This Is Your Head
December 24, 2013 12:16 PM   Subscribe

 
I am so irrationally upset that they both have socks on.
posted by elizardbits at 12:23 PM on December 24, 2013


Of course they have socks on. Its modern dance.
posted by hal_c_on at 12:31 PM on December 24, 2013 [2 favorites]


Contemporary! Not modern! I saw no anguished floor pounding.
posted by invitapriore at 12:57 PM on December 24, 2013 [3 favorites]


Modern is traditionally performed barefoot.
posted by sammyo at 1:10 PM on December 24, 2013


I just saw the folks from La La La Human Steps, and boy are they pissed.



...or horny, or hungry, or something. I think my decoder ring is busted.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 1:14 PM on December 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


Pewp.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 1:24 PM on December 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


Excellent. Move #13 is my favorite.
posted by JanetLand at 1:30 PM on December 24, 2013


Omg. Crying.
posted by bleep at 5:06 PM on December 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


Ok, how can I go see contemporary dance now? This has ruined it for me. Damn you Metafilter!
posted by Bovine Love at 6:41 PM on December 24, 2013


Sitting through endless kids contemporary dances my partner and I were watching this and yelling "yes!"... "yes!"... so many formula driven steps - great stuff.
posted by greenhornet at 6:56 PM on December 24, 2013


Why is your head in my hand?
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 9:20 AM on December 25, 2013


so many formula driven steps

That describes every form of performance dance in existence.
posted by Orb at 10:07 AM on December 25, 2013


bahahaha, I am sending this to everyone I know.
posted by en forme de poire at 12:00 PM on December 25, 2013


This is so great. I love So You Think You Can Dance way more than I expected to, but I always hate it when the contemporary dancers choreograph their own solos, because it's exactly this shit, over and over again, plus totally melodramatic emotion. I chalked it up to them all being like 19 though.

The dancers from more traditional styles (ballet, ballroom, tap) or hip-hop styles always have more interesting routines.

For a while, the trend was for the female contemporary dancers to wear just underwear with camisole-type tanks, and dance to rock music, and it always looked like they were basically dancing around their bedrooms.
posted by lunasol at 12:42 PM on December 25, 2013


This is every annoying trope on So You Think You Can Dance, except one. The move where a female dancer does the splits, but vertical, and very slowly. It's a variation on the "show your wa-wa" move in the video, but it takes like 10-15sec out of a routine and sure it's incredible that people have that kind of flexibility but it's almost like checkboxes on a chart how people's routines include almost all of these and it gets boring eventually.
posted by mathowie at 2:44 PM on December 25, 2013


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