Peeta Mellark: From Baker to Breaker
Who else saw Catching Fire this weekend?! So good. But don't worry--I'm not gonna give away any spoilers (although you've probably already read the entire Hunger Games trilogy at least four times, right?).
Instead, I want to talk about what happened when Josh Hutcherson, aka bad-boy baker from District 12 Peeta Mellark, hosted "Saturday Night Live" this weekend.
Hutcherson teamed up with Jay Pharoah and Kenan Thompson in a mock documentary about a b-boy group, Matchbox 3, that performs on subway cars in NYC. Now, we already know that there is some real talent out there on the NYC Subway. Exhibit A: Tapper Josh Johnson, who tapped his way from the subway to national television and Madison Square Garden. But these three aren't exactly ready for Madison Square Garden.
Beyond being gloriously hilarious, this video also features some clips of real subway b-boy performers, so it's worth a watch just for that:
Week 2 of Misty Copeland as guest judge, week 2 of merciless cuts...How can the final episodes of "World of Dance" possibly live up to the sheer dramaaaaaaaaa of last night's episode? Well, based on the nail-biting results dished out by Copeland and Co. last night, the competition is only going to get fiercer from here. Without further ado, last night's results, as told by Kween Misty.
Every ballet dancer knows the time, sweat, and occasional tears the art form demands. But many non-dancers are clueless about just how much work a ballet dancer puts into perfecting his or her dancing. So when the mainstream crowd recognizes our crazy work ethic, we'll accept the round of applause any way it comes—even if it comes via four men in tutus. Yep, we're talking about "The Try Guys Try Ballet" video.
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.
Remember that fabulous old-school clip of dancers tapping in pointe shoes that Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo brought to our attention back in March? As we mentioned then, toe-tap dancing was actually super popular back in the 1920s and 30s—which means there are more videos where that one came from. And because #ToeTapTuesday has a nice ring to it, we thought we'd take this opportunity to introduce you to Dick and Edith Barstow, a toe-tapping brother and sister duo from that era who are nothing short of incredible: