Lauren Adams’ Angels

When I find out there is a video on the internet featuring Jakob Karr that I somehow haven’t seen, my day is immediately halted. Must. Watch. Jakob.

Choreographer Lauren Adams recently released a new project she had been working on (and hinting at heavily on Facebook!). A project including Jakob Karrrrrrr!

A shot from "Angel(s) on Fire"

A shot from “Angel(s) on Fire”

But not just Jakob Karr. Also a whole handful of other awesome, strapping men: Jason Parsons (the bald, mysterious one), Joey Arrigo (the comp kid turned technical whiz), Corey Snide (the tapper who can also do everything else well, too), Austin Goodwin (the scruffy, captivating redhead) and Danny Tidwell (no intro needed, am I right?).

Adams directed and produced this piece, called “Angel(s) on Fire,” and I keep watching it because there’s so much to see. The video was filmed and edited by Allison Schultz, who does an incredible job shooting from crazy angles and layering the shots throughout the four-minute routine.

So yes, I have this love thing (from afar, of course) going on for Jakob, but I actually found myself most drawn to Corey Snide as I watched the “angels” in action. Corey, weren’t you, like, just New York City Dance Alliance’s Mini Oustanding Dancer? (You may also recognize Corey from our September 2013 cover—he’s a Juilliard man now!)

The choreography seamlessly blends contemporary elements with tap-like movements, a boxing series and the guys playing with feathers.

Click here to watch “Angel(s) on Fire.” I think you’re going to like it.

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