27.01.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Cookies Dance Team Incredible Winning Performance

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This performance by San Diego-based dance team, Cookies, is aaaaaamazing. It landed them first place at VIBE XX 2015, and has to be one of the most powerful dances I’ve ever seen. I agree with the Youtube commenter that called these performers ‘visionary artists'; the choreographers really went beyond beyond (that’s not a typo). I think it’s rare to see artists in full command of their craft like this, where every little expression is so perfectly described. I got a little teary by the end of it. This is the best kind of art.

*I just watched it again and I fully cried watching it, it’s so beautiful.

Watch the Cookies first-place performance below.

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21.01.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: New York Dancers Flex to Fela Kuti

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New York-based dancers Flizzo, Opt, Jay Donn, Sedo, and Danny respond to the afrobeat rhythms of Fela Kuti by ‘flexing’, a style of dance that came out of East Brooklyn. Watch “Fela Flex”, directed by Dominick Sheldon, below!

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31.12.14 by Jeff

Video of the Day: “Litefeet” A Glimpse into the Subculture of Subway Dancing

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Director Scott Carthy has just released a terrific follow up to his film 1050.6(c), about the subculture of subway dancing. The film features the dance crew known as W.A.F.F.L.E. and with moves like the one at 14:03 it’s hard not to like them. Watch the film below.

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29.10.14 by Jeff

“Ready To Surrender” A Dance Film by Maceo Frost

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“Ready To Surrender” is a short dance film directed by Maceo Frost, and choreographed by Mari Carrasco. Watch it below.

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10.06.14 by Jeff

“Mariah’s Lollipop” a film by Alexandra Hulme and Celia Rowlson-Hall

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Happiest video of the day award goes to “Mariah’s Lollipop” directed by, and starring, my friend Celia Rowlson-Hall and Alexandra Hulme. Watch the video below.

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24.04.14 by Jeff

A-Z of Dance, Finger Tutting, Memphis Jookin’

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Jacob Sutton directs this highly entertaining alphabetical catalog of dance moves on the streets of LA, featuring dancers like Lil Buck and Nicole the Pole. I especially loved the finger tutting and the memphis jookin’ (seen above). Watch “A-Z of Dance” below!

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21.03.14 by Jeff

Music Video: Pillar Point “Dreamin”

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All you filmmakers out there this is how you put a Red Epic camera and Leica lenses to good use. In my opinion, the visuals in this video don’t go with the music at all, but the visuals are so spectacular it’s still worth watching.

I just wish videos like this didn’t always veer into the territory of “look what we can shoot in slow motion” instead of actually considering the song or story. The snow scenes don’t really seem to fit at all, and actually they kinda make this seem like a lookbook for whatever jacket the guy is wearing.

I think it’s a lot better if you mute the video and listen to something like this. Watch “Dreamin” below.

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01.10.13 by Jeff

NYC Ballet Presents “New Beginnings”

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I wish I had seen this sooner. The New York City Ballet created this beautiful tribute to 911, on the 57th floor of the 4WTC building. It was released on September 12th as a hopeful look forward. Watch below!

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