Archive for the ‘Dance’ Category

Jasmine

September 8, 2017

“Jasmine,” choreographed by Tingting Liu of the Liaoning Ballet of China, performed by 24 young dancers from the MorningStar Dance Academy of Atlanta, Georgia at Lincoln Center, 2015.

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42 choreographers, 1 dance

October 15, 2016

“42 choreographers, 1 dance,” directed by Mitchell Rose, with music by Robert Een.

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Before the Dance

June 18, 2016

Freed of London has made ballet shoes since 1929.

A film by Jack Flynn and Nick David , selected for the National Geographic Short Film Showcase.

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Wide Open

February 21, 2016

“Wide Open,” by the Chemical Brothers (Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons), with vocalist Beck.

Vide0 directors: Dom & Nic ( Nic Goffey and Dominic Hawley).
Choreographer: Wayne McGregor
Dancer: Sonoya Mizuno

Lyrics here.

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Paula Deen, Dancing Queen?

August 27, 2015

Paula Deen, Dancing Queen?

Disgraced former Food Network star Paula Deen tried to make her comeback with an online video network last year, but no one noticed. Now the 68-year-old is trying the last hope of has-been celebs, appearing as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars. We hear her moves are smooth as butter.

More:

“Paula Deen Is Joining Dancing With the Stars, Y’all!” Tierney Bricker, E! Online

“Paula Deen’s Gonna Bust a Move on Dancing With the Stars,” Yesha Callahan, The Root

“So, How Uncomfortable Will You Feel Watching Paula Deen on Dancing With the Stars?” Taylor Ferber, VH1+

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The Audacity of Hoops

April 9, 2015

The Audacity of Hoops

LEDs. Programmable. Bluetooth-enabled. These are not your grandma’s Hula Hoops:

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Flamenco Flash Mobs Strike Spain’s Banks

April 21, 2013

Financial institutions across Andalusia are under percussive attack from Flamenco Flash Mobs. Guerilla performances of these indignados flamencos are political demonstrations, expressions of anger and frustration at the Spanish economic crisis. Like this performance in a branch of Bankia, they’re choreographed by the anti-capitalist group Flo6x8. 

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“Los “indignados flamencos” Flo6x8 arrasan en Internet con su bulería contra Bankia,” Vertele.com

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Dancing With the Star-Crossed Bristol Palin

September 1, 2010

Dancing With the Star-Crossed Bristol Palin

Why did ABC ask Bristol Palin to appear on Dancing With The Stars?

Because Condoleezza Rice and Ann Coulter turned it down.

 

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UK: ‘One in Four Lap Dancers Has a Degree’

August 31, 2010

A study has found that 25 percent of British lap dancers have a college degree.  The research by Dr Teela Sanders of the University of Leeds and Kate Hardy of Queen Mary College, University of London, is sumarized here. The BBC-TV discussion of the findings by Dr. Belinda Brooks-Gordon and a lap dance club owner (above) is more entertaining, though.

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2009 Air Guitar World Title Goes to France

August 22, 2009

2009 Air Guitar World Title Goes to France

Frenchman Sylvain Quimene (aka “Gunther Love”) won the 2009 Air Guitar World Championship in Oulu,  Finland yesterday. Clad in a skin-tight gold leotard, his imaginary instrumental antics impressed judges, who awarded him a decisive 35.1 points on the tough International Air Guitar Scale. Last year’s World Champ, American Craig “Hot Lixx Hulahan” Billmeier, and 2009 U.S. titleholder Andrew “William Ocean” Litz shared second place with 34.8 points. Other competitors hailed from Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Great Britain, Brazil, New Zealand, France, Taiwan, Switzerland, Romania, Australia, Russia, Belgium and Canada.

Here is a video of  Monsieur Quimene nailing the French Air Guitar championship back in June:

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