By now you've all heard about Robin Williams' tragic death. The news broke like a tidal wave last night. If you're like us, every one of your social media feeds has been filled with tributes to the brilliant, one-of-a-kind comedian and actor.
Williams wasn't really a dancer, but he trained at Juilliard and had an incredibly deep knowledge of the arts. He may not have danced much, but he knew dance, and dance history. Just look at this clip from The Birdcage. He totally nails Bob Fosse, and Martha Graham, and Twyla Tharp, and Michael Kidd, and Madonna—all in less than 20 seconds:
Goodbye Mr. Williams, man of music and movement and magic. You'll be dearly missed. As The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences said last night:
(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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Madison Jordan and Jarrod Tyler Paulson brought their real-life romance to the audition stage. (Adam Rose/FOX)
It's usually right around the third or fourth week of "So You Think You Can Dance" audition rounds that we start itching for the live shows. Sure, the auditions are fun, inspiring, and entertaining, but at a certain point, we reach audition saturation. (And the live shows are just so good and feature so much more Cat Deeley.)
All that said, Nigel and co. kept things spicy this week, so our attention remained firmly glued to the screen. (It's been 16 seasons—who are we to doubt Nigel Lythgoe, sir?) Here's how it all went down.