MuchMusicTV interviews Neil, Lacey, Danny, and Sabra.
Thanks to nighttiming for uploading.
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
Murtz Jaffer reviews the show in Toronto last night:
After the top 10 were introduced, the standout performer of the night, Dominic Sandoval grabbed the microphone and said "Toronto" repeatedly which predictably brought louder cheers everytime. He had a great line when he 'almost' thanked everyone for their votes (considering Canada cannot vote for any of the dancers).
Our friend Rebecca was there and says the show was phenomenal. She was particularly impressed with Danny and Sara. Rebecca tells us about an interview the top 4 did with MuchMusicTV, Canada's answer to MTV. Unfortunately, it's blocked outside the country so only our Canadian readers can view the video. They blame the lawyers.
Pics LINK here, for everybody.
Video LINK here, for Canadians only.
Vance at Tapeworthy tells us about the tour's sold-out appearance in Toronto:
The good news is that So You Think You Can Dance is doing really well, the bad news means, they know how to milk it and thus, put So You Think You Can Dance Live Tour into a much larger venue this year in Toronto. 5 times larger. The Air Canada Centre "Theatre" arrangement wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be, but then again, I was in the 100's and not the 300's (though still, my pictures weren't great. Sorry for the blur. More below though). Still, a venue that holds 10000 people instead of 2000 makes it a lot more grand and rock concert-like but much less intimate and I needed some sweet alone time with Neil, Sabra and Pasha so this was no good. The extra 9999 people watching kinda made it awkward. I like to watch. I don't like being watched.
Go to x_idolfanatic_x's Live Journal blog for HQ videos from the Halloween show in Cleveland, including another view of the Hairspray/Thriller routine.
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Courtesy of kissed_upon_the_eyes
Thanks to Flickr artist kissed_upon_the_eyes for use of the photo above. Check her page for many more from the Atlanta show.
Live Journal Blogger noisywallflower went to the Halloween performance last night in Cleveland.
So they’re doing their encore of You Can’t Stop The Beat in their Halloween costumes and the music sllllooooows down and slows down and their dancing slows with the music and then BAM! THRILLER! YES! They did the Thriller dance! It was the best thing ever. And Dominic was trying to get candy from the audience.
Tonight's Toronto show sold out in a matter of hours. TheStar.com previews and talks to Danny Tidwell:
You'd think that for someone who has performed at Lincoln Center, dancing for a TV competition would be a come-down, but Tidwell says he has gathered a lot of new skills over the last year. "I've learned a lot about partnering. Ballroom is a great way to learn where a woman's weight is."
It's hard when you first start out, he says, "to find your own personality on stage."
But, he thinks being on So You Think You Can Dance, with all the grilling that goes on to show what the dancers are like as people, helps a dancer develop a stage persona.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
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."
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Courtesy of Aliza
Thanks to Aliza for the use of the above photo from the East Rutherford show. There's plenty more great photos at her album.
We're getting reports that Lacey Schwimmer is returning to the the tour and may even be performing tonight in Columbus, Oh.
Our Myspace bud Angelica went to the Minneapolis show Sunday night. Here's her report:
The show was AMAZING... yes the stage was high but I could see pretty well even in the front row. The only thing I hated was they got mad if we stood up! About the dances... the one that stood out to me was the Prince dance w/ Danny and Neil! Of course Danny is my absolute favorite but they both rocked that! The Time piece touched me very much and I enjoyed Jamie in it. Lauren stood out to me the whole night.. that girl was rocking it! The show was very scripted but cute at the same time. Dom talked a lot and cracked his crazy jokes. There was one point where some guy screamed, I LOVE YOU NEIL! when he was on stage alone and Neil was just cracking up as well as everyone else!
The only dance that did not do anything to me was the Wiz dance with Kameron and Shauna... I don't believe they had chemistry and Shauna was not doing it as well as she did w/ Jimmy!
On to the meet and greet... it was in a press room and not many people in there at all... probably only 25-30!! You can imagine me FREAKING out before the dancers came in! They came in one or a few at a time and it was up to us to go up to them. Here goes...
I met Jesus first and he was the sweetest guy! My mom and I told him how much we liked him and how sad we were when he got kicked off! He was very gracious and adorable!
Anya-She is beautiful but SO small! I thought she would be taller than she was! We were talking about how terrible the lighting was in the room and I told her I loved her and Danny and they were my favorite couple
Danny...after the jump
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Danny...YES THIS WAS THE BEST MOMENT! He walked in looking really shy so I ran right up to him and said Hi and he smiled really big and gave me a hug.. I almost died!! Then my mom took 2 pictures of us cause I am obsessed. LOL. He said hi to my mom and I told him how many fans he has, how beautiful he is and how I send him a card to his mothers studio. He was so gracious and so attentive and looked me in the eye the whole time I talked.. which was a long time! He then needed somewhere to put his coat and me being strange said I would hold it and he started laughing really hard!
Pasha-My mom asked him if he still talked to Jessi and he seemed VERY uncomfortable with this question and said no. I asked him what she was up to and he said he has no idea. He was very quite to me.
Lauren-This girl was AWESOME! We talked about a lot and I told her she had so much energy tonight and she really stood out and she laughed and said she was trying to sleep in between numbers. What a pretty girl too!
Sara-I talked to her the longest. She asked me all these questions about myself, how long I danced for etc and was so sweet. I felt the most comfortable with her and she really is generous. She told me the girls did not get to shower yet and she thought she stunk LOL
Kameron and Sabra-I talked to them together and Kameron was the first one that asked my name. Talk about a HOTTIE in person by the way! He was very very kind. Sabra was hilarious too. I asked her if she had a cold because she keep sniffling and she told me it was just allergies and Kameron said no it's because she picks her nose all the time! Well when he said that my mom and them were taking a picture and Sabra meant to pinch Kameron but she pinched my mom so hard! It was so funny and Sabra kept apologizing and saying she should give my mom something LOL
Neil-He was standing alone with a friend of Doms and Doms friend said they needed some ladies over there so Neil acknowledged me and asked if I wanted a picture! I took a picture with him and yes, I asked him to do the wookie and he did it out of the corner of his mouth.. so funny!
The others in the room, Dom, Hok, Jamie and Shauna I did not get to meet:( Alot of the time they were talking to Dimitri's parents who were there or friends. It was hard to get to them so I tried outside but still did not! Outside was SO packed so I am so happy I got the exclusive meet and greet!
I have a TON of pictures on my facebook just search for me... Angelica Agents I have two albums full and many from the meet and greet!
Monday, October 29, 2007
I'm afraid there was someone out there playing games with us in comments, posting under multiple names from the same IP address, being deliberately provocative and needlessly negative. You may notice holes in certain comment threads as I have blocked that person.
Thanks to everyone who comments honestly and constructively.
Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann is in pre-production. The New York Post fills us in:
"Dancing War" will pit teams - one coached and choreographed by Carrie Ann, the other by Bruno - of six amatuer dancers and singers against each other.
"I'll have my vision and he'll have his vision," says Inaba. Producers are still trying to work out what the ultimate prize will be, she says.
The new show - which will run for just six weeks in its first go-round - is something of a cross between "So You Think You Can Dance," and "The Apprentice."
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Theresa Annas of the Virginian-Pilot writes an in-depth piece on Denise Wall:
Wall's passion has resulted in much attention for her modest, three-room dance studio on Bonney Road. The school called Denise Wall's Dance Energy could use some new carpet and a fresh coat of paint. Clearly, that hasn't held the place back.
Dozens of trophies pack the shelves above the mirrors that run the length of Wall's room. The school wins so many, she said, "I throw them out." Articles from The New York Times and Dance magazine are among the hometown clippings displayed in the lobby.
Central Jersey's Home News Tribune chatted with season 2's Heidi Groskreutz:
Heidi, now a Cliffside, N.J. resident, said since the show ended, she has been traveling around the world working on different dance projects and teaching classes. She recently filmed a movie with her cousin, and 2006 show champion, Benji Schwimmer but enjoys being able to teach.
"You have to give back," Groskreutz said. "It's the only way to pay it forward for those who have helped you while you were training."
We also learn that Heidi is in talks for an unnamed show on ABC. She'd be a great pro on Dancing With The Stars.
Betsy Scott of the News-Herald previews the Halloween night tour stop in Cleveland by talking to Neil Haskell:
As if Neil Haskell isn't adorable enough, he is sure to further endear himself to his Northeast Ohio fans when they learn of his allegiance to our Tribe. His loyalty came to light after a reporter revealed that her publication is based in the Cleveland area. "Go Indians," was his immediate reply.
Never mind that it was said two days after the team squashed our hearts with a mallet by losing three straight not-close games to the Boston Red Sox and lost its chance to get back to the World Series after a 10-year absence.
But back to Haskell, a contestant on Fox's summer hit talent show "So You Think You Can Dance." He explained that he became a Tribe follower growing up in Buffalo, N.Y., which an Indians farm team calls home.
"I'm definitely a big Indians fan," he said, while acknowledging that the 49-stop dance tour interfered with his watching the playoffs. "I was able to watch (ESPN's) 'SportsCenter' afterwards."
Our friend Selly at Dance Outlook attended the show in St Louis.
LINK to review
LINK to photos 1
LINK to photos 2
Here's Jaimie and Hok performing Wade Robson's Hummingbird routine in St. Louis.
Besides Australia, season 3 is currently airing in South Africa. The Times' Barry Ronge likes it:
I believe this is the most impressive and entertaining of the “reality” talent shows.
It’s streets ahead of Idols and Survivor. Even Project Runway pales in comparison. The only show that edges onto this high ground is The Amazing Race.
I love it because the challenge is real and physical. You need no specialist knowledge. This week the competition kicks into high gear because we are down to the last 10.
What is with that awful image of Cat?