London/Shanghai-based filmmaker Zika Liu follows aspiring dancer Tanya Ferguson through her creative process and what it means for her to be a dancer. While Ferguson has yet to reach the level she hopes, Liu’s focus is more on Ferguson’s inner mindset and refusal to be defined or defeated by her current status rather than whether she ultimately finds outward success or professional recognition. As he shared with us:
“Tanya’s pursuit of her dance career has met with many difficulties, she may still be far from her goal, but the journey itself is worth celebrating. This applies to all those who are chasing their dreams, no matter which stage they are at, they should be happy for themselves and never give up.”
Check out “Making Movement with My Body” above as well as some behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot below!