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Brian Friedman is an American dancer and choreographer who has created the choreography for many popular music artists including Britney Spears, Cher, Beyoncé Knowles, and Mariah Carey – as well as for music videos, concert tours, and television productions including The X Factor.
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Chapters

00:00 | Trailer
02:28 | Brian’s thoughts on the episode
05:06 | Brian’s Introduction
05:35 | Brian Friedman’s motivation
07:04 | The stress factors of X Factor
09:34 | Putting on a show and working with X Factor contestants
13:08 | No one is unaffected by dance
15:47 | The power of the dance video supporting a song
17:49 | Anything that moves can be choreography
20:05 | Where Brian gains inspiration for keeping his choreography fresh
21:26 | The correlation between fashion, choreography and dance
24:49 | Brian’s fashion label
26:14 | A dancer’s personality
27:46 | Why he had to stop partying to 4am
29:59 | Loving teaching class and giving masterclasses
32:12 | The feelings dance can evoke
32:59 | Why he is currently tired of choreography
35:04 | Dancers are sexual beings and choreography can be sensual
36:52 | The Black Swan concept, getting an artist to emotionally relate
41:14 | Brian’s notorious stare
42:10 | Why Brian initially wanted to get into choreography
43:43 | The driving force behind his journey from Arizona to working in London
44:45 | Why he loves London
47:28 | Managing to live in Los Angeles without going crazy
48:27 | The hell of being in the jungle
53:31 | Brian loves being a judge, he has a lot to say
56:09 | What Brian thinks of various celebrities he has worked with
1:03:08 | How Brian came to work with so many famous artists
1:04:54 | Spotting a diamond in the rough in his classes
1:06:32 | The life changing moment when he came out to his Mom
1:11:00 | Will Brian marry his fiancé
1:12:21 | His advice to young people struggling with their sexuality
1:13:06 | Success secrets
1:13:38 | Phone call to the 20 year old Brian Friedman
1:14:15 | Best advice he has ever received
1:15:20 | Advice to the young would be dancer, choreographer or pop star
1:16:37 | Starting an online mentoring programme and future exciting possibilities
1:18:04 | Brian’s summing up.

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