Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Mainstream to Porn: Video Proof

Let me start by being proud to announce that Will Clark's Porno Bingo has found a new home. STARTING TONIGHT, it will be held @ Pieces Bar in the West Village, 8 Christopher Street (near 6th Ave.). Still on Wednesdays, but at an earlier time 8 PM - 10 PM. Hope to see you there. Now on to the tale of the day -

I always mentioned that before I got into adult entertainment, I was doing mainstream performing. Yet, I never gave you much proof of this. Some of you may have seen the trailer to an independent film I did some years ago called, "Jaded" under the stage name, LeNair Xavier Taprovo. Or you may have stopped and seen my spot as an extra in the movie, "trick". But you've never seen me where it's all me. And even after you view this, you still will not have seen me in a mainstream performance where it's all me.

The reason why is because in this video (shot in 2002), I'm showing some choreography I came up with for a singer. And I was in an extreme time crunch to come up with the dance moves and teach them to 5 other dancers. That 5 became 1 as dancers were dropping out left and right. I myself was on the verge of dropping out. What made me stay was my needing the choreography credit on my resume.

I can't speak for the other dancers, but for myself, what had me on the verge of quitting was (1) the fact that I was not allowed the control a choreographer is supposed to have in a rehearsal; (2) the rehearsal schedule was an extremely demanding one. Such as 5 times a week, and each one being 3 and 4 hours that were sometimes planned to go until 11PM, AND NO PAYMENT IN SIGHT FOR SUCH DEMANDS. Especially when you take into account practically everyone had a day job to get to the next day. I at the time was unemployed, which is the only reason I was able to come up with any kind of choreography in that short a time frame. Maybe because she was so used to doing everything regarding the music, she didn't know how to let go, and let others (like myself) do their appointed job. I hope she has since learned different.

With all that in mind, don't be too critical of my choreography skills. But I'm sure you can tell, if I came up with this in such a time crunch back then, imagine what I can do now, be it in a time crunch or a proper amount of time.

Also, don't be too critical of the video quality of the dance performance. That's also not my fault. I don't know about the original tape, but the copy I was given was dubbed in EP mode onto a VHS copy of the movie "HEAT". And all techno-geeks can tell you that EP mode lessens the quality of the video.

So sit back a few minutes and enjoy, maybe even have a good laugh at my expense. But if you've seen me at a club, you know I can move. It's just that now I use that knowledge of rhythm for sexual entertainment as well.



I used Kylie Minogue's song "Fever" in the closing credits because that is the song I danced to in order to get the gig.

2 comments:

  1. Look at the boy dance! Anyone who'd laugh at your expense is silly. It's not easy to get up there in front of the world and be yourself. If it were I think we'd have A LOT less drama in the world.

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  2. now...not to say you missed your calling as your other "performances" are also good...but damn...some good moves in there!!!

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