Lorde on "SNL" Is All of Us
In the 4 days since Lorde made her "Saturday Night Live" debut, the interwebs haters have had a LOT to say about the dance moves that accompanied her (feels-tastic) new single "Green Light." Spoiler alert: They haven't exactly been kind about her uninhibited hairography.
But I disagree with the Internet's analysis, and here's why: I proudly fall into the subcategory of trained dancers whose real-life dance-floor moves are, uh, not quite as smooth as our performances of set choreography. I totally recognized myself in epic moments like the Emotional Solo Mosh:
That old standby, the Don't Touch Me I'm Fabulous:
Don't ever forget the Oops Did I Get Too Crazy There?
When in doubt, there's always the Super Subtle Shimmy:
At the end of the day, who actually cares what the trolls have to say? Miss Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor is feeling herself, and it's so darn relatable. (For the record though, we wouldn't at all be opposed to a future choreo collab with fellow New Zealander music/dance royalty Parris Goebel.) Keep grooving and carry on, Lorde.
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.