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The Beauty That Dance Brings

9.25.2009



I am a dancer. Through and through. I couldnt stop it if I wanted to. It is in me. It is me.


I can barely begin to explain what dancing is to me. Or what it does for me. It allows me to let go and have fun. It allows me to escape when Im not yet ready to deal. It allows me to say things that I cannot put into words. It allows me to feel free if even for a moment. I would be lost if I could not dance.


I am completely, head over heels in love with the show So You Think You Can Dance? I am so grateful that there is finally something showcasing the actual and real talent and beauty that is what I love so much about dance. Every episode leaves me glued to the screen begging for more. 


My favorite Choreographer Mia Michaels choreographed this dance. It is one of my new favorites (most of my faves are by Mia). It is a story of addiction and it proves so well that somethings are better explained/portrayed with dance rather than words. I know I couldnt relay everything I get out of this piece with pen and paper. I have to have watched this a hundred times and I still get goose bumps every time.







DOES DANCE SPEAK TO YOU?


8 comments:

  1. I'm not a dancer, at all, but I also watch So you think you can dance and I also saw this piece. It's AMAZING! Mia is brilliant every single time!
    The project unites so many awesome cheographers and dancers!

    (:

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  2. I would be lost without dance as well.
    There is nothing like letting go and being free, dancing however you want. I also love choreographing and I've just become a dance teacher! I even dance at work sometimes when no one is here.

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  3. I like Wade Robson's dances the best on SYTYCD :D

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  4. Wade is aaaaaamazing! but the mind that mia michaels has is absolutely bananas! she is perfection!

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  5. love the video :)
    love dancing.
    gorgeous blog, its really nice :)
    come and check out mine sometime and tell me what you think :)
    XOXO, BECCA

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  6. What kind of dance do you do?

    I am a fan of dance although I know nothing of it. I think that is the great thing about that show, you don't have to know anything of dance to really enjoy and be inspired by the choreography and movement.

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  7. that vid just rocked my world. found your blog and i shall return.. word up.

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  8. mia michaels is an effin genius! i love her work on SYTYCD and this was most def one of my favorites. it gave me goosebumps. can't wait to see what she comes up with these season.

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