Reality TV competitions have given dance a larger platform and inspired a new generation of young people to step into a studio.
Mark Kanemura had his sights set on dance from the moment he discovered the world of music videos as a kid. “I had very vivid dreams of touring with an artist,” recalls Kanemura, a Hawaiian native who grew up idolizing Janet Jackson, Madonna, Prince and Paula Abdul. “My sisters and I would always be dancing […]
Al Blackstone was sitting on his couch in Queens, New York, when he found out he’d been nominated for an Emmy. Hot, sweaty and exhausted from shooting the first ever dance video he’s both choreographed and directed, he was telling his partner about his day when a barrage of texts came pouring in to congratulate […]
Months into the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing is still very much part of our reality. What does that mean for summer-TV staple “So You Think You Can Dance,” and National Dance Day, planned for September 19? Our friends at Dance Spirit caught up with Nigel Lythgoe—executive producer of “SYT” and co-founder of NDD’s host organization, […]
We asked for your nominations, compiled your suggestions and let you vote on your favorite dance moments of 2019. Here’s what you chose: Best Dance in a Movie Nominees: The White Crow Girl Rocketman The Favourite Yuli Winner: The White Crow Best Dance on TV Nominees: “Fosse/Verdon” “Pose” “The OA” “So You Think You Can […]
You nominated your favorite dance moments so far in 2019, and we narrowed them down to this list. Now it’s time to cast your vote to help decide who will be deemed our Readers’ Choice picks for the year! Voting is open until September 17th. Only one vote per person will be counted. Loading&amp;amp;hellip;
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 […]
Although she choreographed on early seasons of “So You Think You Can Dance,” Laurieann Gibson hasn’t watched the show all that much in the past decade. But when she got the call asking her to be a judge this season, she didn’t hesitate to say yes. “To be able to inspire a younger version of […]