We Want to Live Inside Andrew Winghart's Choreo for Louis The Child
Slickly produced music videos are their own (glorious) thing. But there's something especially moving about videos that keep it simple: a group of charismatic dancers, a beautiful song, some striking choreography, an earnest message. And falling squarely in that latter category is the video for Louis The Child's "Love Is Alive," choreographed by the hugely talented Andrew Winghart:
Winghart is a master at making us feel feelings, and the forthright honesty of his choreographic message here—love, in all its different forms, is what we need—just might leave you in happy tears.
We also need to get this choreography on our bodies, STAT. It's the type of fluidly organic movement that looks like it would feel amazing to dance.
Andrew Winghart fans: Be sure to check out his "Choreography Collage" in our April issue, where he breaks down the method behind the magic.
We've said it before and we'll say it again: New York City Ballet principal Sara Mearns is some SERIOUS #goals. Her strength and power onstage borders on superhuman. But what's extra magical about Mearns is that she really puts in the fitness and cross-training work outside of the rehearsal studio. And she's overcome her fair share of injuries. Which is why she was the perfect source for Vogue's latest ballet fitness story.
Well, this brings class videos to a whole new level! Choreographer Phil Wright and dancer Ashley Liai have been together eight-plus years, but she was still in total shock when he proposed to her mid-dance at Millennium Dance Complex earlier this week. Why? Well, the whole thing was unbelievably perfect.
In the dance industry, dancers don't always have a say in what they wear on their bodies. This can get tricky if you're asked to wear something that compromises your own personal values. So what should you do if you find yourself in this sticky situation? We sat down for a Q&A with "Dancing with the Stars" alumn Ashly Costa to answer that very question. Here's what she had to say about the options dancers have surrounding questionable costumes.