The Illusionary Rockaz Crew: Dance Movement

The Illusionary Rockaz Crew: Dance Movement

Movement never lies,
It is a barometer telling the state of the soul,
Weather to all who can read it
.”
-Martha Graham

IRC Dance Movement is a beautifully shot and choreographed three-minute music/dance short film by Seb. from Shueti, for the rocking Dutch breakdance, hip/hop crew Illusionary RockAz.

The Illusionary Rockaz Crew: Dance Movement

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Becoming: Nature’s Sensually Choreographed Battle with Man

Becoming: Nature’s Sensually Choreographed Battle with Man

Becoming is an acclaimed, stunningly beautiful short film created by Ayelén Liberona and Joseph Johnson Camí at Canada’s Wandering eye Productions.  The film is about a mythical woodland creature who is called upon to fight a battle with Man.  It mixes together beautiful imagery in the form of beautiful costumes and locations, as well as the beauty of movement by the main character, a mythical being named Idolamantis, an ancient woman who moves like a praying mantis.

Man is garbed in old jeans with a rope for a belt.  Barefoot and bare-chested, he is the epitome of the archetypal peasant, straining at trying to make a living.  The great shock for Man, and for the viewer, occurs when Idolamantis is caught in mid-air as she literally comes in for a landing on top of him.  What follows is an erotic, yet vicious duet for the two charismatic performers.  We have pushed nature to the limit and she is fighting back; the slinky, seductive, reptilian Idolamantis wins the day.

Becoming: Nature’s Sensually Choreographed Battle with Man

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One Flew Over the Dodo’s Nest: I’m Alive!

One Flew Over the Dodo’s Nest: I’m Alive!

I’m Alive! is the too-cuckoo-for-dodos video of British singer Don Fardon’s 1969 song, remixed by international DJ Ashley Beedle. The soundtrack here is from the Dodo commercial for Coca Cola’s 5 Alive, but now it’s out with the ad’s dodos and in with some very sexy, high-kicking dancing nurses.

The video opens with a frail old pensioner, surrounded by concerned nurses.  Suddenly a melody of trumpets and funky drumbeats erupts, and he suddenly comes alive, like the Dancing Dodo in the TV ad.  The fun packed video comes complete with old age pensioners break-dancing and an almighty dance-off!

One Flew Over the Dodo’s Nest: I’m Alive!

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Photos of the Day: She’s Got Those Hot Sexy Legs!

Photos of the Day: She’s Got Those Hot Sexy Legs!

Oh Yes, She’s Got Those Hot Sexy Legs!

Music Hall Naughty French Can-Can Dancing in 1943

Slide Show: She’s Got Those Hot Sexy Legs!

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A Very Saucy Sexy Lady: And Then There Was Salsa!

A Very Saucy Sexy Lady: And Then There Was Salsa!

And Then There Was Salsa is a vibrant, 30-second 3D animated short, which originally was created as an advertisement.  In the land of luscious tomato trees, spicy jalapeño cacti and canopies of fresh cilantro anything is possible, including some very hot dancing by an extremely saucy, sexy lady!  Once you’re in the story, watching the animation happen, the rest of the video screen suddenly melts away and you’re left with a whole new magical experience.  Sadly there isn’t a way to have all that “out of the player” experience embedded here, so for the complete magical experience you need to watch this in the Vimeo Page.

A Very Saucy Sexy Lady: And Then There Was Salsa!

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The Heart is a Metronome: A Father and Son’s Love Despite Themselves

The Heart is a Metronome: A Father and Son’s Love Despite Themselves

Le Coeur est un Métronome (The Heart is a Metronome) is a wonderfully moving four-minute animated short film by the young French filmmaker Jean-Charles Mbotti-Malolo.  What happens when children really grow up and become young men, when they no longer necessarily accept admonishment from their fathers for their misdeeds.  What happens when both adults throw a tantrum and storm out of the house?  Do they fall out of love with each other?

In this touching film, dancing is the high point of the exchanges between the two characters, because it is their only means of communication.  And it is the street dance routines that entertain and mark this movie out as so special, slick, rhythmic movements, quite perfectly animated and indeed choreographed, as father and son perform together almost despite themselves.

While watching this inspiring film, I could not help but reminisce about the legendary Gregory Hines-Sammy Davis Jr. Tap Challenge in the movie Tap.

The Heart is a Metronome: A Father and Son’s Love Despite Themselves

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Krazy Cupcake Dayze: Everything from Epicurean Blather to Fancy Cupcake Explowgions

Krazy Cupcake Dayze: Epicurean Blather, Cake Waltzing and Cupcake Explowgions

Nowadays, writers have been talking about cupcake-lovers as a foodie-cult, about how some kind of cupcake-craze has swept across most parts of the nation. In The Atlantic, Corby Kummer has written that even in the too-too au courant New York City, cloyingly cute little cupcake shops may seem like they’re passé, but they still continue to thrive there. Moreover, new ones seem to be opening across the land by the month, even though they’re often disappointing and downright silly. Nevertheless, according to Corby Kummer, the craze is worth keeping, if only, like the opera audiences at La Scala, to keep applauding until the performers finally do better.

In keeping with these Crazy Cupcake Dayze, I’ve put together this little article composed of three takes showing different viewpoints about this “fairycake” fad: the first is about faux haute-cuisine blather; the next is a frivolous illustration of silly cupcake capers; and finally, the morbid voice of cupcake-doom, which visually pronounces that the cupcake “plague” is a downright horrible, stinking calamity. The three different takes on our krazy cupcake dayze are entitled, respectively: Frosting on the Cake; Silly Kultured Kupcakes: Doing a Ditzy Dancing Waltz Thingee; and Demise of The Very Fancy Cupcake Kids: Huge Explowgions!

In The Frosting on the Cupcake, Atlantic Magazine’s Corby Kummer holds forth at length on the cupcake craze and demonstrates how one should properly perform a gastronomically correct cupcake taste test. Silly Kultured Kupcakes: Doing a Ditzy Dancing Waltz Thingee is a stop-motion animation created by a fellow who ruined a batch of cupcakes. Rather than throwing them out, he made the dilapidated cupcakes repent by doing a bit of dancing (waltzing, to be specific). Now, most of us would sigh and just toss the ruined batch of forlorn cupcakes out, but these little cupcakes got a second chance, even if only just long enough to perform their schmaltzy-waltz for this short-animation. No doubt, someone out there is asking, “What’s next, krumping cupcakes?

The last piece is the voice of cupcake-doomsday, Demise of The Very Fancy Cupcake Kids: Huge Explowgions! Specifically, it’s the visually macabre account of a legend about how some fancy, luscious cupcake kids were living the carefree good life, famously enjoying their little tasty selves in what was left of a still dangerous part of earth, most of which already had been destroyed by years of awful war. But, according to legend, a big worrisome question still remained about these fancy little treats: Would they be able to survive? Or have cupcakes always just been too delicately fancy and sshhtuupid?

Epicurean Blather: The Frosting on the Cupcake

Silly Kultured Kupcakes: Doing a Ditzy Dancing Waltz Thingee

Demise of The Very Fancy Cupcake Kids: Huge Explowgions!

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