Do you choreograph your movement pieces?
No. But that's not to say that I don't have an idea of how I might move to the music. By the time I go into the studio, I have listened to the song countless times — in the car, in my home, in my mind. And, of course, I am visualizing what the movement piece might be. But I don't actually move to it until I go into the studio to do a taping.
Do you rehearse?
I "rehearse" in the sense that I might record a movement piece more than once because it didn't feel "right" the first time around. I am fighting an internal critic who tells me I should do it again. It wasn't good enough. Whatever that means. I am realizing in these early stages of the experiment — three movement pieces in — that this is something I would like to get over. I would like to have the confidence to post something that feels shitty when the music stops.
How do you choose your music?
It's very random. I have a Spotify account, so I get exposed to new music all the time. When I hear a song that inspires me to move, I save it to an ever-growing playlist. After a while, a certain song on that playlist will start percolating to the top, in that it starts sounding really good to my ears and I can picture myself moving to it. That's when I intuitively know that this will be the next song I move to.