Donald Glover's "This Is America" Choreographer Shares Dance Tutorial & Influences
publish date: 2018-05-16
In celebration of Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' music video reaching a staggering 100 million YouTube views, the video's choreographer Sherrie Silver has shared a step-by-step tutorial for the choreography.
'As promised, when we hit 100 million views, I promised I'd drop the tutorial,' Silver says at the start of the video. (As of last check, the video had passed 128 million and was still rapidly rising).
In the nearly seven-minute video, the 23-year-old Silver provides tutorials on the South African Gwara Gwara, another dance originating in the Ivory Coast, and several other moves.
Silver previously spoke with Glamour magazine about her work on the much-discussed video.
Given that several dances in the 'This Is America' visual are of African origin, Silver spoke on the importance of highlighting their history as she teaches them.
'As I said, I don’t believe in just teaching a dance. I believe in teaching where it comes from as well,' she explained.