Friday, May 9, 2008

Diavolo On The Staircase (Video)

Here's what the Diavolo Dance Theater does with the staircase we saw in last night's Step It Up & Dance.

CORRECTION: Per information in comments, this isn't Diavolo Dance Theater, but rather "LA County High School for the Arts students in a recital after spending a semester workshopping with the Diavolo Education Company". Our apologies for any misunderstanding. It's an amazing piece.
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Choreography by Jacques Heim.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Grineflip UPDATED

Ronni & Siv on So You Think You Can Dance Scandinavia.

More Scandianavian videos at packingforthecrash

UPDATE: Translation, courtesy of packingforthe crash

Choreographer: This choreography is about the struggle between hate and love. The most important part for the dancers is to convey the right emotions. The aggression that lays inside them.
Siv: It's kinda hard to be mad at Ronni, because I just start laughing all the time..!
Siv: *on the floor laughing* I'm not ready!
Siv: *tries to explain what 'latterkrampe' (=laughterattack)is.
Ronni: *says the danish word for it (=grineflip) which makes Siv laugh even harder*
Ronni: If I don't drag her hard enough then she won't get up! So I really have to drag her hard.
Siv: *still laughing* this doesn't work. I can't do it!

Dance Overload

Steven Colbert was upset that Time magazine rated Korean pop star Rain ahead of him in a list of influential entertainers. His dance-off challenge appeared to go unanswered until...

Step It Up & Dance Previews (Video)

Courtesy of BravoTV.

It's A...Dance-Off!

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From the press release:

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE is trying to set a Guinness World Record!!! It’s going to be really cool and there are great prizes so spread the word and bring your friends. Event details are below.

The SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE OFF is a-once-in-a-lifetime, Guinness World Record-setting dance event! Utilizing 100 dance pads and a large screen TV, participating dancers will attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the LARGEST SIMULTANEOUS DANCE MAT ROUTINE and be entered into the Guinness Book of World Records: Gamer’s Edition.

The event is Monday, May 19, 2008 at 3:00 PM. Nigel Lythgoe, Cat Deeley and Mary Murphy of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE will join choreographers Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo and previous SYTYCD finalists to support participants at the NOKIA THEATER L.A. LIVE Courtyard located at 777 Chick Hearn Court in downtown Los Angeles (across from the STAPLES CENTER). One lucky dancer will win a video game console, a dance video game and mat, and a 23” LCD flat screen television.

See you there!

TV Dance News

A slew of SYTYCD choreographers are involved with The Pulse On Tour this summer.

Every US dance show seems to have a Utah/Mormon connection. Newsweek examines.

Step It Up & Dance producers Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz of Magical Elves will not be following Project Runway to the LIFETIME Network

Here's a preview of tonight's tomorrow night's Step It Up & Dance, courtesy of BravoTV.

So You Think You Can Dance Canada's guest judge Melissa Williams talks about dance on television:

"I started my career on a television show like this one," she says, thrilled to be judging Halifax hopefuls. "I'm so excited to be working with a dance television show again."

After a formidable career in LA, Williams is back in her hometown of Windsor and excited that So You Think You Can Dance has finally come to Canada. "It's great that dance is back in people's living rooms. Canadians need to be reminded of the talent that's in this country." Williams is one of SYTYCDC's Alternating Third Judges, and is one of the judges for the Halifax auditions.

Everybody loves JabbaWockeeZ. SOHH interviews the crew.
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Australia's Dancing With The Stars was turned down by none other than British Chef and TV personality Gordon Ramsay. This article says that SYTYCDAus choreographer Jason Gilkison may be a judge on the show. The UK has it's own version of SYTYCD in the works. I'm pretty sure it can't be a British show until Gordon Ramsay shows up to give everyone a good bollocking.

Attention Twitterers: Follow BSYTYCD for quick updates, inside scoops, and general rambling.

American Idol Open Thread

Sorry for being late with this. I got tied up at the day job.

Monday, May 5, 2008

More JabbaWockeez (Video)

America's Best Dance Crew win Favorite Reality Star at the Asian Excellence Awards.
Uploaded by overtimekid99 interviews Chris Gatdula of the JabbaWockeez.
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The entire crew, including Gary Kendall, appeared on America's Got Talent last summer.
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SYTYCD News Roundup

Ashlee Nino, aka Lady Shiva, is featured in an instructional video, available at her site.
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Cat Deeley looked great at the British Comedy awards.

Lacey Schwimmer has a new apparel line at Sugar & Bruno.

His appearance on So You Think You Can Dance Australia has been a life changing experience for Caleb Bartolo.

Step It Up & Dance News

AfterElton recaps the most recent episode.

Jerry Mitchell gets the final say on Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods, beginning June 2nd on MTV.

Bonus footage, including Jason Alexander's full conversation with the dancers-at-risk, courtesy of BravoTV.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Aussie Top 10 At The Logies (Video)

The Australian Top 10 (minus an injured Anthony, plus Marko) perform a Jason Gilkison routine at the Logie Award show.
Uploaded by natbascom

Thanks to Ms. Anonymous for the tip.

Jack And Rhys On Rove Live (Video)

Australia's favorite dancers, Jack Chambers and Rhys Bobridge visit the David Letterman of Australia.
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JabbaWockeeZ And Kaba Modern At Asian Excellence Awards (Video)

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