Hi! I'm Dimitri Basil, the director of Kylie's new video.
I want to personally to clarify a couple of things.
I have the utmost respect and admiration for the dance community!
I was fortunate to work with an artist as iconic and talented as Kylie and highly respected choreographer Rafael Bonachela, who trusted me completely with my vision at the beginning of my career.
In my enthusiasm to create the best video for Kylie I independently contacted a number of potential cast members. My intention was not to undermine the experience and talent of professionals.
Instead it was a call out to my friends and the people they knew to be part of a particular crowd scene in the video, who wanted to share this great opportunity with me. This was always intended to be a fun and creative experience, and I certainly didn't mean to offend the dance community.
We all had a great time on set and everybody was happy to be part of the creation.
Can't wait for you all to see it!