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Flash mob protest, Seville style

Flamenco flash mob stages a protest against a bank: Rumba Rave "banquero" en el Banco de Santander. (via @hrheingold) [more inside]
posted by madamjujujive on Jan 24, 2011 - 12 comments

I'm your private dancer, a dancer for money

YayTM: Rewarding Quality Dancing with Dollar Bills [via mefi projects]
posted by exogenous on Jan 20, 2011 - 20 comments

Musical notes from the underground

Where can you see jazz1 shows,2 doo-wop performances,3 a vaudevillian dance act,4 found object5 percussion duos,6 opera concerts,7 international and intergalactic folk music gigs,8 and a pink gorilla playing the bass9? All for $2.25? [more inside]
posted by jng on Jan 14, 2011 - 11 comments

The Decentralized Dance Party

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.
posted by GuyZero on Jan 14, 2011 - 34 comments

Malingsia

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 the performance.
posted by unliteral on Jan 11, 2011 - 6 comments

I had the craziest dream last night. I was dancing the white swan.

Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan has entered a long line of ballet movies to critical acclaim, Golden Globe nominations and Oscar buzz. But what do ballerinas think of it?
posted by Artw on Jan 8, 2011 - 121 comments

Rather be alive than remembered

Oakland's Turf Feinz (previously) dance in memorial for Oscar Grant (previously). While the riots in Oakland received more media coverage (previously, previously), there's been several memorial murals painted across Oakland and numerous songs channeling local anger, outrage, observations, lamentations, reflections, and frustration. The news gave the nation broken windows and burning cars, while the town continues peaceful protest, 2 years later.
posted by yeloson on Jan 1, 2011 - 11 comments

Labyrinthine

Labyrinths – not to be confused with mazes – are being rediscovered as tools for contemplation, meditation, reflection, and community well-being, as well as inspiration for architecture, music, dance, ritual, business, and visual art. [more inside]
posted by velvet winter on Dec 20, 2010 - 19 comments

"Do what you want to do even if you're criticized"

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]
posted by madamjujujive on Dec 18, 2010 - 27 comments

Double Dream Hands!!

"John Jacobson teaches his original choreography for the song Planet Rock. Planet Rock is an original composition of John Jacobson and all credit goes to him. The original video is also available for free viewing on his website. Enjoy the video, and may your double dream hands stay dreamy!"
posted by SkylitDrawl on Dec 14, 2010 - 18 comments

The Urban Ballerina

Ballerina Project — 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. [via]
posted by netbros on Dec 10, 2010 - 9 comments

"Thought of You" animation

Amazing dance animation. Ryan Woodward submitted this to Sundance Film Festival. Sad that they didn't accept it because it really is beautiful.
posted by chrisp18938 on Dec 6, 2010 - 27 comments

The reason for the season.

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.
posted by kipmanley on Dec 3, 2010 - 30 comments

Hankies not guns

A new urban dance craze is sweeping across the UK, taking it back to old skool. (SLYT)
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Nov 8, 2010 - 45 comments

Omar Souleyman, Syrian street folk-pop

Omar Souleyman, 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.
posted by nickyskye on Oct 23, 2010 - 18 comments

doublin down on new style hip hop with Les Twins

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.
posted by madamjujujive on Oct 17, 2010 - 15 comments

Now We Dance

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 - Fire.
posted by puny human on Oct 9, 2010 - 31 comments

amazing dancers from Georgia, the country

Wow l more. That incredible and joyous exuberance was created by the Georgian National Ballet, Sukhishvili in training l On stage in costume. [more inside]
posted by nickyskye on Oct 7, 2010 - 26 comments

We Work Hard, We Play Hard.

Dance Fortress 2: The agents of Team Fortress 2 hang loose and party down.
posted by The Whelk on Sep 29, 2010 - 20 comments

Dance the microtubule tango

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]
posted by Wolfster on Sep 29, 2010 - 3 comments

Hands and feet

We No Speak Americano, Hand Dance, Hand Dance Live, Alles Gute zum St Patriks Tag from Cleary & Harding AKA Up And Over It
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Sep 12, 2010 - 10 comments

Do you love me, now that I can dance?

Scientists use science to scientifically determine what makes a good dancer. With bonus computer-generated dancing!
posted by oinopaponton on Sep 7, 2010 - 55 comments

Some people actually kiss while doing it.

Letkis is a Finnish dance. Oh, here’s the music. And here's 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]
posted by Faze on Sep 6, 2010 - 18 comments

Kick off your (Tuesday) shoes

A montage of movie dance scenes set perfectly to "Footloose"
posted by desjardins on Aug 31, 2010 - 109 comments

Dog dances merengue

Have you taedium vitae? Watch then, as: Dog dances merengue
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Aug 30, 2010 - 49 comments

And I say hey

Fabulous Secret Powers
posted by Avenger50 on Aug 30, 2010 - 12 comments

I think we are all winners here.

Street Dance vs Ballet - Dance It Up (SLYT)
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Aug 26, 2010 - 20 comments

Too Awesome for the iPad

Need something energetic and fun on a lazy sunday? Consider this amusing flash toy. [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Aug 15, 2010 - 27 comments

art+culture+ideas

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]
posted by Fizz on Aug 15, 2010 - 1 comment

Dancers, going about daily life

"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.
posted by djgh on Aug 7, 2010 - 44 comments

Let's dance forró!

Forró 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]
posted by Tom-B on Jul 10, 2010 - 11 comments

Swing, swing, Spidey!

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. Previously and previouslier.
posted by Joe in Australia on Jul 8, 2010 - 15 comments

Dancing robots!

Dancing Robots
posted by interrobang on Jun 22, 2010 - 25 comments

Remember, the Dance of Doom always ends in tradgedy! This time it shall be YOURS!

The Dance of Doom! From this motherlode of comics goodness, found by Robot 6.
posted by Artw on Jun 17, 2010 - 16 comments

Pure musical purity

Bad Romance a capella SLYT
posted by cthuljew on May 31, 2010 - 84 comments

you're dancing to the news

You're listening grooving to ABC News in Australia, or 7 News, or Ten. And now, over to the UK for the BBC or Sky News. Don't listen to the others! They are false prophets!
posted by divabat on May 27, 2010 - 15 comments

A Facial Kegel

Fish Schtick, 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. Previously, previously.
posted by l33tpolicywonk on May 25, 2010 - 7 comments

Rich Man's Frug

Friday Night Fosse: Rich Man's Frug, The Heavyweight, and The Big Finish from Sweet Charity. Happy weekend!
posted by biddeford on May 21, 2010 - 13 comments

All the single...children?

7 year olds perform dazzling dance routine to Beyonce's "Single Ladies." (SLYT)
posted by Lutoslawski on May 12, 2010 - 242 comments

Love is a stranger in an open car...

A mixtape a week for a year... Detroit Techno, Giorgio Moroder, Quebecois Disco, Kraftwerk, Bobby Orlando, Synth Pop and loads more.
posted by ClanvidHorse on Apr 30, 2010 - 29 comments

G-G-Get Down!

The remix artist Pogo (Previously Previously) goes a little darker and danicer in his latest offering, Skynet Symphonic, entirely built from Terminator 2 clips.
posted by The Whelk on Apr 30, 2010 - 20 comments

all wars should be fought as dance-offs.

This is what soldiers get up to when they get bored.
posted by divabat on Apr 29, 2010 - 46 comments

Paul Morley shows off

Showing Off 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, Kraftwerk, classical music, disco, The Beatles, folk music, The X Factor, the Noughties, the next big thing, UK hip hop, jazz, 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, 2), 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.
posted by Kattullus on Apr 26, 2010 - 8 comments

TED talk: Nurturing Creativity in Education

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. (c. 2007 SLYT TED talk)
posted by snsranch on Apr 15, 2010 - 5 comments

LXD

Violins + Dance = LXD The LXD (the Legion of Extraordinary Dancers) electrify the TED2010 stage with an emerging global street-dance culture, revved up by the Internet. SYTYCD
posted by MechEng on Mar 11, 2010 - 15 comments

¿Qué es esto que ni siquiera

Stefania Rotolo performs live! (single-link incomprehensible YouTube video circa 1979)
posted by flatluigi on Mar 9, 2010 - 26 comments

*jazz hands*

The 35 Best Dance Sequences on Film and 10 Random Dance Sequences in Non-Dancing Films.
posted by crossoverman on Mar 4, 2010 - 78 comments

She's 69 years old and she is a fuckin' great DJ.

Behind the decks at Queen, the biggest and brashest nightclub in Paris, the DJ lifts her arms to the heavens.
posted by gman on Mar 4, 2010 - 17 comments

White Sorority Girls win Step Off

An all white-girl Arkansas sorority's win in an Atlanta step competition has started a fiery debate over whether or not white girls should be allowed to win in a traditionally black step competition. Sprite, the sponsor of the show, ended up having to award two first place winners, claiming there was a scoring discrepancy.
posted by mad_little_monkey on Feb 28, 2010 - 166 comments

This is a lot more satisfying than AvP

Danny Glover in Dances With Predators
posted by brundlefly on Feb 27, 2010 - 32 comments

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