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This Year National Dance Day is Accessible to Everyone

July 29, 2011


As many of you may know, the hit TV show So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) is hosting the second annual National Dance Day tomorrow, July 30. Last year, National Dance Day received thousands of video submissions from all over the country showing people performing the official “national dance” choreography by Napoleon and Tabitha D’Umo. […]

3D Dance Movies Give Audiences The Best Seat in the House

July 3, 2011


Thanks to modern technology, dance and film lovers around the world have a chance to see some of their favorite dancers live…almost. If you have seen a 3D movie, you know what I mean. The films make you feel like you’re standing in the room with all the drama and excitement. I was skeptical at […]

What Can Dance Companies Learn from SYTYCD Advertising and PR?

June 17, 2011


This Tuesday, So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD)  held an event on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, Calfornia featuring a promotional billboard full of live dancers and a DJ. The event also featured judges Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy, who spoke to the press about the 2011 season of SYTYCD. Although the event was […]

Pilobolus Dance in Mainstream Advertising

June 1, 2011


Shadow art is not the only thing that Pilobolus Dance Company does well, but their work with this form has gained them a lot of attention within mainstream media. The unique company has had their work showcased on popular talk shows, on TED talks, and even on the Oscars, reaching audiences far and wide. Pilobolus consists […]

Former So You Think You Can Dance Contestants Interact with Fans on Twitter

May 30, 2011


There is an entirely new breed of super fans emerging in the age of social media. Though I don’t believe that there will ever again be dancers as widely known as Ginger Rogers or Fred Astaire, contestants from TV shows such as So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) and Dancing With the Stars have begun to […]

Modern Dance in Mainstream Media? Google Celebrates Martha Graham’s Birthday

May 11, 2011


I must say that I am beyond excited about today’s Google Doodle in honor of modern dance legend, Martha Graham’s 117th birthday. It isn’t everyday that modern dance is recognized on a national scale and I have to say, this Google art is one of the most awesome and inventive pieces that I’ve seen on […]

When Hollywood Takes Over: The Black Swan Debate

April 19, 2011


  Recently, there has been some controversy regarding a ballerina named Sarah Lane and her performance in the film, Black Swan. She has come out to announce that she performed most of the dancing and that Natalie Portman, who recieved an Oscar for her acting in the film, is getting most of the credit. Not surprisingly, […]