Monday, 30 June 2008

So you think you can dance

I know we're all supposed to love hating the tv dance shows. But I'm surprisingly impressed with So You Think You Can Dance. The technical ability of the contestants is far higher than in the other shows, and that means the choreographers aren't limited, and some of those choreographers are just amazing. Sure, the tango is always godawful, whether ballroom or Argentine. But the contemporary, the jazz, the hip hop - a lot of those routines are really good. Look at this quirky contemporary routine by guest choreographer Sonia - a battle/flirtation between two comic book characters.

Or this group piece by the ever-genius Mia Michaels.

Just don't go searching for the tango. Terrible.

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Stalking Cecilia pt 2

Many thanks to La Tanguerita, who sent me the link to some new Cecilia and Horatio videos. I had to post this one for the crazy hyper-extended multi-volcada at the start. The 4th video in the same series has some other interesting legwork. I love the way she plays. As you all know by now! :)