Rob Ulitski - 7th May 2020

Mali-Koa reflects on how easy it is to feel limited by your environment or the people that surround you, in Jess Journo's visual for Dancer. 

Stripped-back, stark surroundings are the backdrop to the performance, which switches from solo lip-sync shots to six-person, unified dance movements. Koa had never danced in a video before this one, so it is a great tie-in to the themes and limitations expressed in the lyrics. 

DoP Beatriz Sastre utilises slow, steady camera movement and a limited colour palette to allow the choreography to breathe, and shine against the cold, blue-tinged surroundings. 

Cutting through boundaries to become the best version of herself, the message at the core of the visual is that when life throws obstacles your way, all you can and must do is dance with it and keep moving forward.

PRO Credits


DirectorJess Journo
ProducerHannah Bilverstone
1st ADBen Keswick
2nd ADJosey Jacobs
Director of PhotographyBeatriz Sastre
Focus PullerCatharina Scarpellini
2nd ACStefano Garbin
SteadicamMatt Allsop
GafferLaurent Arnaud
WardrobeNatalie Caroline Wilkins
Make-upRobyn Rowan
Make-upLydia Harding
EditorJamie Hodgson
Editing companyWork Editorial
ColouristJax Harney
Post ProducerChloe Saunders
CommissionerChantelle Mcmullen
LabelHonest Records Uk
Other creditsDancers: Amie Carter, Ethan Jacobs, Ezzy Nzewi, Jakun Franasowicz, Rosalie Bell

Rob Ulitski - 7th May 2020

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