JT Church and Robert Roldan in Travis Wall's "The Mirror" on "So You Think You Can Dance" (Michael Becker/FOX)
Travis Wall AND Mandy Moore!
Yup, it's a tie: At the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony on Saturday night, both Wall and Moore took home statuettes. 🏆 🏆
Hearing Moore's name was especially thrilling because this is her first Emmy win, following four unsuccessful bids in the choreography category (in 2008, 2011, 2013, and 2014). This year, she earned noms for multiple routines for "Dancing with the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance." These two high-energy "DWTS" numbers ultimately earned her the prize:
Wall's already got one Emmy on his mantle; he earned it back in 2015. But his win this year, for a trio of show-stopping routines he made for "SYTYCD" ("The Mirror, "Send in the Clowns," and "She Used to Be Mine"), felt particularly well-deserved. Check out the internet-breaking "The Mirror," which probably could have earned him the award all by itself:
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
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When it comes to injury-prone body parts, knees reign supreme for dancers. But a little strengthening can go a long way in preventing painful outcomes. We turned to Dirk Hartog, a physical therapist with Westside Dance Physical Therapy in NYC, for three exercises that'll support and stabilize your knees.
James Whiteside (Jayme Thornton for Dance Magazine)
Say you're perpetually impeccable designer Thom Browne. Say you're planning your Spring 2020 Paris menswear show along a "Versailles country club" theme. Say you want a world-class danseur to open the show with some kind of appropriately fabulous choreography.
Who do you call? James Whiteside, of course. On Saturday, the American Ballet Theatre principal—wearing pointe shoes and a glorious pinstriped tutu—kicked off Browne's presentation at the École des Beaux-Arts with a 15-minute, show-stealing solo. Whiteside choreographed the piece himself, with the help of detailed notes from the designer.