Watch Woodpigeon’s new video for Whole Body Shakes taken from his recent album T R O U B L E (out on wiaiwya).
‘Whole Body Shakes’ was filmed in the mountains of Iceland and a warehouse office space in Vancouver. The trio of dancers are co-founders of Vancouver’s Konichiwaack crew, demonstrating the Waacking dance style developed in the 1970s and 1980s on the West Coast of the USA, predominantly in California’s gay cultures. The influence of Waacking is one felt in other popular dance forms – most notably Voguing – yet it remains a distinct scene unto itself. Whereas Voguing is largely a battle between opponents, Waacking is all about moving together.
The video was filmed by Greg Gillespie, and all styling – including Woodpigeon’s Mark Andrew Hamilton – was by the dancers themselves.
T R O U B LE is Mark Andrew Hamilton’s best album to date, emerging from a brief hiatus to blend the best of John Grant with Avalon era Roxy Music, Fleetwood Mac’s Tango in the Night, and a nod towards Kanye West’s Yeezus. The sounds are transposed to a folk setting feeding off influences from his travels across the globe.
Photo Credit: Greg Gillespie