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Street Dance vs Ballet - Dance It Up (SLYT)
posted by fearfulsymmetry (20 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 

what
posted by Aizkolari at 7:34 AM on August 26, 2010


this is truly a moving testament to the power of street dance

those snobs never new what hit em!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:01 AM on August 26, 2010


Way shorter than watching Breakin' thank God.
posted by mkb at 8:07 AM on August 26, 2010


Was anyone else not terribly impressed by the skill of either dancer? Or do I just not know how to appreciate dancing?
posted by tmacdonald at 8:13 AM on August 26, 2010 [4 favorites]


tmacdonald: "Was anyone else not terribly impressed by the skill of either dancer? Or do I just not know how to appreciate dancing?"

I had the same response. Spent the first few minutes hoping that the ballerina would crank out some crazy moves. Spent the rest of the time trying to figure out if it was a spoof. Still confused.
posted by specialagentwebb at 8:15 AM on August 26, 2010


You guys just don't understand Street Dance obviously...get with the times grandma!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:27 AM on August 26, 2010 [2 favorites]


Holy Crap that was amazing.
posted by cyphill at 8:41 AM on August 26, 2010


Was anyone else not terribly impressed by the skill of either dancer?

I'm not sure if this is serious or the most awesome bait job ever.
posted by mightygodking at 8:52 AM on August 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Am I not getting the joke, or is the joke just not super funny? The street dancer and the ballerinas actually both suck, is that all there is to it? Also, the background ballerinas are pretty clearly not actual ballerinas - when they're doing what are supposed to be basic but legit ballerina moves or whatever they are doing it epically wrong, but not necessarily in ways that someone clueless about ballet would notice. Is that supposed to be funny too?
posted by naoko at 8:58 AM on August 26, 2010


naoko, other robots, congratulations on learning english. your next assignment is to learn about what the humons call "Laughter." Then the mission can begin in earnest.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:06 AM on August 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Maybe a spoof of this movie?
posted by specialagentwebb at 9:07 AM on August 26, 2010


I guess it just goes on a little long for that one-note a joke?

kill all humans
posted by naoko at 9:22 AM on August 26, 2010 [3 favorites]


I liked it. It was cute and the song was catchy too. I totally forgot about Groove Armada's existence.
posted by LilSoulBrother85 at 10:15 AM on August 26, 2010


Seriously, the dancers' footwork and balance were terrible. Every time someone lifted one foot off the floor she wobbled like Cobb's totem. What I saw in this video was a lot of posturing and very little actual dancing... and I realized that had to be the punchline when the "street dancer" started doing the Macarena. It's not supposed to be a dance-off, it's a parody of dance-offs, and for that I have to give it some respect.

I'm not sure what to make of the fact that a number of people here seem to have taken it at face value. There's enough good dancing to watch out there in pop culture that the joke here should be immediately obvious.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 11:06 AM on August 26, 2010


Life is too short to watch bad dancing or non-amusing satire. Some really lousy links being posted on MeFi today.
posted by lphoenix at 11:23 AM on August 26, 2010


Yeah, put me down in the "whuh?" column. It's a decent enough middle-of-the-road dance track, and the video starts out promising—but I spent half the video looking for the joke, and by the time I realized that the bad dancing is all there is to the joke, I didn't care any more.
posted by ixohoxi at 1:02 PM on August 26, 2010


Seriously, the dancers' footwork and balance were terrible.

Yes. In fact, and I hope I'm not hurting anyone's feelings when I admit this, I would say their skills were laughably bad. And, since I'm going for honesty here, I myself reaped a better-than-average laugh from it.
posted by From Bklyn at 3:39 AM on August 27, 2010


Did someone just get served? It's hard to tell.
posted by chairface at 8:20 AM on August 27, 2010


Was anyone else not terribly impressed by the skill of either dancer? Or do I just not know how to appreciate dancing?

You have actually seen people dancing before, though? Right?
posted by a little headband I put around my throat at 9:56 AM on August 27, 2010


OK, now I pine for a good street vs ballerina dance-off. Anyone know of one?
posted by Harald74 at 12:21 PM on August 27, 2010


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