Friday, September 9, 2011

Storytelling Through Dance

Yep, once again I’m here to confess another obsession!

So You Think You Can Dance (US Version)

I’ve known about this series for a while (it’s in its 8th Season) but nothing really drew me to it until a few folks on Twitter tweeted about it. On a whim I tracked down a few YouTube clips and OMG, I fell in love!

Let’s just say I’ve seen “most” of the series and like the dedicated writer that I am, have totally fallen in love with the art of story telling through dance.

In case you start to think I’ve totally gone bonkers and need to be carted off by the men in white coats, in the recent Emmy announcements, SYTYCD got five out of eight nominations for its choreography alone and the show’s host, our very own Brit-grown Cat Deeley, was also nominated for best reality show host. So, really, it’s a great show…and I’m not crazy…just sayin’!

Anyway, I wanted to share with you a few clips that shows what I’m talking about.

My personal favourite and very effective in channelling the black moment: the “infidelity/heartbreak” routine.

This one is entitled (paraphrasing) "the ups and downs of falling in love"

Then the's the friends to lovers routine that gave me goosebumps when I first saw it...

Then to finish with my family’s favourite, the “girl power” routine. Watch out for Lady Gaga’s shoe at the end. My husband googled the band after watching it and now knows everything about District 78!

By the time this post goes out, I’ll know this year’s winner. Personally, I wish I could give two awards as I can't choose between Sasha and Melanie, but then again, I love Marko too so whoever wins I would make me extremely happy too.



Sutton Fox said...

I confess, I've never watched it. But you've intrigued me enough to get me to give it a try. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that was so much FUN!! Thanks for sharing, Maya. I've never watched SYTYCD before. Ack, the last thing I needed was another obsession, lol. And can I say that I love Lady Gaga, too?

Sally Clements said...

Aw that was fantastic. I think I'm hooked too!