Max Landis comments on 1987's Innerspace trailer
. [SLYT] [more inside]
Amazing Russian dancing men in uniform
Don't know much about this, but thought you'd like it.
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
Pas a Deux
- award-winning 1988 animated short of pop culture icons dancing. A collaboration between Gerrit van Dijk en Monique Renault. Via Your Daily Cartoon (via Mefi's own) [more inside]
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.
Evolutionary biologists at Northumbria University have used science to figure out "attractive human dance moves"
that demonstrate optimum genotypic and phenotypic health to prospective mates. "Cutting-edge motion capture technology" was used to record good
was reportedly unpleased
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]
Dirty Dancing is A SUBVERSIVE MASTERPIECE and here are four reasons why.
"While I loved it as a mushy romance starring a relatable heroine and a dreamy guy, a huge portion of the plot flew right over my tiny unworldly preteen head. But it was only as an adult that I realized how RADICALLY subversive and politically bananas this movie really is." [more inside]
A hillbilly and his zaftig racoon friend dance on the porch
In 1973, The Who released their sixth album, Quadrophenia
. The epic double album tells the story
of a boy named Jimmy Cooper who deals with mental illness on top of the run-of-the-mill stresses of teen life. But Jimmy Cooper isn't just any London teen. Jimmy Cooper is a Mod
. [more inside]
For all those times you spent bored under the merchandise sign at an urban jazz festival, sweating, wrapping your head in striped garments, ripping the soles off your shoes in a primal fury, this man would like to dance for you.
Stratus Dance Club mid-80s style
- videos from a club in Spring Valley CA offer hours of dancing voyeurism. [more inside]
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]
How about dancing Canadian skeletons?
Avec les sous-titres et sonnaille.
, a new Canadian supergroup formed
by Hawksley Workman with Hot Hot Heat frontman Steve Bays and Limblifter/Age of Electric member Ryan Dahle. [more inside]
For those that think they chose the wrong subject of the new Finding Nemo movie
, there's always the true star of the show: Crush the turtle
. [more inside]
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."
Dancing Stingrays (SLWimp)
(wait for it to hit you...)
Oh now, this
really is ridiculously cute. slyt
For those ready to get their Caturday Night Fever on a little early: Nobody Beats the Drum
by Natural Thing (SLYTelectronica)
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.
"Shut Up and Dance’s 1991 hardcore LP ‘Dance Before the Police Come’ was released at a time when the UK authorities were struggling to contain the massive explosion of raves. Thousands of people each weekend were playing a cat and mouse game with the police to party in fields and warehouses, and if the state was often outwitted by meeting points in motorway service stations and convoys of cars, it tried to keep the lid on the phenomenon by staging high profile raids."Dance before the police come
: a social history, covering UK (and US) raves, queer activism, morality police (both figurative and literal) and racial discrimination. [more inside]
The Tony Awards' 2012 Opening Number - What If Life Were More Like Theater?
- with Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone, Amanda Seyfried, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson
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.
Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week. If you were too busy looking forward to have time to appreciate a teacher, it's still not too late to appreciate the teachers behind the students.
prospects in the field
are incredibly high
, recent trends, such as "tools grow[ing] more advanced"
(see Adobe Flash Builder
or MS Visual Studio
) have had people wondering over the past few years if computer science has much room for growth left. Some question whether it is alive.
Others, such as Carnegie Mellon
, say not so fast. In any case, employment has been a bit iffy
). There is the possibility that Computer Science is simply growing up (PDF)
, then again the U of Florida decided to say good bye to it this past week.
But hey, if you are not going to that University, and still are shooting for computer science, here are some tips
How to Dance Goth
- An instructional video. [photos]
Dancing with Han Solo
is a real thing that exists.
Keith Apicary auditions
for a Kimberly Cole music video.