new moves,' and I'm all like, 'shiiiiiit that's pressure.'

Anyway, I thought of the mechanics and ideas you taught me, and gave it a shot (I had done a little practicing but not much).

I was prepared for the same old dynamic, as I thought I hadn't refined the moves you taught me to a presentable level...but after a few minutes, she took a step back, said she was really impressed, and thought something about my dancing was completely different.

We had a damn great time that night."
- Steven

Fellas, I love y'all. Now stop bitching about not being able to dance  :)