Posts Tagged ‘Dance’

Tap: Made in America

March 12, 2018

Tap dancing, like many things in the US, was manufactured here from imported components. Vox explains.
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Pas de Deux

March 4, 2018

Taiwanese engineer Huang Yi dances with a Kuka robotic arm. Choreography and programming: Huang Yi. Music: Joshua Roman.

Huang Yi website

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The Physics of Swan Lake’s Spinning Ballerina

December 4, 2017

The ballerina portraying Swan Lake‘s enchantress Odile must execute 32 fouetté turns seamlessly, without pause. How does she do that? Physics. A TED-Ed lesson by Arleen Sugano and Andrew Laws; animation by Dancing Line Productions.

More:

“Swan Lake,’ and Its 32 Fouettés,” Alastair Macaulay, New York Times

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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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Lead Me To You

October 2, 2016

“Lead Me To You,” written and recorded by Tom Rosenthal. Video directed by Annlin Chao. Dancer/choreographer: Carys Staton.

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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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Skeleton Dance

November 7, 2015

“Skeleton Dance,” by Skullmapping, an arts collective run by Filip Sterckx and Antoon Verbeeck, presented at Brussels Light Festival 2013. Dancer: Verónica Arís Zlatar. Sound design: Valentijn Steenhoudt.

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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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