Regina Spektor’s music video for “Black and White” is one of her most beautiful. Filmed in Chicago’s decaying Uptown Theater, the video showcases the immense talent of ballerina Victoria Jaiani. The theater, which has been out of operation in recent years, was specially opened and lit for Spektor’s music video.
On display is an intricately crafted, visually stunning theatre that has fallen into disrepair. It is to director Daniel Ryan’s credit that, even in its state of decay, the theater radiates with the same charm and intimacy Jaiani projects in her self-choreographed dance. Watch the video above, check out Paste’s recent interview with Spektor here and check out her upcoming spring tour dates below.
Regina Spektor Tour Dates:
05 – Montreal, Quebec @ Metropolis
06 – Providence, R.I. @ Lupo’s Heartbreak
08 – Boston, Mass. @ Orpheum Theatre
09 – Portland, Maine @ State Theatre
11 – New York, N.Y. @ Radio City Music Hall
13 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ FILLMORE
14 – Washington, D.C. @ DAR Constitution
16 – Atlanta, Ga. @ TABERNACLE
17 – Charlotte, N.C. @ The Fillmore
20 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Ryman Auditorium
21 – Columbus, Ohio @ Express Live!
23 – Detroit, Mich. @ Fillmore
24 – Chicago, Ill. @ Chicago Theater
26 – Saint Paul, Minn. @ The Palace
29 – Denver, Colo. @ Fillmore
31 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Great Saltair
02 – Portland, Ore. @ Keller Auditorium
03 – Seattle, Wash. @ Paramount Theatre
05 – Santa Barbara, Calif. @ Arlington Theatre
07 – Berkeley, Calif. @ Greek Theatre
08 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Dolby Theatre