Archive for February, 2011

Bwaha! Whoopi Goldberg for Poise


Guess dudes don’t rate.

Shpongle, Random Rab @ the Knit

Shpongle, Random Rab, Psilogod will be at the Rno Knitting Factory April 12th:

Knitting Factory Concert House – Reno
Tue, April 12, 2011
Doors: 8:00 PM / Show: 9:00 PM
$20.00 – $50.00

Shpongle (pronounced Shpongle) is a psychedelic downtempo or Psybient music project. The members are Simon Posford (aka Hallucinogen) and Raja Ram (one third of The Infinity Project). Their sound has sampled eastern ethnic instruments and western contemporary synthesizer-based psychedelic music. Posford is responsible for the synth and studio work while Raja Ram contributes with flute arrangements.

Emerging from his own distinct corner of the West Coast electronic music scene, Random Rab offers a powerful, timeless contribution to sonic exploration. Rab is a master of manipulating our temporal awareness, leading us into seemingly ancient worlds, where to our amazement, we find visible shreds of the future. Allow his sound to catalyze your travels into haunting ecstasy, and you will not return to your same beginning. Playing only his own originally produced music live, the depth and craftsmanship of this offering is remarkable. With an array of drum machines, samplers, sequencers, and instruments, it is a clear devotion to expression and perfection.

🙂 :: Knitting Factory – Reno

Bomb Squad Mix 005

Tribute to Nelson Mandela hosted by SHOCKLEE:


Wayne McGregor: The Making of “Entity”

OMG Beyonce!

African Queen by Mark Pillai


Atelic, posted with vodpod


Trailer: Flamenco, Flamenco

I wants.


Now That’s A LooK!

Ornamentation Bliss

Toes Up!

I ran across a couple of videos posted by Nichelle Strzepek of Dance Advantage over on Vimeo. And thought I’d would share this one about “Toe-Sit-ups” as we’ve been talking about foot strengthening and relevés.


Another very cool find is this book: A choreographer’s Handbook, that I picked up at Borders:

🙂 :: Enjoy!

Sunday Funnies: True Stories – Talking Heads


Now That’s A Look!

🙂 :: Fkyahdianaross

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana en ABRAPALABRA 2009 – Ensayos

Journey for a Traveller

There’s something very arresting about this montage.

🙂 :: Gacougnol

A Sneak Peek at Priscilla Queen of the Desert!

Opening soon on Broadway:

John Lennon da Silva: Death of the Swan

This is in Portguese, and it aired on a television program called “If She Dances, I Dance SBT”. Not certain of everything they’re saying but watch the whole piece, this young man’s control is remarkable! The dancing starts @ 1:46 mark and its lovely.

Radiohead – Lotus Flower

Books: Dance Anatomy

Dance Anatomy is a fantastic, and well-organized book, which will assist you in discovering more efficient ways of improving your technique; provide insight into your muscle movements, and therefore enhance their performance.

Written by Jacqui Green Haas, director of Dance Medicine Academic Seminars, and is also the Director of the Dance Medicine Division of Wellington Orthopedics in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Highly recommended to all students of dance!!

🙂 :: More @ Human Kinetics

Gina Returns 03.26.11

Stevie Wonder – If It’s Magic

Now That’s A Look!

And that amazing smile!

Nia Dance Break


Kosmos Music & Dance Camp 2011

🙂 :: June 1st – 5th, Sonoma County, CA under the glorious redwoods – Kosmos Camp.


Blessings to the People of Egypt!

The People have won their freedom


Natacha Atlas and Basha Beats “Rise to Freedom” Remix

Natacha Atlas and Basha Beats- Egypt – Rise to Freedom by SixDegreesRecords


Mubarak : “My fellow citizens.. A fine line lies between freedom… and chaos.”

Natacha :

Let us stand together and awaken ,
Let us question, learn and study;
Listen, understand and think.
Let us understand,
Permit us to know-
Permit us to know freedom.

Let us know there is a land
where words are the purveyors of truth,
heads are held high,
And human will is regarded above all.

Where the world is not split into a thousand fragments,
Under siege, forgotten, or lost –
Let us perceive of it,
Let us know that place.
Let us know our land,
where words are the purveyors of truth.

TJ Freestylin’ to ‘Ants’ by “edIT”

LES TWINS “Rug Dealers”

Les Twins are a hip-hop dance duo consisting of the identical twins Laurent and Larry Bourgeois from Sarcelles, France. Their dance style is new style, a type of house hip-hop dance. They have made appearances on various dance competitions, such as Juste Debout, Battle of the Stylez, World of Dance and Urban Dance Showcase.


Jajouka Soundsystem- Salahadeen (Out 2/1/11 on Six Degrees Records) by Destroy All Concepts

Now That’s A Look!

As Performers…

This quote crossed my path today while scanning subscription pages, and I thought – Right on!

“Dance is not about your “hot” moves. It’s about the authenticity of emotions while doing those moves. As performers we must all be able to elicit a response from our audience that goes beyond the surfactant cheers of “excitement.” Make them cry or laugh. Make them angry. Make them think. Stop seeking the approval of your audience & start sending a message! Think Smart”

Safi A. Thomas
Artistic Director,
The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory

🙂 :: via Zagharette & Recidivism Deferred

“State of Darkeness” Restaged by Peter Boal