Leonardo DiCaprio Dancing Is the Meme We Need and Deserve
It's truly magical. (Sony Pictures)
Hi friends. Happy spring. In case you're wondering how we're celebrating:
There's a new meme of Leonardo DiCaprio dancing awkwardly in movies, and it is GLORIOUS.
Why is this happening now? Because yesterday, the trailer for the Quentin Tarantino movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood came out, and it featured a two-second clip of Leo doing some delightfully bad dancing.
They were the two seconds heard 'round the Twitterverse.
People were also quick to note that DiCaprio has been dancing terribly in movies for a bit now.
(Fwiw, the trailer included a few other dancy moments, too. But none had the magic of Leo's little hip shake.)
(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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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.