Kiesza's Hideaway video is a fantastic single-shot tribute to 1990s dance.
broke a rib shooting the video.) But check out what happens when Russian performance duo Bonia and Kuzmich (Mikhail Kuzmin and Julia Starikova) (Боня и Кузьмич
) created a tribute video
Exactly what the title says. A celebration of 26 ways to rhythmically move one's body
Although the video is a project that was sponsored by i-D and Diesel clothing, the corporate sponsorship in no way impacts the dancing.
Vimeo here: Vimeo link here.
If you prefer youtube there here is an alternative link. [more inside]
Ladies and gentlemen, I share with you today – the latest beat from off the street, the mashup sensation that’s sweeping
the internet nation. It's DJ Faroff’s latest groovechild Mash Machine
, starring the Godfather of Soul, the Doors, dueling riffs from Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin and
AC/DC. With special guest appearances from the Soul Train line dancers, the Pink Panther and a cowbell.
MEG - PRECIOUS
is a music video. Enjoy.
“I wanted to take each dancer and make them into a very defined character, so people could choose their favorite and stick with them.” Eight voguers, three rounds. This is Ballroom Battle
. [warning: autoplay]
To The Great God Pan
There is only one piece of film that shows Isadora Duncan dancing. It is four seconds long, the very end of a performance, and it is followed by eight seconds in which Duncan accepts applause. This small celluloid footprint – light-struck in the manner of Eugène Atget – contains quite a bit of information. It is an afternoon recital, early in the 20th century, and it takes place en plein air, trees in the background, like so much of the painting of the day. Duncan enters the frame turning, her arms positioned in an upward reach not unlike ballet’s codified fourth position, but more naturally placed. ... Because of her thrown back upper body it seems as if she is running, but she is actually slow and steady, offering herself to something so large she doesn’t need to move fast. The dance over, she stands simply and acknowledges her audience with a Christ-like proffering of her palms. In fact, her classical garb is as much that of the sandalled shepherd of men as it is a barefoot goddess of Greek mythology. ‘I have come,’ she once said, ‘to bring about a great renaissance of religion through the dance, to bring the knowledge of the beauty and holiness of the human body through its expression of movements.’ Thus spake Isadora. [more inside]
Marina V. Shifrin
, a news clip producer, was frustrated with her job. So she made a video, and using the power of interpretive dance, she sent her boss a message
. It is awesome. [via]
A hillbilly and his zaftig racoon friend dance on the porch
Sometimes you have to deal with those big, eternal questions, like what would happen if you put polka music over video of German industrial dance
. [slyt | previously | via]
Evolution of Mom Dancing [SLYT]
In honor of the First Lady's "Let's Move" campaign, and to encourage parents everywhere to get up and get moving with their kids, Jimmy Fallon and Michelle Obama present the "Evolution of Mom Dancing."
is a fun little dance routine by Gerardam, two brothers from India, Johnnathan and Joshua Gerard. Via Ministry of Manipulation
, who say, "... this is what happens when two clowns become excellent dancers." Johnnathan composed the music.
Edward Sharpe's new video for MAN ON FIRE
goes to cheer gyms, double dutch practice spaces, and dance studios, focusing on both performers and observers, then takes the glorious action to the streets.
// All Day
), an epic dance video featuring Girl Talk's album All Day
) as the soundtrack, is finally premiering
at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple on 12/8. Don't fret if you can't make it to the free dance party though, because the entire film is being released in 12 parts for free over the next six weeks starting today. Here's part one, School's Out
If you like dance but are stuck in a computer chair all day, you could do worse than watch some of these on-location videos showing people dancing for the sheer love of it. Folks from Brooklyn and India made BollyBrook (short for "Bollywood-meets-Brooklyn"), a music video featuring dancing in Mumbai
. A 9-year-old girl dances in Tiananmen Square
(don't miss her pas de deux with her father near the end of the video). A kid with the handle iTr3vor dances in the Apple Store
(one of many videos in his series). And yes, Matt Harding probably helped start it all with his "dancing badly around the world"
videos last decade. [more inside]
Lil Buck & Yo-Yo Ma collaboration.
More about the event
. Charles "Lil Buck" Riley is better known for his Memphis Jookin - here are a few samples: Choppin Like That - Cartoon V
; Soulja Boy - Birdwalk
and Paper Planes
. He also once made an appearance on Ellen's Incredible Audience Talents
segment (at about 1:40)
The only thing more off the hook than these Indian guys doing a Classic Dance
is the Dubstep Version
of the same video. (via)
1 on 1 B-Boy Battle
- close up and slow mo on some impressive moves captured at the 2010 BOTY in Paris. And for for some raw fun, the crowd-pleasing backstage battles of Morris vs Lilou part1
and part 2
. [more inside]
Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor. [more inside]
Psycho Killer dance
- Tengobaila sure does like improvisational, spontaneous, informal, interpretive, freestyle dancing ... and she has uploaded 857 videos
to prove it, find your fave. (Via B3TA) [more inside]
Les Twins at 2010 World of Dance
- identical twins Laurent & Larry Bourgeois of Paris (aka Ca’ Blaze and Lil’ Beast of the Criminalz Crew) are turning heads among the b-boys and poppers for their creative "new style" dance moves and freestyle hiphop.
2010 dance battles: vs Bones+Pee Fly VS Laura+Boubou Flexing New Style Dance
; vs Old Future Crew
; vs MEENR and Russell aka Ironman, pt.1
; Part 2
2009: Phone Home
and Just Debout pre-selection Paris
; 2007: twins criminlaz
At World of Dance, Ruffian posts more background and more clips on Les Twins
Need something energetic and fun on a lazy sunday? Consider this
amusing flash toy. [more inside]
, amid the grey serge of wartime France, a tribe of youngsters with all the colourful decadence of punks or teddy boys. Wearing zoot suits cut off at the knee (the better to show off their brightly coloured socks), with hair sculpted into grand quiffs, and shoes with triple-height soles - looking like glam-rock footwear 30 years early - these were the kids who would lay the foundations of nightclubbing. Ladies and gentlemen, les Zazous.
" [more inside]
Now's the time in the 1974 Bundesliga
new uniform unveiling presentation where we dance.
Happy Monday! :)
Japanese-style popping is dope - check out u-min
and dancers on the Polysics I My Me Mine
. The girl, Strong Machine 2
, was only 11 years old at filming. And let's not forget the classic display of popping in Late at Night
. But beyond these dancers who've achieved some commercial prominence, check out a few fun
Japanese popping clips
from lesser known but great dancers. [more inside]
Texan judge rules $5 "pole tax" violates First Amendment rights.
Further, Judge Scott Jenkins found no evidence to justify the purpose of HB 1751
(PDF), finding the anecdotal
link of the patronage of strip clubs with a lack of health insurance and increased sexual assault rates for dancers insufficient, and ordered the state to pay
the plaintiffs' legal fees. Activists
are already looking to appeal Jenkins' ruling and reenact the tax. (Previously on Metafilter.
presents Kiddie a-Go-Go
. Check out the intro
brought to you by Mickelberry's
Plump & Juicy Franks and their fine variety of cold cuts. Hostess Pandora (played by Jack Mulqueen's wife Elaine
) introduces the Stop and Go-Go
dance, followed by a live performance
from the New Colony Six
in full Revolutionary War costumes
. Unlike the Buddy Deane Show
(which inspired the movie Hairspray
), this later clip
indicates that Kiddie A-Go-Go had racially integrated without incident. Other happenings inspired by the Kiddie A-Go-Go include a children's album
, the public access TV show Chic-A-Go-Go
, and San Francisco's Pip Squeak A-Go-Go
(featuring go-go dance lessons
from the Devil-Ettes
In the year 1982, Michael Jackson releases Thriller, which according to the Guinness Book of World Records[wikipedia]
, is the greatest selling album of all time. The 14 minute music video [youtube]
was the longest/most expensive at the time, and was directed by filmmaker John Landis
Details of the video here[wikipedia]
Now onto the show. [all youtube links]
Thriller with Legos
. At a wedding
. The tv show Good Morning America
on the wedding version. At walmart
. At another wedding
. In Final Fantasy
. More animatics
. Professional dancers
. More dancers
. And More
. Yup, more here
. Even more dancers
. Sigh. Even more dancers
. And it's not just for 2 year olds
. College students
too. Penn State's Blue Band
. The Bollywood Version
. They even do it in Prison
The History Of Dance
-- World of Warcraft style.
is a 10 minute dance video comparing current B-Boy poppin and lockin to vintage clips of African and global dance, jazz and swing, martial arts, and athletics. It's an excerpt from Detours - An Experimental Dance Collaboration,
a video by dancer extraordinaire David "Elsewhere" Bernal
. Via beans, beans, good for your heart
Harder, better, stronger, faster
- Hilty and Bosch, often called the masters of locking, pair up with Co-Thkoo to serve up 10 riveting minutes of dance. The routine to Daft Punk's classic starting about midway in the clip is brilliant. [more]
Max and Thomas have some classic fun doing the Lindy hip hop
but, sometimes, there ain't nothin' like the real thing, baby: Helzappoppin
, Groovie Movie
, 50s Charleston in Harlem
, Original UpRock
, Swing Fever
, Power Girls
. Learn more about the history of this kickass dance at early Lindy Hop
. (Alert: YouTube links)
Crazy breakdancers from Korea
- one minute of annoying lead in followed by two and a half minutes of cool moves.
They say it drives the chicks wild... maybe you'll finally get a date!(The end of the video is the grooviest part.
I LOVE YOU I WANNA LOVE YOU TENDER
. You could be my only sweet surrender. I would never bring you any kind of sorrow. (38 Mb QT)
in pictures and words: Kachina