Khasan Brailsford Is Some Kinda Wonderful

I'm embarrassed to admit I just recently stumbled across Khasan Brailsford, thanks to the choreographic brilliance he's bestowed on next-big-thing pop kween Betty Who. I mean, what WOULD your mama say about the killer moves in this video? Only good things, I'm sure.

I can't even fully describe how much I want to live in the magical disco laundromat (just go with it) he conjured for B. Who here. The whole thing really is some kinda wonderful. (#SorryNotSorry)

And THEN I realized DS featured Brailsford back in 2011 as one of six dancer-choreographers changing the commercial dance world. Prophetic much?

If you've yet to have the joy of watching Brailsford himself dance, get thee to a movie theater and see La La Land, stat. If you need me, I'll just be over here digging myself a deep, blissful YouTube hole of Khasan Brailford vids.

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