Chairlift’s new album Something surely is quite something. One of the many highlights for us is their catchy, manic, and mysterious pop song Amanaemonesia, that sits right in the center of the album. The public-broadcasting, art-education style video in which Caroline performs a stunning dance routine is what makes that song truly iconic and unforgettable, so that’s why we here at the disco naïveté headquarters have decided to host an equally special contest:
“The Amanaemonesia” – an internet-wide dance contest to re-make or re-interpret the cryptic and crazy dance of Chairlift’s Amanemonesia.
How does it work?
Film yourself (using any kind of device you like) dancing either:
Category 1.) the Amanaemonesia-routine, as performed by Caroline in the original video.
Perhaps you’re a dancer and can put her to shame? Or perhaps you’re a Tai Chi expert and would like to do it in slow-mo? Or stage your own epic fail?
Category 2.) your own dance, inspired by the song.
This can be your own unique choreography, or you can just blast the song and dance along freestyle, and send it in (like I will). It is however important that you be as original, funny or xxx as you can: wear a costume (or a catsuit like Caroline!), get a group of friends to join you, do the dance somewhere public, use props, and so on.
Regardless of which you choose, the idea is to have fun, or at least to make something as baffling as possible!
When you’ve finished dancing, upload your footage to Youtube as a video response to this video:
It is important you follow the uploading and posting rules, so that we can find your dance and you can win the prize! (yes, you can win something!)
Out of all contestants, Caroline herself will pick two winners (for Category 1 & 2) which will receive an exclusive Chairlift package.
1. a signed (!) vinyl LP of Something
2. a signed limited edition 7” vinyl single of Amanaemonesia, with vinyl-only B-side Peculiar Paradise
3. a C-snake T-shirt, designed by Alejandro Cardenas of Proenza Schouler
4. an original painting by the artist Rebecca Bird, used in the video’s animation of Patrick’s face.
Category 1 winner gets a painting of Patrick’s eyes (for having “learned” the dance),
Category 2 will win his mouth (for “re-telling” it).