The minds of Phillip Chbeeb & Renee Kester combine to bring us something truly breathtaking! Fluid partner work meets the melancholy track “Slip” by Elliot Moss to produce a striking short film. The athleticism of these two dancers is awe-inspiring and they made this entire routine look effortless.
Phillip “Pacman” Chbeeb started dancing at the age 15 and first exploded into the spotlight on So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) Season 5. Pacman did not waste much time after his run on SYTYCD and went on to win season 6 of America’s Best Dance Crew with the “I.aM.mE” dance crew. Pacman can now be seen in award-winning viral videos all over YouTube.
Renee Kester, on the other end of the spectrum, is a classically trained dancer. Renee began dancing with Boogiezone’s breed at the age of 14. She then transitioned to training at Southland Ballet Academy and from there Renee went on to tour with many different ballet companies including the Houston Ballet, BalletRED, and the Washington Ballet. Renee has recently been hailed for her YouTube videos and nominated for several awards.
“SLIP” uses the dance stylings of hip-hop and contemporary to explore what happens when we’re unable to let go of painful memories. Phillip Chbeeb & Renee Kester leave us with this…
“Everyone will tell you it is hard to let go of pain… and it is.
Since we are children we have been told to embrace the best of our experiences & disregard the worst… But what happens when the most beautiful memories from our past end up doing the most damage to our future?
How do we let go? How do we move forward? The past is comfortable. The past is familiar. The past is the prison I’m fighting to escape”
Videography by: Jmocak