Chris Lee – The Dancing Artist
After the release of her video Prologue, Chris Lee (Li Yuchun) asks herself why entertainers who dance can’t be considered artists and why singers who are considered artists can’t dance.
Her song, 会跳舞的文艺青年 (The Dancing Artist), poses the question:
Who says that artists cannot twirl?
Who says that twirls create circles?
Who says that circles must be boundaries and limits?
Who says that those who twirl cannot be artists?
The music video is directed by Taiwanese MV director Zhongping Huang (黄中平) to convey the beauty and the freedom of the concept.
Li Yuchun has just recently signed back with EE-Media from Mainland China after her contract was up. She stated that her reason for her sticking with the company was, “As a mainland artist, I want to support the mainland industry, so I wanted to sign a mainland company. The company doesn’t have to have the best reputation, but one with potential and creativity. The company needs a brilliant leader. I also don’t just want a working environment, but more of a family.”
There’s a YinYueTai version available.
Do you think she’s right?
What is your concept of artist?
What do you think of her reason for staying with her record company?
About the video: do you think it has a particular aesthetic?