The Ryan Reynolds–Yanis Marshall "Deadpool" Bromance Is Next-Level Amazing
Marshall was tapped to be Reynolds' "Deadpool" dance double—and the rest is history. (via Instagram and YouTube)
You guys: Ryan Reynolds and Yanis Marshall are having a gorgeous bromance, as made possible by a Céline Dion music video in which Marshall wears the movie star's signature Deadpool jumpsuit in addition to his own signature stilettos.
Has a more #extra sentence ever existed? Well, believe us when we say that the video is EVEN EXTRA-ER.
The vid in question is for Dion's epic (naturally—she doesn't exist on any other level) "Ashes," the lead single for the Deadpool 2 soundtrack. When it first came out late last week, some wondered exactly how and when Reynolds might have acquired the fabulous dance skills showcased in one section. Because, I mean:
But those moves looked verrrrry familiar to us. Before long, Reynolds himself had confirmed our suspicions: His double was none other than the Heels Queen of the World. And Reynolds, like the rest of us, is now completely onboard the Marshall train:
#Rynis? #Reyshall? #Yanolds? Let the 'shipping begin.
Also, Deadpool 2 opens May 18. (Heels not included.)
(Also also: We didn't mean to COMPLETELY destroy the dream world in which Ryan Reynolds is an excellent dancer. In fact, over the weekend, Reynolds actually appeared on the Italian version of "Dancing with the Stars." And you know what? He wasn't half bad.)
School of American Ballet students (Rosalie O'Connor, courtesy SAB)
Do you have a "Strictly Ballet"–sized hole in your heart? Good news: The upcoming docuseries "On Pointe" just might fill it.
The School of American Ballet is teaming up with Imagine Documentaries and DCTV for the project. Though it's not yet clear where "On Pointe" will air, we do know that it'll follow talented SAB students preparing for professional ballet careers—much as Teen Vogue's popular "Strictly Ballet" web series did back in the day. But "On Pointe" marks the first time documentary filmmakers have been allowed access to the school, and it sounds like it'll paint an even more complete picture of the dancers' lives inside and outside the studio.
Choreographer Bob Fosse's signature style—with its jazz hands, inverted knees, and slouched shoulders—is still a huge influence in the dance world (and, thanks to the gloriously dancyFX series "Fosse/Verdon," the TV world). But while you know to expect plenty of Fosse-isms during a stage performance of Chicago or Sweet Charity, Fosse's legacy has also seeped into pop music culture, inspiring the likes of Beyoncé and Lady Gaga. Here are just six of the many music videos that reference Fosse's iconic works.
Gabrielle Hamilton in John Heginbotham's dream ballet from Oklahoma! Photo by Little Fang Photo, courtesy DKC/O&M
Last night, longtime theater legends (including Chita Rivera herself!) as well as rising stars gathered to celebrate one of Broadway's danciest events: the third annual Chita Rivera Awards.
The evening paid tribute to this season's dancer standouts, extraordinary ensembles, and jaw-dropping choreography—on- and off-Broadway and on film.
As usual, several Dance Spirit faves made it into the mix. (With such a fabulous talent pool of nominees to choose from, we're glad that ties were allowed.) Here are the highlights from the winner's list: