Friday, September 28, 2007

Shake That Groove Thing!

"Dancers are the athletes of God." ~Albert Einstein

I just wanted to share my favorite dance routines from the last season of So You Think You Can Dance. I am the whitest, non-rhythmic gal you will ever meet, but I love watching other people dance and when it's done right, it is so powerful and moving.

This is a contemporary piece choreographed by the gifted Mia Michaels. She constructs such beautiful movements.

The video below is Lauren Gottlieb, one of my favorite girl dancers this season, performing a Wade Robson creation to Waiting on the World To Change, by John Mayer

This is a Danny Tidwell's solo of the same dance. This boy can JUMP!

This is a really funky dance created by Wade Robson. It's a contemporary jazz piece with a good ole' fashioned "good vs. evil" theme.

I love the two dancers in this piece...the moves are really intricate and different.

OK, I don't like to interpret art for other people, but if a viewer doesn't know the background to this piece, it could be perceived as a little cheesy. The choreographer, Mia Michaels, lost her father to cancer a few months ago, and this piece is an homage to her father, how she envisions reuniting with him in heaven....very sweet.

"To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking." ~Agnes De Mille


Stephy said...

I hate you. That last one made me cry!!

I LOVED the first one. Lacey should have one. The one with Neil and Lauren is hysterical, really different. All good picks.

Stephy said...

Wow....I must have been on autopilot when writing that last comment with the atrocious homonym switcheroo! I meant to say, Lacey should have WON...not ONE..oops..Whatever, it's late!

tilly hester said...

I like how that montage mixed all the contestants solos together...

Aimee said...

mia michaels is an artistic genious!