Because SYTYCD will premiere tomorrow night on Fox, I'm going to share more than one video today, just because I can. (Reminder: Tomorrow night is just auditions. The real competition will begin in all its awesomeness in another episode or so.)
I am so pysched!
This first video is another contemporary routine. Wade Robson choreographed "The Hummingbird and the Flower" for Jamie and Hok, and it is just beautiful. I believe he won an Emmy for it! I know a lot of you (Emily, wink wink) think that contemporary dance is just a bunch of rolling around on the floor, but if you really watch these two dancers, they encompass their roles so well. Hok nails the frantic, quick movements of a hummingbird, and Jamie is so graceful.
This next video is "Mercy." I love the scorned girlfriend idea...she just won't leave, huh? If I were the scorned girlfriend, I think I'd just slash his tires and call it a day, but that's just me. (Sorry for the quality of the video, but YouTube took down the original) Mia Michaels, a brilliant choreographer, created this piece for Twitch and Katee, who were amazing together.
Tabitha and Napoleon choreographed "No Air" as a hip hop routine for Katee and Joshua. For those of you who think that hip hop is just a bunch of gangstas jumping around, check this video out and see how smooth they are! They play an Army serviceman and his girlfriend who just found out he's being deployed. The ending is great.
I'm sharing this last video one more time just because I loved it so much. Another Tabitha and Napoleon hip hop. So smooth--they really use the music and lyrics to blend with the movements.
I hope I got you a teeny bit interested. You won't be disappointed if you stick around for the actual competition (the first couple of episodes are a lot like American Idol with the bad auditions. Funny a few times, then it gets tiring)
Hope you'll tune in!
I'm going to warm up right now, Blair!