Childish Gambino’s entertainingly evocative new music video for “This Is America” currently has fans and colleagues around the industry buzzing with excitement. After the release of three studio albums and a handful of mixtapes, Childish a.k.a. Donald Glover released the busy new video (his first in three years) following the song’s premiere on the May 5 episode of “Saturday Night Live,” for which he was both the host and musical guest. Much has been said and written about the sociological and political messages shared throughout the visual masterpiece, which are mostly kept in the background of the four-minute video (see below).
Fans and viewers however, should not be so quick to overlook the video’s equally impressive and unique dance moves that Glover delivers in stride, which can now be anyone’s to master thanks to a new tutorial by its movement designer/choreographer, Sherrie Silver.
A new video breaking down all the movement steps from “This Is America” was shared to Silver’s YouTube Page on Monday, thanks to the the song receiving 100,000 million views. The energetic British dancer does a wonderful job of breaking the moves down in what is the first of two tutorial videos based around the song. The first tutorial video can be watched in full above, while the second, which is set to teach fans “some of the most popular choreography,” has yet to be uploaded to her page as of Wednesday at 12 p.m. Viewers also looking to expand their physical art with influences from around the world will be pleased to hear Silver admit that some of the moves which she introduced are already “widely used around different parts of Africa,” which she states around the 2:30 minute mark.
Glover will be gearing up to take those moves on the road later this year when he kicks off his North American arena tour with Rae Sremmurd, Vince Staples and Tyler, The Creator at Atlanta’s Infinite Energy Arena on Sept. 6.