Photography and filmmaking duo Chloé Claverie and Nick West (aka Nick & Chloé) come to the defence of slowdancing in this charmingly nostalgic short. Set to a dystopian track by French producer Sam Tiba, “Slowset” sees a cast of Berlin teens invited to a “quaratine zone” where they can “practice the art of the Slowdance without ridicule.” As Nick and Chloé argue:
“The Slowdance is nearing extinction. We must act with urgency! Here is our call to arms to nurture and revive that classic courting ritual. The contemporary dance and music world have turned their back on this mystical, awkward but pragmatic way to encounter the “object of your desire”! … These days we are “too cool for school”, our gaze fixed downwards on clever phones and screens missing the human life in our proximity. We all need a little push of encouragement to get up from our chair and ask bravely to that guy or that girl over there, to dance with us.”
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