Berlin-based dancer Rauf Yasit calls himself Rubber Legz and you’ll see why. This guy has the ability to pose in any way for the camera, making us all feel a little uncomfortable at the same time! Yasit actually started this contortion work after he injured his back, and unable to perform acrobatics as a breakdancer, he decided to do the next best thing.
Interview with Cristiano Martino and Jade Wood: two of the nominees for the annual Telstra Ballet Dancer Award
On March 7 this year, six talented young performers were nominated for the Telstra Ballet Dancer Award, a prestigious prize aimed at cultivating emerging talent within Australian ballet circles. At the close of 2014, an industry panel of judges will decide the winner of the award, accompanied by a $20,000 prize. A second prize is given to the People’s Choice with $5,000.[vote for your favourite dancer here]
If you could only master the very basics in ballet, not to worry. Many of us will never perform as professionals, but those with enough talent to twirl and spin and perform, err, seven double and one triple fouettés en tournant are probably dancing their way onto a stage near you. PostTV has put all our half-second tippy-toe dances to shame and found some of the most talented ballet dancers around.
The only YouTube videos I care to watch lately are of short documentaries and cute puppy videos. A few years ago, when I watched a lot of BMX and skate videos, I would occasionally stumble upon similar ‘athletics in the urban landscape’ type videos, such as free running, parkour, people trying to do BMX tricks […]
The only YouTube videos I care to watch lately are of short documentaries and cute puppy videos. I don’t even watch that many music videos anymore. A few years ago, when I watched a lot of BMX and skate videos, I would occasionally stumble upon similar ‘athletics in the urban landscape’ type videos, such as […]
How much more epic can Daft Punk’s new single featuring Pharrell Williams, ‘Get Lucky’, get? Well, loads more, as a certain YouTuber, Gabriel Zev Kenny, showed us, thanks to his mashup of the tune with some footage from American variety show Soul Train of folks getting their groove on. It’s so good, you could learn […]
I just caught Swiss-German theatre group PENG! Palast’s brilliant production the holycoaster s(HIT) circus the other day. It starts out with an entertaining behind-the-scenes ‘documentary’ of the group’s earnest attempt to collaborate with Israeli dancers, before plunging into a relentless stage performance that confronted the audience full-on with deeply uncomfortable issues of the prejudices and […]
I never use this term but Beyond Ballet Russes, the English National Ballet’s show in honour of Sergei Diaghilev’s legacy, was truly mesmerizing. I watched Programme 1 at the National Opera earlier this year and my enthusiasm is focused on ENB’s versions of the legendary choreographies, L’après-midi d’un faune, and The Rite of Spring by Vaslav Nijinsky. Beautiful and in-depth reworkings of these old and controversial works, the latter one accompanied by Stravisky’s breathtaking score.
This video depicts the work of choreographer Marie Chouinard, whom I’ve only recently become familiar with when some friends showed me a clip of this video in a party setting. Upon further examination, I found the work to be very intriguing and much deeper than anyone at the party probably realized. I was immediately taken […]
I’m hardly ever this drawn to modern dance films, but Celia Rowlson has managed to create something truly captivating with this single-shot performance piece. Interpretive dance, a more abstract form of expression, rarely contains this level of narrative and characterization. It is sad, funny, beautiful, and hypnotizing.
This video contains an interesting and impressive dance. However, I want to highlight the elements that were combined to complete this dance piece. Lighting, clothing, makeup … borrowed elements from the contemporary, minimalistic displays of the experimental fashion world.
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London DJs The Nextmen have a cool new video out for their soon-to-be-released single Lion’s Den, which features the vocals of Ms. Dynamite and Andy Catois and is set to burn down dancefloors. We asked the guys to give us a rundown on the music they’re listening and they started with the Jack Penate track, […]