Monday, July 14, 2008

SYTYCD News Roundup

Mia Michaels examines reality in her new column at movmnt magazine.

SF Chronicle dance critic Rachel Howard knows her world dance:

Bollywood style, however, suits Joshua’s hip-hop skills surprisingly well. Those jumps into deep knee-splayed bends, by the way, derive mostly from the South Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam (as does the custom of wearing bells on the ankles). Neither Katee nor Joshua pull off the knee-turns (not fast enough), and Nigel tosses in facile “It’s a Small World” political statements, but the style is a terrific addition to the show, and Katee and Joshua do an admirable job in it.

More at Voice of Dance...

Smug Doug noticed something I had missed:
Notice that they are no longer calling the solos "Dancing for Your Life?" The term has apparently been dropped with no anouncement or fanfare. The judges just refer to them as "solos" and note that they need to impress.

More... is giving away tickets to this season's tour.

So You Think You Can Dance Australia's Henry Byalikov is taking his ballroom moves to Dancing With The Stars Australia after the current Aussie tour. Here's his African Samba, with Vanessa Sew Hoy, from the Gold Coast Convention Center.

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