Critically acclaimed Los Angeles-based contemporary dance choreographer, Andrew Winghart, released his newest body of work entitled Cry Me A River to the Justin Timberlake song by the same name – Just in time for the famed pop-star’s birthday.
Using a top team of professional dancers and producers to create this dance short, Winghart was largely inspired by his adolescent memory of fondness for the song, combined with the simple concept of a central “narrator” manifesting an assertive and forceful “river” of women to act as an extension of his emotional journey echoing his indifference at having a broken heart
Diversity in the casted female dancers was a very important factor for Winghart as he aimed to personify the beauty and power of a river metaphorically, through feminine strength in numbers. His vast knowledge in contemporary, ballet and jazz dance is apparent in the effortless simplicity of the video – Aspiring to break molds and provide a platform for the more “mainstream” viewer to enjoy and understand contemporary dance.
The ultimate ensemble cast of Cry Me A River is comprised of 37 professional dancers including the featured male George Lawrence II, Producer Cailin Lowry, Director of Photography Brandon Somerhalder, and Director & Choreographer Andrew Winghart.
“This project is entirely a labor of love on my behalf.” – Andrew Winghart
Winghart, who is best known for the concept video entitled “Power” to the Kanye West hit – which received over 1 million views on Facebook – hopes to solidify his presence as a top contemporary dance choreographer on a global scale with the release of this new passion project.