"The quintessential definition of dance, to me, is freedom. We're in a moment where we realise how precious creative freedom is, and what a gift it is to be able to share it with each other, across all borders, and all boundaries."
Rachael Sage has always been somebody embedded within the world of music. At the age of two and a half, she was already playing piano by ear and started writing music after her mother put her in a pre-ballet class.
"It was pretty clear that both dance and music were going to be inextricably connected for me," she explains.
Self-taught as a musician, Sage says her early discipline for the craft of songwriting came from the intense rigors of being a dancer and, by the age of 12, she was dancing at Lincoln Center in classical ballets such as Coppélia and The Nutcracker.
With her forthcoming video for 'I Don't Believe It', Sage is giving her support to International Dance Day today (April 29) and allowing us to showcase some exciting behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the visuals, which you can see above.
The track's taken from 'CHOREOGRAPHIC', Sage's tribute to her first love of dance: "Making this album was a meditation on my lifelong relationship to ballet and more recently, to lyrical dance. Connecting to music through dance is what prompted me to become a songwriter in the first place. It was time to get back to my roots."
Keep up-to-date with Rachael at her official website, www.rachaelsage.com