What makes a good hip-hop video? A dynamic cast, a catchy pop song and high quality camera work, for starters. Jon Boogz of the Control Freakz—remember them from "So You Think You Can Dance"?—has hit all those points in his latest project to Adele's "Daydreamer."
He and fellow dancer Rokka groove on a bench (and we already know that benches + dance = perfection) in the brightest sunshine, on the greenest grass and under the bluest sky you've ever seen. (Can you tell that I'm clinging to the last shreds of summer?)
You know how much we love a good hip-hop pas de deux, and this one combines some cool partnering with a more traditional side-by-side format. Check out the video below.
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers by clicking on their names here:
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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.