Feature: Top Dance Moments with Gideon Bensen from Fiction Writer

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

To celebrate the release of their debut single and video 'No Rumour', Gideon Bensen from Fiction Writer has compiled a list of his fave dance choreography moments from music videos. 

'No Rumour' was choreographed by Richard House, who is a dancer and choreographer for The Australian Ballet and shot by cinematographer Tim Glastonbury. You can check out their incredible music video below. 

Radiohead - Lotus Flower
As a Radiohead fan, this was the first video that came to mind. I love the way it is shot and perhaps its one of the only times you see Thom Yorke truly let himself go in a video clip. The power that can come from a single camera and pure expression.

Björk - 'It's Oh So Quiet'
I remember waking up when I was a kid and flicking on Rage and seeing this come on, being so confused by what I was seeing and hearing! The dance scene at the end of the clip though is so good. Almost like Gene Kelly all over again.

Fatboy Slim - 'The Rockafeller Skank'
Another classic in my opinion. Fatboy Slim has always had a strong dance element in all his clips, but I really loved this one for how much it represented what you were hearing. Surf guitar and Spaghetti Western sounds with breakdancing cowboys, what’s not to love!

Michael Jackson - 'Thriller'
I don’t really need to say anything about this one. Simply one of the best videos of all time, by one of the best artist/dancer of all time!

The XX - 'Islands'
This was a reference when we were storyboarding the ‘No Rumour’ clip. We were looking for a way to simply illustrate the lyrics and sentiment of the song without the need for large sets and too much distraction, as well the repetition was something I thought would help communicate certain ideas in the song.

Chairlift – 'Amanaemonesia'
Perhaps more of a performance art piece than that of a video clip (but, that's what a video is… isn’t it?). A great video that sticks in your head after you’ve watched it. I remember watching this a number of times looking for new meaning in it.

Watch Fiction Writer's debut video 'No Rumour' below:

Photo credit: Tim Glastonbury