Lin-Manuel Miranda's Dance Moves on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" Are Giving Us #ThatFridayFeeling
Leave it to Lin-Manuel Miranda to liven up the 9-9 by letting loose.
Not that the sitcom "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" necessarily needs much livening up. But Miranda's exaggeratedly silly moves were a definite high point during his highly anticipated guest spot on last night's episode. Midway through "The Golden Child," Amy Santiago (series regular Melissa Fumero) gets into a furious (and distinctly bad) dance-off with her annoyingly perfect brother David (Miranda) that ends with an ill-fated attempt at a death drop.
You can catch a snippet of the Santiago siblings' moves in the promo below, but we highly recommend checking out the rest of the episode—another plotline features one detective "auditioning" several others to go undercover, and let's just say that even though there's no dancing involved, the entire thing is way too relatable.
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The Primetime Emmy Award nominations are out! Congrats to the seven choreographers who earned nods for their exceptional TV work this year. Notably, that work was made for just two shows, "So You Think You Can Dance" and "World of Dance."
And there was a particularly remarkable snub: While the dance-filled hit "Fosse/Verdon" earned 17 nominations across many of the major categories, Andy Blankenbuehler's fabulous Fosse remixes weren't recognized in the Outstanding Choreography field.
Here are all the dance routines up for Emmys:
"Dancers can do everything these days," I announced to whoever was in earshot at the Jacob's Pillow Archives during a recent summer. I had just been dazzled by footage of a ballet dancer performing hip hop, remarkably well. But my very next thought was, What if that isn't always a good thing? What if what one can't do is the very thing that lends character?
Capezio, Bloch, So Dança, Gaynor Minden.
At the top of the line, dancers have plenty of quality footwear options to choose from, and in most metropolitan areas, stores to go try them on. But for many of North America's most economically disadvantaged dance students, there has often been just one option for purchasing footwear in person: Payless ShoeSource.
When Sonya Tayeh saw Moulin Rouge! for the first time, on opening night at a movie theater in Detroit, she remembers not only being inspired by the story, but noticing the way it was filmed.
"What struck me the most was the pace, and the erratic feeling it had," she says. The camera's quick shifts and angles reminded her of bodies in motion. "I was like, 'What is this movie? This is so insane and marvelous and excessive,' " she says. "And excessive is I think how I approach dance. I enjoy the challenge of swiftness, and the pushing of the body. I love piling on a lot of vocabulary and seeing what comes out."