Thursday, June 26, 2014

Orphan Black Clone Dance: Love the Water...

This wonderfully choreographed scene from the Season 2 finale of Orphan Black, demonstrates some of what is the very best in this scintillating and compelling Canadian science fiction thriller: character.

Tatiana Maslany is one person but when you see each of those women interacting--with each other and with Felix--you never for once think of them as the same person. Each "clone" is an obvious individual, in her nuances, facial expressions, speech and--yes--in her movements, which include how she dances.

From the fluid "water" moves of Cosima to Sarah's lithe animal power to Alison's uptight staccato steps and finally to Helena's unbridled abandon...

Kudos to Tatiana Maslany. She is a very accomplished actor. And so fun to watch!

Google "Orphan Black Clone Dance" and enjoy the dance! 

Great music by Adham Shaikh, Juno and Emmy Award-nominated musician from Nelson, British Columia.
Adham Shaikh
Called "Water Prayer" this dub hip hop tune is an inspired prayer to celebrate water. Released from Universal Frequencies in June 14, 2010, it was featured at the Water woman festival in Vilcabamba, Equador in 2012.

An admitted interstellar traveller, specializing in global sounds of bass, fusing dance culture with ancestors vibrations, Adham's music transcends time and place. A mix of styles and forms from ambient to progressive, glitch hop to trip hop, klezmer to raga's, a bit of dub n breaks to blend it all together with tribal beats to get the feet moving. And, yes, those feet wanna move--even Cosima's!

Nina Munteanu is an ecologist and internationally published author of novels, short stories and essays. She coaches writers and teaches writing at George Brown College and the University of Toronto. For more about Nina’s coaching & workshops visit Visit for more about her writing.

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