Pole dancing has been a male preoccupation, and strip club staple, for what seems like forever; in 'Pole Positions,' a short film for NOWNESS, self-taught, UK-based dancer Sarah Scott attempts to challenge the sleazy stereotypes that have been long-associated with the practice.
The hypnotic, black-and-white film, which was shot by George Harvey, features Scott accomplishing some gravity-defying feats on the pole. The film is shot in slow-motion, allowing the viewer to see every muscle ripple under Scott's skin as she hurtles her limbs through the air.
Scott is vigorous and strong; yet she is also graceful and poised. Needless to say, if anyone doubted the physical prowess required to complete these aerodynamic movements, this spell-binding video will surely set them straight.