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"...an expert linguist eventually makes poetry and all of a sudden the words disappear and all you are left with is a feeling. Synchronised swimming shares this type of transcendence - a perfectly executed 'Crane' or Split' are like well printed letters …...but it is perhaps the tender curl of a toepoint or a supernatural flick of the wrist that changes these statements into poetry....."
Part of the introduction to a video in four parts which looks at the rivalry between two of the USA's premier Synchro clubs the Santa Clara Aquamaids and the Walnut Creek Aquanuts. Both San Franscisco/Oakland based outfits are coached by coaches who jointly took the USA National Team to Olympic success at the 1996 Atlanta Games.
COOL MUSIC AND THINGS
The feeling I get from the Seramic tunes we've been blessed with so far is that upon listening to them, almost anyone would feel the urge to dance. It makes sense then that their two music videos to date both include a lot of dancing, first up in the Greg's Love video with gymnast Sophia DeJesus, and now in the brilliant (seriously - it's great) video for recent track I Got You, which features a couple of GB Olympic synchronised swimmers, Olivia Federici and Katie Clark.
Synchronised swimming is probably one of the sports I watch with most awe when the Olympics comes around and the video is a total winner, with the underwater filming showing off the magical moves the ladies are pulling off under the water and all the work which takes place under the surface which you don't usually see. In particular the upside down shots (such as the sequence from 3:13) are totally confusing and magical all at once, and the video is a really beautiful compliment to the track!
"The disciplined movements and the perfect flowing choreography portrayed by the swimmers is the perfect antagonism for I Got You‘ crazy melodically pace and only-apparent craziness. And in the words of Marcus Foster, while the song is about “having someone’s back even if you part ways”. The video itself concentrates on “exploring subtle artistic elements behind a sport… and focussed on what happens underneath the water, rather than above the surface”.