Hello Readers – This has been a very long hiatus. I’ve missed you! Tell me things about your life. How was your 2016? How is your 2017? Hopefully a little more joyous now that I’m posting again 🙂 In the US (and … Continue reading Black History Month Spotlight: Alvin Ailey
We are aware of the connection between effort and pleasure, we are aware of the distance between our body parts, we are aware of the friction between flesh and bones, we sense the weight of our body parts, yet, our … Continue reading A Dancer’s Form is not Shaped by Gravity
Greetings World!!! Dance Pundit is back from her very extended hiatus. Thank you for sticking with me during this frigid winter. During my period of hibernation, I still managed to receive an average of 550 page views per month!!! It makes … Continue reading Dance Around the World: Irish Step Dancing
Those four sweet treats together can only mean one thing. It’s NUTCRACKER SEASON!!! Fun fact: I was going to name this post Land of the Sweets but apparently that title has been co-opted by a burlesque themed Nutcracker in Seattle… … Continue reading Coffee, Tea, Marzipan and Candy Canes
Guess who’s back (da da da) back again (da da da). Dance Pundit’s back (da da da). Tell a friend (da da da). Hello Blogosphere! I’m back!!! I am well aware that my hiatus lasted much longer than intended and … Continue reading Why, it’s a man! A man made out of tin!
Dance has many benefits. Of course there are the physical benefits such as increasing flexibility and improving your posture, however did you know that it can improve your cognitive acuity and can be used as a means of therapy? Truth. Last year, one of … Continue reading The Future of Dance
And as the rest of the saying goes, make love not war… As I have alluded to in previous posts, dance is not static; it is constantly changing and evolving. With each new age and generation, it incorporates the zeitgeist … Continue reading Drop pants not bombs, breakdance not hearts
“If you don’t understand the music, you will never understand the dance.” Tyrone Proctor, founding father of modern waacking The two dance styles I am focusing on today will certainly raise some eyebrows. It would be a misnomer to call them “emerging dance styles” since they have been in existence since the 1970s and 80s. It is more accurate to say that these dance styles are less mainstream but are certainly gaining in popularity and exposure. What styles am I talking about? Why, waacking and voguing of course. Waacking and voguing both fall under the “urban” or “street” dance genres. … Continue reading Strike a Pose. Vogue (and Waack)!
Bandaloop seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography and the art of climbing to turn the dance floor on its side. Bandaloop Website Imagine dancing on the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington or the Vasco de Gama Tour in Lisbon, Portugal. … Continue reading Turning the dance floor on its side. Literally