Thursday, July 24, 2008

Feeling Good

I have become semi-hooked on the show "So You Think You Can Dance." If you've never seen it, the premise is simple. Each week dancers are randomly assigned a partner, a kind of dance style (Tango, Disco, Foxtrot, etc), given a choreographer, and forced to learn a routine in that style. At the end of the show, callers vote on who has done the best. The worst two dancers are sent home; then, the next week, partners are reassigned and new styles are assigned.

For reasons that don't bear that much going into (it has to do with the way the bottom tier of dancers are voted off) sometimes the dancers have to perform solo routines. Most of the times these are eminently forgettable. A few, however, are incredible. I especially like the hip hop/breakdance solos. This one, by the freakishly strong and acrobatic Gev (voted off last week) is one of the most amazing things I've ever seen.

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