You all have watched more times than you wish, probably, my posting of World Order videos. This is one of the newest and to date, is one of the more serious ones. Filmed on location in London, the guys do have wonderful moments of fun: eating fish and chips, riding in the top of a double decker bus, a tribute to the Beatles and of course, reactions from the people around them. In their personal notes they do say “…on location in this great country…” There are scenes from vintage WWII film coverage of battle. No, they are not commenting on the wrongness of the war. Look up the definition of “informal empire” for yourself. I could go on and on about the symbolisms in their choreography for all of their songs, but I will not bore you with that. Suffice it to say, the world has moved a long way so that a Japanese music group can film on location and in some tricky places. Sudo dings his own country/perceptions in several of his videos. In the channel lineup at the end of the video, click on my all time favorite, Last Dance. I think this is the most beautiful of words and choreography and an excellent companion to this video.
Genki Sudo, former MMA World Champion, underwent a vast change a decade ago and now signs his name as Peace Walker with a vision of unity, We All Are One. This shows up many times in a fun way – the people and children who imitate the boys as they dance in their public venue.
So here is the takeaway: The words to this song. Sudo has written a song with more English than any of his others making the meaning more accessible to more people:
“Your life is in motion
So don’t turn back
Believe in yourself…”
Let me see a raise of hands: how many of you have ever received messages that maybe, you aren’t quite good enough? Well, look at these words and listen – Believe in yourself. The video is both a message and a warning to us and it is also a hope for us…The words are as intricate and arresting as the choreography. …”Find hope…” …”Dream of freedom…”
Now sit back and enjoy the video. The English lyrics became a major ear worm to me this week. The choreography is more contained in this song – closer in with more clockwork precision. I confess to seriously working on some of the choreography in the privacy of my back yard.
The final dance sequence is staged in front of Lord Jacob Rothschild’s Mansion, Waddesdon. This was built for his ancestor, Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild. The Blue Flag with five arrows that flashes near the end is the flag of the Rothschild Banking Family.
But….Your life is in motion
So don’t turn back
Believe in yourself