Performed by: Cameron Crook and Victoria Henk
Number: “R.E.S.P.E.C.T Remix”
Style: West Coast Swing
From: US Open Swing Dance Championships 2013
Performed by: Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Meryl Davis
Number: “Feel So Close”
Choreographer: Maksim Chmerkovskiy
From: Dancing with the Stars, Season 18 (2014)
Dancers Photography by Ludovic Florent
” Poussière d’étoiles” is a series realized by French photographer Ludovic Florent. He gives pride of place to dancers full of grace by adding flour. Sand grains highlight the majestic movement effect of their dance. More photos in the next part of the article.
Dance in the News I The Washington Ballet’s Hardest Dance Moves
by Jason Aldag
Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year.
When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.
But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)
At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.
Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”
Amen to that, Hugh.
[Thanks for the great submission, pohutukaryl!]
Performed by: Phillip Chbeeb and Jeanine Mason
Choreographers: Napoleon D’umo and Tabitha D’umo
Style: Lyrical Hip Hop
From: So You Think You Can Dance, Season 5 (2009)
Performed by: Uncredited Dancer at Pole Dance Academy Sydney
Style: Pole Dancing
From: “Elementary RIP” (2013)