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]
Pump Up The Volume - The History Of House Music
was a three part documentary (1 Time To Jack
, 2 Can You Feel It
, 3 From Hardcore To Handbag
) first shown in the UK in 2001, telling of House’s origins in the Chicago underground, it’s crossing over the Atlantic and evolving into illegal Acid raves before entering into the mainstream in Britain. (Some NSFW language) [more inside]
Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor. [more inside]
Single Link Saturday Night Dance Party: The neon-dripped hallucinatory candy-pop world ofBrite Futures' - Sideways Pony Tail [more inside]
The Decentralized Dance Party
: The DDP is a portable, battery-powered Party System. It consists of hundreds of Party People, carrying boomboxes, and a DJ who wears a backpack, containing a powerful FM transmitter.
There are many types of Reogs in Indonesia but Reog Ponorogo
is the most famous. Waroks
hold a 50kg singobarong mask in their teeth while performing. Malaysia has attempted to annex
Oakland's Turf Feinz (previously
) dance in memorial for Oscar Grant
). While the riots in Oakland received more media coverage (previously
), there's been several memorial murals painted across Oakland
and numerous songs channeling local anger
, and frustration
. The news gave the nation broken windows and burning cars, while the town continues peaceful protest, 2 years later.
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]
— Nine years ago, young photographer Dane Shitagi
walked up New York City’s Broadway towards the highly patronized and well known STEPS dance studios
in search of a ballet dancer who could help him begin his project: to capture images of ballerinas in urban environments. Those images first started appearing on Blogspot, but have since migrated to Facebook
Amazing dance animation.
Ryan Woodward submitted this to Sundance Film Festival. Sad that they didn't accept it because it really is beautiful.
It’s maybe a little
early yet for year’s end retrospectives, but who cares: we’ve got 157 songs, 10.5 hours, 1.12 GB of “some of the best and most notable music from 2010... covering indie, pop, rock, punk, folk, rap, R&B, soul, dance, country, modern classical, ambient and electronic music, and in many cases, hard-to-classify genre hybrids.”
—Curated by FluxBlog’s own Matthew Perpetua.
A new urban dance craze is sweeping across the UK, taking it back to old skool
, is the Dabke Demon
. Dabke is that wild line dancing thing they start doing 30 seconds in. Mahmoud Harbi (at 0:47) is the man who follows Omar
around on stage, whispering lyrics in his ear.
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
Now is the time on MetaFilter when we dance: with GROSSE FREIHEIT
, Mera naam Chin Chin Chu
(Hindi: मेरा नाम चिन चिन चू, Urdu: میرا نام چِن چِن چو) , and Occult Chemistry
. That incredible and joyous exuberance was created by the Georgian National Ballet, Sukhishvili
in training l On stage in costume
. [more inside]
Dance Fortress 2:
The agents of Team Fortress 2 hang loose and party down.
While working on a PhD, did you ever feel no one understood your research? Well instead of writing your dissertation about your topic, ““Microtubule Catastrophe in Living Cells”
or “Hydrodynamic Trail Following in a Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina)”,
you can dance to it
. Or, if you don’t want to dance to a science topic, then change your topic and publish research about zombies as a disease model. [more inside]
Letkis is a Finnish dance.
Oh, here’s the music.
the history. Some people (the French, of course) actually kiss
while doing it. Many other nationalities
have picked it up, like the Japanese
and the Hungarians.
Here's Finland's baddest rap group doing their take.
But the clip that prompted me to delve into all this letkiss-ania in the first place, were these sharp Italian twins
(via Schadenfreudian Therapy
). [more inside]
Have you taedium vitae
? Watch then, as: Dog dances merengue
Street Dance vs Ballet - Dance It Up
Need something energetic and fun on a lazy sunday? Consider this
amusing flash toy. [more inside]
Welcome to Culturebot,
a NYC-based website all about performing arts and culture locally, nationally and around the globe. Culturebot.org is a multidisciplinary, contemporary arts + culture blog, launched in December 2003. Based in NYC we cover contemporary cultural news, events and ideas from NYC and around the world.
Culturebot was envisioned and created by founding editor Andy Horwitz
. It was initially made possible from a grant to Performance Space 122
by the National Performance Network
. [more inside]
"I was thinking about the recession and what that meant for talented people who may have lost their jobs. Are you still a dancer if you are not paid to perform? Or are you still a chef when you don't have a kitchen to cook in? It is about people who walk the streets with this incredible skill who could just advertise their ability any time they wanted. Dance is always a part of them and they are always dancers"
Some dancers in everyday situations
. Part of Dancers Among Us
(Via) Photographer Jordan Matter previously.
is popular dance music from northeastern Brazil. Forró em Vinil
is a blog with out of catalog forró gems for download. But wait, is this legal? [more inside]
It seems cosmically appropriate that the Spider-man theme song
(as recorded by Michael Bublé
) should be used by swing dancers
as well as solo
performers. Here's a live rendition
by the Russian group Mad Swing in Vladivostok, and (just for something different) here's a chronicle
of Spider-Man's adventures set to Swing Swing by the eponysterical All-American Rejects
a video tribute to the Fishstick
, the official dance of You Look Nice Today
, announced two years ago this week
. With due credit to Archie Bell and the Drells' Tighten Up
Friday Night Fosse:
Rich Man's Frug, The Heavyweight, and The Big Finish from Sweet Charity
. Happy weekend!
The remix artist Pogo
) goes a little darker and danicer in his latest offering, Skynet Symphonic
, entirely built from Terminator 2 clips.
is a series of videos, audio clips and articles in which noted music journalist and Frankie Goes to Hollywood mastermind Paul Morley explores various facets of music. Each month has a theme, [warning: most links have autoplaying video] Michael Jackson
, classical music
, The Beatles
, folk music
, The X Factor
, the Noughties
, the next big thing
, UK hip hop
, and dance
. Here is some of what's on offer: MeFi faves Dan Le Sac and Scroobius Pip on hip hop
, These New Puritans' Jack Barnett
, Johnny Marr on folk (parts 1
), but isn't all just interviews, there are also a lot of performances, e.g. Michael Nyman and David McAlmont
, Badly Drawn Boy
, Susanna Wallumrød covers Thin Lizzy's Jailbreak
, and Cornershop cover Norwegian Wood