Perhaps it is in response to the ever growing list of casualties of young African American men and women at the hands of law enforcement that choreographer Tobias Ellehammer crafted a superb dance video that inspires hope and global togetherness. “Black or White,” accompanied by the eponymous and iconic Michael Jackson hit, combines a diverse set of dancers with international settings. Watching the video, one sees modern dancers integrate flowing movement with crisp staccato snaps and pop locks progressing from dancer to dancer but also from city to city, with notable backgrounds including Moscow’s Red Square, the Sydney Opera House, and Dubai’s famous skyline.
“Black or White” is gaining traction as a viral video. The perfected dance, camera, and location moves make it as visually appealing as the upbeat theme of the video–antiracism and joy in collaborative unity–delivering a more hopeful outlook to all who watch it.