This is a Thing: The Invisible Horse Dance
Have you seen the video for "Gangnam Style," by Korean pop artist Park "Psy" Jaesang, which has blown up the internet over the past couple of weeks? Most of us have no idea what he's rapping about—apparently the song is actually a "suprisingly subversive" commentary on wealth and class in Seoul, which is fascinating. But what's really hooked the world on this video is the "invisible horse dance."
That's right. Haven't seen it? It's pretty much exactly what you're imagining:
So goofy—dumb, really—yet it has a certain je ne sais quoi, right? And it's slowly taking over the world. T-Pain apparently loves it. Nelly Furtado did the dance at one of her recent concerts. Psy showed up at a Dodgers game on Monday, and the fans started invisible horse-ing all over the place; then Psy stopped by VH1's morning show and gave the hosts a little dance tutorial. At this rate, it's only a matter of time until "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" picks it up, and once that happens, game over: You'll be doing it at bar mitzvahs and weddings for the next 10 years.
If you haven't seen the video—or if you just need a little Friday pick-me-up—here you go. Happy weekend, everyone. Get your invisible horse on!
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.