Coming back from lunch the lobby is light hearted and there are parents and siblings all over the place. But when you step into the advanced room, it’s a grimy street fight.
I love the piece that Robert is teaching and it’s the perfect choice for this fearless Jersey group. He demos it for the first time and they get to see the level transformation that he expects. He won’t accept less.
He tells them that this piece is “so cocky and arrogant. You need to be the coolest thing in the room. Even if you don’t think it, you need to BELIEVE it. That’s the essence of performance. I need to be able to HEAR it with your movement.”
Even though Andye J is teaching the next class, she’s taking Robert’s class before hand. She comes out with the last group and puts on a show. The students to her left have a hard time containing the excitement to watch a legend do their thing. She would later describe as a “legend” but Andye, it takes one to know one.
As a photographer, pieces like this make it fun to find the people who can find the lens and BE that character. He gives notes to specific people to pull the professional excellence out of them. They’re soaking it on and there’s some magic creeping into the room. Once again Monsters proves that it’s more than choreography.