FKA twigs shares short film exploring the dynamic healing of womxn of colour

Derrick Santistevan

FKA twigs and WePresent, WeTransfer’s editorial platform, release their most current cooperation, the short film We Are The Womxn.

Directed by Ivar Wigan, the short film files FKA twigs as she took a trip to carry out at Afropunk Celebration in Atlanta in late2019 There she signed up with forces with therapist and spiritual leader Queen Afua to host a moon dance in event of the spiritualwomxn After the moon dance, twigs led the womxn to Blue Flame: Atlanta landmark and the city’s first Black stripclub Summoning the magnificent womanly, together they produced an environment in which womxn danced for each other.

The film catches looks of FKA twigs’ efficiency at Afropunk linked with scenes from both the spiritual moon dance and Blue Flame, commemorating Atlanta’s dance neighborhood and rooting the craft of pole dancing in spirituality and matriarchal energy.

Empowering each other through dance and routines, the short film shows components of motion utilized by some of the first recognized therapists. FKA twigs shares her intentions as the film advances, “I decided to hold the second part of the all-female and femme sacred moon dance at Blue Flame, firstly to honor the heritage of pole dancing, but also to create a matriarchal dominance in a space that’s usually filled with, and run by, male energy.”

We Are The Womxn concludes FKA twigs’ year-long campaign for her album Magdalene and was recorded throughout her global trip. The campaign began with the last FKA twigs commission from WePresent, Practice, a short film that commemorates the physical training and imaginative procedure that culminated in her GRAMMY-nominated music video “Cellophane.” Practice dove deep into the making of FKA twigs’ journey to mastering the craft of pole dancing, triumphantly pressing through psychological and physical limits.

FKA twigs shares her take on the general experience of developing We Are The Womxn, “I’m in fact quite shy however I felt so urged to dance and enjoy my body by all the incredible womxn who came together. I especially bonded with one dancer at Blue Flame [named] Kharisma. She had such lively energy and at the start of the night she called the other ladies on to the phase to be appreciated and supported in their expression. My experience at the Blue Flame strengthened that, although traditionally womxn are typically pitched versus each other for their appearances or their properties by the patriarchy, when delegated our own gadgets we are extremely supporting and healing for each other.”

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