A- Z of Dance in 3 Min 33 Seconds (SYTL or S-VimeoLink)
April 29, 2014 3:24 AM   Subscribe

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.

Full list of styles and dancers performing them:

A - Arabesque, Morgan Quinn
B - B-girl, Bgirl Terra
C - Chicken Noodle Soup, Terence Dickson
D - Death Drop, Nick Lanzisera
E - East Coast Swing, Yani Marin, Nathan Kim
F - Finger Tut, John P-Nut Hunt
G - Grand Jeté, Julia Cinquemani
H - Harlem Shake, Amanda Meade-Tatum
I - Indian Bhangra, Reshma Gajjar
J - Jump Style, Høps
K - Krump, Jigsaw
L - Liquid Dance, Phillip 'Pacman' Chbeeb
M - Memphis Jookin, Lil Buck
N - Northern Soul, Levanna McLean
O - OMG, Anthony 'Lil' Bob' Cabaero
P - Pole, Nicole 'The Pole' Williams
Q - Questionable, Reid Shapiro
R - Rumba, Junior and Emily Alabi
S - Step, Soul Steps: Dionne Norton, Heather DeLeon, Maxine Lyle
T - Twerk, Twerk Team: Lady Luscious, Mizz Twerksum
U - Ultimate, Shofu Tha Beatdown
V - Vogue Hands, Javier Madrid of Legendary House of Ninja
W - Whine, Colleen Craig
X - X-press Yourself, Ryan Heffington
Y - YMCA, Allison Chu at Next Models LA
Z - TurF FeinZ: Byron Vincent Sanders Jr aka T7, Donald Brooks aka Torch, Eric Bossett aka Kidd Strobe, Gary Morgan aka Noh-justice, Leon M Williams aka Mann, Rayshawn Thompson aka Looney2smooth
posted by Faintdreams (13 comments total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
Beauuutiful, and thank you so much for the artists. Great to see Bgirl Terra (previously)!
posted by Erasmouse at 4:03 AM on April 29, 2014 [1 favorite]

The human body really can do some amazing things. Had to go back and watch the liquid dancer a couple times and I still can't work out what he did with some of his movements!
posted by halcyonday at 4:56 AM on April 29, 2014

Death drop looks like the most insane and painful move. Impressive as hell, but painful.
posted by greenhornet at 5:11 AM on April 29, 2014

Anyone can do the death drop. It's easy!

Admittedly it is usually followed by extensive knee reconstruction surgery and years of physiotherapy.
posted by asok at 5:18 AM on April 29, 2014 [2 favorites]

Metafilter: The corporate sponsorship in no way impacts the dancing
posted by kcds at 5:29 AM on April 29, 2014 [2 favorites]

What is OMG?
posted by asok at 5:39 AM on April 29, 2014

Corporate advertising aside, this is great. I really appreciate the full list of dancers -- I've just been watching videos of some of them, and wow. As a total non-dancer who can't imagine being able to move in those ways, it is impressive to see.
posted by Dip Flash at 5:48 AM on April 29, 2014

Northern Soul was pretty lame, as intended. Could have made it Napolean Dynamite.
posted by waving at 6:43 AM on April 29, 2014

Yeah, that's me on a Saturday night.
posted by marienbad at 6:56 AM on April 29, 2014

Definite props to crediting the dancers and yeah.. I have no clue how you move that way.
posted by drewbage1847 at 9:01 AM on April 29, 2014

Just going to go ahead and be pedantic and point out that the rumba seemed more like NYC style salsa than traditional or ballroom style rumba. Otherwise, loved the dancing and Junior and Emily Alabi are pretty damn amazing on their own.

posted by lizarrd at 9:52 AM on April 29, 2014

I saw that video when it was initially posted and thought it was pretty great whereas the other vids in that ID series are ridiculous.

This, however, is my favorite dance video ever. God, I love it. The carefreeness, the skill, the styles, the camaraderie, the flow... beautiful.
posted by dobbs at 2:01 PM on April 29, 2014 [3 favorites]

I think I just said Woah! outloud watching that more times than I have in the last three years, thank you!
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