Have you seen the video for "Gangnam Style," by Korean pop artist Park "Psy" Jaesang, which has blown up the internet over the past couple of weeks? Most of us have no idea what he's rapping about—apparently the song is actually a "suprisingly subversive" commentary on wealth and class in Seoul, which is fascinating. But what's really hooked the world on this video is the "invisible horse dance."
That's right. Haven't seen it? It's pretty much exactly what you're imagining:
So goofy—dumb, really—yet it has a certain je ne sais quoi, right? And it's slowly taking over the world. T-Pain apparently loves it. Nelly Furtado did the dance at one of her recent concerts. Psy showed up at a Dodgers game on Monday, and the fans started invisible horse-ing all over the place; then Psy stopped by VH1's morning show and gave the hosts a little dance tutorial. At this rate, it's only a matter of time until "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" picks it up, and once that happens, game over: You'll be doing it at bar mitzvahs and weddings for the next 10 years.
If you haven't seen the video—or if you just need a little Friday pick-me-up—here you go. Happy weekend, everyone. Get your invisible horse on!
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
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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.
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.