Anna Gragert
October 01, 2015 7:27 am

We never thought we’d see the day where a tragic breakup could be described as beautiful. And yet, here we are…

When you think of breakups, what words come to mind? Push and pull? Grief? Sorrow? With an immense amount of talent on their side, dancers Chaz Buzan and Courtney Schwartz perfectly portrayed this painful experience. They encapsulated every single word you can think of when you look back on the separations of your past.

In teaming up with So You Think You Can Dance finale choreographer Talia Favia, the two artists physically interpreted what it means for loved ones to drift apart. Appropriately, James Bay’s “Let It Go” is used as the background music, while – in the foreground – we have two dancers who capture everything you’ve ever thought, felt, or experienced when traversing a breakup.

“I wanted to show people all the emotions you feel when you’re about to end something that was once very special: sadness, anger, confusion, doubt and finally, relief,” Favia told The Huffington Post. To interpret Bay’s poignant song, the choreographer looked back on her life history and re-examined all the breakups that have made her who she is today.

From the moment Buzan and Schwartz begin their routine, an incredible amount of emotion is displayed. As the two reach out for one another, pull away, and fight their way through this stunning performance, viewers can feel each and every ounce of tension. As a whole, the 3-minute video can be described in one word: visceral.

To add another intriguing layer to this dance, Favia explains that she’s actually in a relationship with Buzan (who is also Madonna’s lead dancer). “There were moments where I was thinking, ‘What if I were to lose him? What if this were to happen to us?'” she admitted. “I definitely pulled from that a lot during the creation process.”

After watching the dancer’s video, you can see that this routine came from a place of understanding. In this sense, onlookers will realize that they aren’t alone when it comes to their breakup-related sentiments. And isn’t that what true art is all about? To make you feel? To make you feel like you’re not the only one going through this crazy experience of life?

OK, enough art talk—just watch:

[Image via YouTube]

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