Director Gerrad Wilson and Choreographer Tessandra Chavez combine contemporary dance, moving visuals, and Andra Day’s anthem, “Rise Up” to create a singular and moving work of art. In times of turmoil, we look to art to help express our deepest seeded emotions amidst uncertainty. In this two part special edition of Artist Request, our artists combine the righteous indignation of Royce Mann’s moving spoken word poem, “All Lives Matter, But…” and Andra Day’s empowering anthem “Rise Up” with the language of dance to share the greater message that we must all “rise up together” rather than stand apart. It is a message of unity. A message of shared strength. A statement that #BlackLivesMatter and that the struggle does not belong to one group alone, but the burden rests on all our shoulders. Music: “Rise Up” by Andra Day CREATIVE TEAM ​ Created by: Gerrad Wilson and Tessandra Chavez Directed by: Gerrad Wilson Executive Producer: Carly Casey Choreography: Tessandra Chavez​ Director of Photography: Andrew Fairbank Production Designer: Brandon Arii Wardrobe Stylist: Ambrose Respicio CAST Arch Angel: DuJuan Smart Jr. Mother: Ava Bernstine-Mitchell Son: Richard "Lil Swagg" Curtis Angry Man: Robert Green Angel: Kaelynn "KK" Harris Angel: Anthony Westlake Angel: Marie S​pieldenner ​Angel: Kevin Frey Angel: Elisa Soto Angel: Zachary Venegas​ CREW: Sound Designer/1st Assistant Camera: Eric Davis 2nd Assistant Camera: Sean Berger Set Photographers: Jon Sams & Ashley Jackson Gaffer: Jacob Abrams Key Grip: Carlton Hudson Best Boy Electric/Driver: Charles Cartwright Best Boy Grip: Jedi Gomez Production Manager: Shaena Nalani Production Assistant: Rene Trevino Production Assistant: Gia Maulbeck Production Assistant: Ashley Jackson
X Ambassador's emotional track 'UNSTEADY’ perfectly underscores a couple at their breaking point. “UNSTEADY” speaks to everyone who's contemplated walking away from a love that may or may not be worth fighting for. Pre production for this video took place prior to the horrific events in Orlando on June 12, 2016. Love brings joy and love brings pain. To love is to be brave, for to lose love is the greatest loss a human will ever know. To those lost in Orlando and to the loved ones who were left behind, we stand with you in strength and most importantly, in LOVE. Director/Editor - David Javier @davidgjavier Choreographer - Tyce Diorio - @tycediorio Dancer - Kent Boyd - @Kent_Boyd Dancer - Will Johnston - @willearnston Music - X Ambassadors - @XAmbassadors Directed and Edited by: David Javier Executive Producer: Carly Casey Choreographer: Tyce Diorio Asst. Choreographer: Melanie Benz Dancers: Kent Boyd & Will Johnston VP, Production: Shannon Owen Producer: Beba Rodriguez DP: Dave Ortkiese Gaffer: Matt Hindman Key Grip: Brody Culbertson Cam PA: Cheffy Thomas Production Manager: Shaena Nalani PA: Ashley Gelo Music: Unsteady by X Ambassadors Music Partnerships: Erica Forster, Daryl Berg

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