Wednesday, October 31, 2007

SYTYCD News Roundup

Benji Schwimmer appeared at “Dance Rocks,” a benefit for Career Transition for Dancers on Monday night in New York. Jennifer Dunning of the New York Times had good things to say:

“Dance Rocks” was essentially a series of lookalike tight-bodied duets and syncopated group loping, with a little aimless street dance, acrobatics, cheerleading moves and juggling thrown in. One speaker mentioned the prevalence of dance reality shows on television today and their effect on developing dance audiences. (Next stop, “Giselle.”) And one of the better acts on the program was “Get Up Offa That Thing,” performed by Benji Schwimmer, the 2006 winner of one of those shows, Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance,” and Heidi Groskreutz, another finalist. If you’re going to strut it all out, it pays to know how.


Cedric Gardner and Stephen "tWitch" Boss will be teaching at a workshop in Pittsburgh.


I finally found a little more info on choreographer Mandy Moore, best known to SYTYCD fans for Neil and Sabra's Table Jazz:
Mandy has worked with some of the top choreographers in the business, and has performed all over the world from Brazil to Australia. She was a featured dancer in "Austin Powers III" and "A Time For Dancing" as well as for the television shows: "That 70's Show," "Malcolm In the Middle," and "The Drew Carey Show."