27.01.16 by Jeff

Ouro Collective Brings Tentacle Tribe to Vancouver

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Ouro Collective (Above) / Tentacle Tribe (Below)

 

This is a heads up for any dancers in Vancouver, Ouro Collective is bringing acclaimed choreographer duo, Tentacle Tribe to Vancouver for a series of workshops next week (Feb 2nd, 3rd, 4th). The classes are open to all types of dancers, anyone who wants to learn something new! Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for the workshops, you can get more info here: Tentacle Tribe Workshops.

We’re planning a video project with Ouro Collective, and really excited to see all the cool things they’re doing in our city. Watch a little Tentacle Tribe video below!

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25.01.16 by Staff

Music Video of the Day: The Chemical Brothers “Wide Open” (feat. Beck)

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Transformative new video for The Chemical Brothers’ track “Wide Open” (featuring Beck). Kinda has an Ex Machina vibe to it! Fabulous job by directing duo Dom & Nic (aka Nic Goffey and Dominic Hawley) and dancer Sonoya Mizuno. Watch it now on Booooooom TV!

27.07.15 by Staff

Dance of the Day: Fred Astaire with a stomach full of Corn Chips and Valium

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If this is what happens when two (extremely talented) people get up in the wee hours of the morning and decide to create something, then everyone needs to be doing this.

No permits. 3 takes. Watch Nathan Mitchell dance it up in Phillip Lopez’s “Fred Astaire with a stomach full of Corn Chips and Valium,” below!

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01.05.15 by Jeff

Music Video: Phantoms “Voyeur”

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This is one of my favourite videos of the year so far. Ace Norton’s marvelous black and white video for Phantoms is a masterpiece. Hats off to choreographers Tracy Phillips and Dominic Carbone, and the director of photography, Alexander Alexandrov. Watch “Voyeur” below.

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01.05.15 by Jeff

“Edifice” by Rogerio Silva

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A beautiful dance choreographed and performed by Carmine De Amicis and Harriet Waghorn, and directed by Rogerio Silva. Watch “Edifice” below.

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27.04.15 by Jeff

Event: Vancouver-Based Dance Collective OURO

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Heads up Vancouver, 7pm this Friday and Saturday (May 1st and 2nd) the creative dance collective known as OURO is hosting an evening of contemporary and street dance, and will be premiering a 20-minute piece that they’ve been developing over the last six months. Both nights will feature several performances, visual arts, and yummy drinks courtesy of the folks at The Juice Truck. No tickets to purchase, it’s by donation at the door.

Full disclosure, my girlfriend is one of the dancers in the show. I’ll be there both nights helping setup, so if you come out please say hello! I know nothing about contemporary dance but I’ve seen OURO perform twice and their work is really fun and accessible – you’ll enjoy it.

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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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