|SYTYCD, Audition Call to TO Bellydancers, and my Taoist Weather Forecast :)
||[Jul. 8th, 2010|12:33 am]
|[||Tags|||||arts, bellydance, culture, dance, lgbt, m/m, mainstream, media, non-fiction, queer, satire, sytycd, taoism, tv||]|
WOW! I loved the m/m African dance! It was powerful, masculine, and sexy as hell. Loved the movement vocabulary of African combined with hip hop, and there was even a little grappling/BJJ action where one guy straddled the other! *Swoon*
Nigel Lythcoe: Your unfair criticism of two brilliant dancers does not veil your obvious homophobia and discomfort. I love how choreographer Shawn was clearly pissed off over the comments, even while Lythcoe was trying to shore him up with praise. Choreographers may not be able to talk during the show, but they have damn expressive faces. Shawn's stony face and quirked eyebrow said it all.</mature> *Blows giant raspberry*
Mia Michaels: Thank you for standing up to Uncle Fascist Homophobe Lythcoe and showing your unabashed support of kick-ass dancers good dance! Loved how technical she got in her and analysis.
Adam Shankman: These guys had maybe 2 days to pull that crazy intense choreography together! It's only going to get better (and hotter) on tour :)
My Prediction: The guy will get tons of sympathy votes from teen girls and this kick-ass choreography will live on and on and on in the form of YouTube, office cooler gossip, and the SYTYCD tour.
FOX airs homoerotic African dance, in the same time slot as their hate-filled news forecasts. *Boggles*
Audition Call to TO Bellydancers
Calling all Toronto Bellydancers: Let's audition en masse for SYTYCD Canada this year! Who's with me?
I think bellydance is poised to break into mainstream media and popular consciousness the way hip hop did a few years ago. Between Shakira, the Bellydance Superstars, and the Activia Danone yogurt commercial, people already know that bellydance is hip, sexy, dazzling, difficult, and a true artform. Both dances come from a vibrant subculture with tons of diversity and regional influences; and are gaining global popularity and acceptance as a true artform. I think bellydance is ready to make the next big step and become recognized as an dance form on par with ballet, Jazz, and contemporary.
Our time has come!
The Taoist Weather Forecast vs. FOX News
Jon Stewart is brilliant!
The Taoist Perspective:
"Yang energy fuels scorching sun. Embrace the shade of Yin."
Translation: It's hot today, stay in the shade.