NOLA bounce artist and rapper Nicky Da B is dead
. Nicki was best known for his colorful, aggressively infectious music and videos, including Hot Potato Style
), Express Yourself with Diplo
), and his collaboration with photographer Clayton Cubitt Go Loko
(NSFW, strobe and flashes warning)
Globe Trot (50 filmmakers, 23 countries, 1 dance)
A fun little romp around the world as over 50 people do a cool dance that combined with sharp editing can't help but make you feel good. [via mefi projects
] [more inside]
Simon's not strictly in the mood for ballroom, but Paddy & Nico have much more in store than first appearances suggest. Watch the energy-shift in this electric pairing's performance.
"I will be 80 this July."
Vocal band Pentatonix (previously
) presents A Daft Punk Medley
Janelle Monae's latest music video/single is a 60s-esque, funkadelic, symbol-heavy, all-white fur and all-female hammer to the head - THE DANCE APOCALYPTIC
The music video for "I Don't Wanna Dance" by Alex Gaudino ft. Taboo takes the form of an aerobics class for kitty cats.
is a new 12-episode web musical
inspired by the famous dancing prisoner videos
of the Philippines.
What is Pink Lady
? In Japan they are remembered for a string of pop hits in the 70s, but Americans might remember them either from their disco single "Kiss In The Dark
" or from an attempt to sell them to the US market in 1980 via a short-lived NBC variety show Pink Lady & Jeff
) with comedian Jeff Altman.
). The show featured their Japanese hits, UFO
(a bit more rock and roll
), and SOS
along with US hits like Boogie Wonderland
, McArthur Park
and the occasional guest star.
) Also, Roy Orbison
Sadly, the show failed to break out and the two returned to Japan for a series of farewell concerts and retrospectives. Much, much more available at this charmingly retro, utterly exhaustive fan site devoted to them.
Or just read the recaps. [more inside]
After Kad & Olivier sign off and the Satisfaction production logo fades, viewing audiences are oftentimes treated to a cold open of an empty talk show set... one that quickly becomes the impromptu dance floor for a shameless Frenchman making an absolute giddy fool of himself while lip-syncing pop songs alongside a menagerie of... wait, *what*?!
That's right. The Late Late Show
's Craig Ferguson appears to have a not-so-secret French admirer
-- one who's not above ripping off both his opening titles and his signature dance sequences
(including the iconic animal puppets
by The Jackson 5, "Flashdance"
by Irene Cara, "On the Floor"
by Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull, "Waka Waka"
by Shakira, "Men in Black"
by Will Smith, "Let's All Chant"
by the Michael Zager Band, "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
by Wham!, "It's Raining Men"
by The Weather Girls, and "Vive Le Vent (Jingle Bells)"
by Tino Rossi.
Luckily, Ferguson's sense of showmanship is more prodigious than litigious
-- he responded to Arthur's "homáge
" by booking a pair of translatlantic crossover shows, with Arthur visiting LA that week and Ferguson flying out to Paris just last month. Video of both shows (plus lots more) inside! [more inside]
does not seem to know how to un-mirror his video clips and has only the vaguest understanding of copyright law. But he does like dancing in Apple Stores to the works of Britney Spears
, Lady Gaga
, and Rebecca Black
, among others.
Single Link Saturday Night Dance Party: The neon-dripped hallucinatory candy-pop world ofBrite Futures' - Sideways Pony Tail [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]
A new urban dance craze is sweeping across the UK, taking it back to old skool
Dance Fortress 2:
The agents of Team Fortress 2 hang loose and party down.
Have you taedium vitae
? Watch then, as: Dog dances merengue
Street Dance vs Ballet - Dance It Up
The remix artist Pogo
) goes a little darker and danicer in his latest offering, Skynet Symphonic
, entirely built from Terminator 2 clips.
Stefania Rotolo performs live! (single-link incomprehensible YouTube video circa 1979)
After David Letterman signs off and the Worldwide Pants production logo fades, viewing audiences are oftentimes treated to a cold open of an empty talk show set... one that quickly becomes the impromptu dance floor for a shameless Scot making an absolute giddy fool of himself while lip-syncing pop songs alongside a menagerie of puppets (and a couple of scantily-costumed stagehands). Now on YouTube for your viewing pleasure, the complete collection of Craig Ferguson's Late Late Show
musical numbers: "Say Hey (I Love You)"
by Michael Franti and Spearhead - "White Lines"
by Duran Duran - "Wonderful Night"
by Fatboy Slim - "Istanbul"
by They Might Be Giants - "Oops!...I Did It Again"
by Britney Spears - "MMMBop"
by Hanson - "In the Navy"
by Village People - "Fireball"
by Don Spencer - "I'm Yours"
by Jason Mraz - "The Lonely Goatherd"
from The Sound of Music
- "She Taught Me How To Yodel"
by Frank Ifield - "Fire"
by The Prodigy - "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" [more inside]
Good morning. It's Monday. I know that it sucks to have to come back to work after a holiday weekend. So I am going to share with you this alternative version of Passion Pit's "Sleepyhead" mixed with archival footage of old-timey American dancing.
I hope this brightens your day a little bit.
On September 10th, to celebrate their initiation week, 172 communications students at the University of Quebec at Montreal decided to put on a show
. After weeks of preparation, the costumed and prop-wielding crowd enacted an exuberant, complex, and flawlessly-choreographed performance
of the Black Eyed Peas song "I Gotta Feeling" that sprawled through the campus's multi-story Judith Jasmin Pavilion... and they did it all in one continuous take
(on their second
try). The feat is just the most recent example of "lipdubbing
" -- a video phenomenon where a single camera moves through a crowd of highly coordinated lip-syncers in a single seamless take, with the original recording dubbed over the finished product. [more inside]
"The so-called "Mississippi Madman," connects the energy of crunk
with African American spirituality
and youthful abandon
." But what exactly is crunk
? While some might say it is a concoction
, folk etymology suggests
the modern usage of crunk originated as a portmanteau
of the words "crazy" and "drunk" or having been "cranked up" to a level of excitability at which one becomes "crunk". But I think the kids have it
on this one.
Saturday Night Simpsons Dance Remix Post: Dennal Plan
, a remix
, How it was made [more inside]
Back in the days before music videos, and if the band could not make it to the Top Of The Pops
studio, then out would come dance group Pan's People
. [more inside]
Now's the time in the 1974 Bundesliga
new uniform unveiling presentation where we dance.
Happy Monday! :)
) Sikh superstar
and former cab driver, sure can dance
There are of course, imitators
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]
Chinese MC Hammer.
Move for move nearly perfect redo of the original Hammer video. In someone's living room. While mom knits on the couch. It's a thousand kinds of awesome. via blort
Great Training Montages throughout history
And a few of my own choosing to inspire you all to keep to your New Year's resolution-mandated training regimens:
, Rocky II
, Rocky III
, Rocky IV
, Team America: World Police
, Karate Kid
, the Breakfast Club
, and arguably the best of all time, Turkish Star Wars
Simply amazing dance duo.
Hand in Hand - Performed by Ma Li (馬麗) and Zhai Xiaowei (翟孝偉). via MonkeyFilter