Jane Zhang and Madonna dancers: Forever!

“Forever” is the fourth single of the Jane’s album “The Seventh Sense” released in July 2014.
It’s a beautiful R & B song with music by Li Jiuzhe (李玖哲) and Jae Chong (정재윤), Korean author born in Los Angeles, and lyrics written by Jane Zhang and Xie Hua Fan (謝化凡).

The music video is directed by Muh Chen (陳奕仁) award-winning director who in his career has won a Golden Melody Award and 5 Golden Pin Design Award.

Jane Zhang – Forever official video Full-HD

Forever MV: the concept

The concept of the MV is that everything goes by, but if you want, your love can be eternal.
In the story is shown a kind of love bank that existed for thousands of years in a crack spacetime and can preserve the love of every human being.

Jane, wearing a white dress and an amulet Cartier, advances slowly towards its entrance in front of a mysterious guardian whose appearance is that of a little blond boy.

The guardian opens the security door and carries Jane in a fantastic journey between deserts, floating islands, magical creatures and beautiful landscapes in which they find a mysterious castle, a great retro checkerboard, the Garden of Eden with also Adam and Eve, a tower with a clock and other surreal scenarios.

Jane Zhang - Forever

Jane Zhang – Forever

Coreography by Timor Steffens: Jane Zhang and Madonna dancers

But now we come to the highlight of the video: the Jane’s dancers. They are nothing more than that the members of the corps de ballet of the Madonna’s concerts directed by dancer / choreographer Timor Steffens , ex fiance of the famous pop star.

Timor, some of you will remember him as a dancer in the US talent show “The Voice“, has worked, with Madonna, but even with Beyonce , Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Chris Brown, Usher and other big names of international pop music.

Timor Steffens e Madonna

Timor Steffens and Madonna

Furthermore Timor was one of 12 dancers selected for “This Is It Tour“, the concert of Michael Jackson that it would mark the his comeback but was canceled due to his untimely death. He was subsequently taken in “This Is It“, the documentary film on the last tour of the pop icon.

Recently Steffens, among other things, was judge in the Italian edition of “Dance Dance Dance“, together with Vanessa Incontrada and Luca Tommasini , of which he was co-creator of the format along with John De Mol.

Jane Zhang – Forever (dance version)a special thanks to YouTube Yanchen Liu channel for this video

In 2014, in view of the shooting of “Forever“, Jane went to Los Angeles to try the choreography with the famous choreographer and his dance troupe. During his stay in US she has dedicated to the rehearsal room eight hours a day doing just half an hour break and doing exercises early morning at the gym of the last floor of the apartment in Los Angeles.

Jane Zhang during a workout at the gym in Los Angeles apartment

Timor Steffens talks about Jane Zhang

On its website Timor tells the artistic experience lived with Jane :

I think it’s important to put the feeling I get when I listen to music into the choreography I create to it. The music tells you what to do. Dance is the rhythm that you feel when you listen to music. For me that’s the kick of a choreography. Although sometimes it depends on the type of choreo I make. Every small detail makes a huge difference in each choreo. But in my opinion, the secret to a good choreography is to keep it simple and clean.

After my first meeting with the Chinese Pop Star Jane Zhang, I knew right away that we needed to work together. The excitement that she had, the focus and ambition to make this video next level gave me energy and made me excited to work with her. I could tell that she was very on top of her stuff and a perfectionist. I was really happy that she gave me the freedom to challenge her and push her to her limits.

When I started choreographing I wanted to give her some nice memorable grooves and give it a twist with some modern moves and contemporary lines to fit the look that the director had in mind. What made the music video really come alive was that I had some of the best dancers in this industry, that will kill any sort of choreography you will put on their path (meaning they are all round dance all stars!).

Forever – Making of

Forever (chinese lyrics)

我也感覺得到愛在蔓延
嘗起來很甜
害怕的是有效期限
能回味太多未來卻遙遠
在夢裡一遍遍
追逐永恆扣人心弦
誰都期待對的人陪在身邊
說過的誓言一句一句都兌現
而有些事情會改變像習慣和季節
幸福是瞬間或永遠我該怎麼分辨
So can we love forever
can we love forever
時間總是喜歡考驗
So can we love forever
承諾閃耀迷人的光線
牢牢系在我們指尖
在愛的夜空中繁星點點
流星消逝前
你能不能許下永遠
你有的勇氣再給我一些
再那麼一點點
我就願意不顧一切

Forever (transcription in Pinyin)

Wǒ yě gǎnjué dédào ài zài mànyán
cháng qǐlái hěn tián
hàipà de shì yǒuxiào qíxiàn
néng huíwèi tài duō wèilái què yáoyuǎn
zài mèng lǐ yībiàn biàn
zhuīzhú yǒnghéng kòurénxīnxián
shuí dōu qídài duì de rén péi zài shēnbiān
shuōguò de shìyán yījù yījù dōu duìxiàn
ér yǒuxiē shìqíng huì gǎibiàn xiàng xíguàn hé jìjié
xìngfú shì shùn jiàn huò yǒngyuǎn wǒ gāi zěnme fēnbiàn
So can we love forever
can we love forever
shíjiān zǒng shì xǐhuān kǎoyàn
So can we love forever
chéngnuò shǎnyào mírén de guāngxiàn
láo láo xì zài wǒmen zhǐ jiān
zài ài de yèkōng zhōng fánxīng diǎndiǎn
liúxīng xiāoshì qián
nǐ néng bùnéng xǔ xià yǒngyuǎn
nǐ yǒu de yǒngqì zài gěi wǒ yīxiē
zài nàme yī diǎndiǎn
wǒ jiù yuànyì bùgù yīqiè
shuí dōu qídài duì de rén péi zài shēnbiān
shuōguò de shìyán yījù yījù dōu duìxiàn
ér yǒuxiē shìqíng huì gǎibiàn xiàng xíguàn hé jìjié
xìngfú shì shùn jiàn huò yǒngyuǎn wǒ gāi zěnme fēnbiàn
So can we love forever
can we love forever
shíjiān zǒng shì xǐhuān kǎoyàn
So can we love forever
chéngnuò shǎnyào mírén de guāngxiàn
láo láo xì zài wǒmen zhǐ jiān
shuí kěyǐ yùyán míngtiān
shuí néng bǎozhèng yībèizi bù ràng rè de xīn lěngquè
ér yǒuxiē shìqíng huì gǎibiàn xiàng xíguàn hé jìjié
dàn shǔyú wǒmen de gùshì bùxiǎng yǒu zhōngdiǎn
So can we love forever
can we love forever
néng bùnéng jīndézhù kǎoyàn
So can we love forever
chéngnuò shǎnyào mírén de guāngxiàn
láo láo xì zài wǒmen zhǐ jiān

Copyright for pictures in gallery: GrassJelly Studio and ShowCity Time Production.

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