The professional dancers for the UK’s wildly popular Strictly Come Dancing opened the October 9 episode with a gorgeous Bridgerton-inspired routine set to a reimagined arrangement of Taylor Swift’s “Lover” and “Love Story.” Continue reading “Daily Dance: Strictly Come Dancing’s Gorgeous Same-Sex Waltz”
The collegiate summer baseball team the Savannah Bananas, who operate out of the Coastal Plain League, sell out every game. It’s baseball but also part entertainment (in a Harlem Globetrotter vein) and part circus. Continue reading “Daily Dance: The Savannah Bananas”
American Dance Machine for the 21st Century has released its latest virtual video, “Cool” from West Side Story, performed by 10 talented dancers around New York City.
“Cool” was directed by Tony Award nominee Joshua Bergasse, with choreography by Jerome Robbins recreated by Robert La Fosse.
Bergasse has staged for ADM21 include “20th Century Fox Mambo” which Josh created for the hit NBC series “Smash,” and “The Great Lover” pas de deux for the 2014 revival of On The Town which was originally choreographed by Jerome Robbins, the revival for which Josh received his first Tony nomination.
Back in December, ADM21 released its first virtual video, “The Music and the Mirror” from A Chorus Line, performed by 27 singer/dancers coached by Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie.
Jamal Josef, who helped choreograph part of Beyonce’s groundbreaking Coachella performance, is sharing his love of dance in a new children’s book called Black Boys Dance Too.
He recently spoke with The TODAY Show’s Sheinelle Jones to talk all about it and explain why it’s so personal to him.
You can check out the book over on Amazon.
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This Navajo and Tewa man, Ashkia ‘Kia’ Randy Trujillo, spontaneously performed a traditional dance in celebration after learning of Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.
The footage, captured by photojournalism student Sharon Chrischilly, went viral garnering over 5 million views on social media.
Trujillo told NBC News that the dance “tells of how a battle was won and how the evil was pushed away.”
His joy is infectious.
By the way, Trujillo cleared up some confusion some had about his red hat. It wasn’t a MAGA hat but a Chicago Bulls hat.
This Navajo and Tewa man spontaneously performed a traditional dance in celebration after learning of Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump pic.twitter.com/4GOB2g8hgz
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) November 11, 2020
Just fyi I am new to Twitter and I didnt plan on ever having one but wasnt quite sure how to get a hold of @Schischillyy to give her thanks and props for capturing this moment. Words can not express how happy I am. I hope you feel the love everyone!
— Self Made Warrior (@SMWfromNM) November 8, 2020
I’ve never seen so many people soooooo happy to show up at the polls and VOTE!
Uh-huh, oh yeah, and bounce, bounce, bounce…
A whole mood! The joyful defiance of dancing in line at the polls in a “f*** 2020” Tshirt is what voting in 2020 looks like! Nothing and no one is getting in the way of our joy and our vote! #joyisanactofresistance #joytothepolls @JoyToThePolls #vote #EarlyVoting #TurnUp #Philly pic.twitter.com/2i8gKO1Gv5
— Resistance Revival Chorus (@ResistanceRev) October 25, 2020
As we all head back to work after the holiday weekend, let’s remember to take a minute to dance every now and then.
Check out InstaHunk Dr. Curtis Fitzgerald serve up a little salsa as some sassy inspiration.
This guy can hit it.
Back in June, I shared a short clip of 11-year-old Anthony Mmesoma Madu (above) practicing ballet on a muddy street in his town of Lagos, Nigeria.
After his dance in the rain went viral, Madu is now training with the American Ballet Theatre online and has been offered a scholarship to study with the acclaimed ballet company in the U.S. next year.
After his dance in the rain captured the eyes of millions, this 11-year-old Nigerian boy has earned a scholarship to study ballet in the U.S. pic.twitter.com/9SgFBxdE15
— AJ+ (@ajplus) August 11, 2020