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As part of Jack Chambers prize for winning Season 1 of So You Think You Can Dance Australia was to have US choreographer Mia Michaels choreograph a routine for him to perform at a dance showcase.
Here is an exerpt of it. To be honest I was a bit underwhelmed by the choreography, and thought it did not show of his abilities enough. But you can tell it is a Mia Michaels piece. Pity as I am a big fan of hers.
January 1, 2009 2 Comments
The talented and kooky Mia Michaels gives a back stage view here on Your Tube of the fabulous group routine the top 16 did on So You Think You Can Dance this week on Australian TV. Mia lets us in on her method behind her madness – something to do with maths, I did not really understand.
Mia is ambiguous in her choreography, but she is not so ambiguous in her love life. A lot of bloggers and fans were in a tiss when in an article she revealed she was NOT gay but is not closed to it (clearly she knows she has a huge gay following). Read about that here in fact a person commenting on the article thought she was dating a billionaire.
August 16, 2008 3 Comments
TV week online edition has an excellent article which strongly hinted that Mad Mary Murphy may come to Sydney to be a guest judge on Australia’s version of So You Think You Can Dance.
I so hope so, I think it would be a great boost to our Australian debut season of So You Think You Can Dance.
Come on down Mary and bring that hot tamale train with you!
It is great to see the producers of this show are taking the antipodean series seriously. We have Bonnie Lythgoe as judge.
Nigel just about confirming he will also be a guest judge. Nigel and Bonnie’s son lives on the Gold Coast, and apparently they have visited often to see their grandchildren.
It would be great if Mia Micheals, and Wade Robson come out as well both for the viewing audience and the top 20 dancers.
With the American version ending tomorrow night, at least we won’t have to wait long for the Australian version to commence in February 2008.
November 14, 2007 Comments Off on Mad Mary may be Guest Judge on Aust So You Think You Can Dance
It is down to the last episode where people in America were able to vote so we got a 2 hour special a boy it was a cracker.
Cat came flouncing down the stair dressed as a christmas decoration, or was it a young Krystal Carrington from Dynasty.
The judges were Nigel, who was looking a tad tired, probably all the work he has to do on the other shows he works on. Bonnie Lythgoe his estranged wife said he was a workaholic.
Mad Mary Murphy who has been a judge on every single episode this season (clearly they like her) looked great tonight in a light green dress, with a huge
?faux emerald ring.
The final guest judge was Dan Karaty the hip hop choreographer. Now apparently he was the one who complained about Wade Robson’s peace routine (the one where each one did a solo with it), and also I suspect he may have complained about the Mia Michaels marine jacket. Apparently his brother is in the marine corp. So getting to be a judge on the critical episode is the producers peace offering. Article here for the full story
It was interesting to hear that 3 of the 4, Sabra, Danny and Neil all auditioned in New York City.
They did a recap and it was great to see them at the audition process again. There must be some poor junior who has to go through hours of footage to get the scenes where they are standing in the queues waiting to audition.
Tonight they would all dance one routine with the other plus a solo.
First was a group dance a Tyce DiOreo broadway number to Mein Herr from the musical Caberet. It was a cross between a German bordello, and a Moulin Rouge can can. Last year he was one of my favourite choreographers, however he this year I don’t think he has maintained the standard.
Cat interviewed Lacey, it was interesting to hear that Lacey had given up dancing and taken up hairdressing, and it was when her brother Benji Schwimmer(last seasons winner)was on SYTYCD she was inspired to take up dancing again.
She said her high light was dancing the samba, yes I agree it was hot, hot, hot. Her low light, was her solo she forgot the routine, so that explained why it was so lame.
She then did her solo which was average and ended with a very awkward flop where she was caught by members of the audience.
Lacey really annoyed me on tonight’s show, far to much mugging to the camera, and always trying to get herself into the shot. Benji won last year by cultivating the personality on camera so maybe she is copying that strategy. I think it will back fire, she just kept on coming across as a show off.
Sabra and Neil did a Shane Sparks hip-hop routine. Which I thought was very average. The only fun bit was in the rehearsal with Shane’s assistant physically manhandling Neil so he would get the pelvic thrusts right.
Nigel thought Neil “was a little stiff” but he was not saying that in a positive way. Neils fans loved him anyway.
Next was Lacey and Danny with a Viennese Waltz, this was beautiful. Danny I thought was superb it was so smooth.
Cat then interviewed hunky Neil. Apparently he was a gymnast so that explains when he does his flips his clearance is amazing. He said the best was his jazz routine, and worst was the salsa and tango. He said his teeny bopper fans pumped him up before he goes on stage.
Neil’s solos was great flips, and spins.
Next was Sabra and Lacey dancing to a Wade Robson routine. Wade was channelling his inner buddhist during rehearsals. Sometimes I wonder is this guy genuine or is he affected? Anyway I don’t care, because I loved this routine of the mother and baby fox. I was transfixed. However the judges did not like it, Dan was just saying that for payback. But Wade did not look happy for the rest of the episode.
Cat then interviewed Danny. She talked about his adoption and his mother who taught, him and also his brother Travis last seasons runner up to dance. Also Jamie a girl from this season has been taught by her. All are just sublime dancers. As Dan Karaty said at the end of the show “What is in the water at Denise Wall’s studios.” It was great to see her get some recognition. As both her sons are the best dancers I have seen.
Danny thought his best moment was the Samba. He then did his solo which like Neil’s full of pirouettes and flips.
Danny & Neil danced to a Mia Michaels contemporary piece. It was about duelling princes. It was brilliant. How good is this women, I think she must have an overactive imagination. It was like a cross between goth and Shakespeare. Also Neil is the only guy I have ever seen who looked good wearing eyeliner.
Cat and Sabra then had their chat. She was born in The Netherlands into a military family. So it was ironic her favorite piece was the controversial peace routine they all danced choreographed by Wade.
The also showed the footage of Dominic dropping her on her head. Ouch that must have hurt. I thought it was interesting that Dan Karaty had thought Domenic had been the one to carry her. I always thought it was the other way around.
Lacey and Neil then did the Lindy hop. This apparently is very difficulty. The judges gushed over it. I thought it was awkward the whole way through.
Last was Sabra and Danny doing the Cha Cha, this was choreographed by Melanie Le Tartin the lady who had the pleasure of dancing the Cha Cha with the baby licious Pasha in an earlier episode, when his partner was taken to hospital.
This routine was a lot of fun, and a great way to end the show. It was a fusion of latin and disco even including strobe lighting. This will be very advantageous in the voting for the $250,000 first prize money.
Next week is the last episode and Cat let the “Cat” out of the bag by saying her and Nigel will be dancing together on it. Cannot wait.
November 8, 2007 Comments Off on So You Think You Can Dance – Final 4
In an episode of this fabulous show where it is getting to the business end of proceedings I thought it all a bit disappointing. Probably the dullest dancing of the series thus far. Not sure whether it was the choreographers or the dancers. Maybe the highs from last weeks Samba just weren’t there.
Firstly a couple of things:
1. Hot – Dancing With the Stars boys take note, you can be a ballroom dancer and have chest hair. Pasha you looked hot.
2. Fun – Adam Shankman is so “beeping” gay, and he does not shut up, but I like him.
3. Weird – Adults in the VIP/choreographers area sucking on lollipops, people over 18 (make it 21 over there) should only be allowed to have these confections if they are at a rave. It just looked strange.
Cat again proved she can wear just about anything by wearing a blue number that looked like it had been covered in tinsel. We still saw a bit of last weeks Darling Buds of May outfit when the dancers were pulling what dances they were doing out of the hat. That was tres horrible.
I was wondering why Nigel looked good this week, and realised he was out of his usual dreadful beige and in a nice navy suit. Mary was again his sidekick, and I spent most of the show trying to work out if her boobs were real. They did not move however they could have had about 10 metres on Hollywood tape under that dress.
Adam Shankman director/choreographer was invited back to be guest judge after his lively performance last time. I really like him, however Nigel may not invite him back after he kept on gibbering on and taking Niges air time.
New partners tonight and they were to do two routines together.
First up were Danny and Sara with the Argentine tango. Sara looked great in a pole dancer type way in thigh high boots, the choreography was great, Danny was wonderful, but Sara did not do it for me. She was to stilted. The big moved termed the “human pretzel” felt like she was going to get stuck half way.
The judges however loved the move, and Adam went on to say Danny was the best dancer they have ever had on the show. That is debatable his brother Travis was pretty sensational as well.
Lauren and Domenic were up next Krumping. Now I know this is a new form of dance related to hip hop. As Nigel said it is meant to be 3 steps above it, I just found it a bit dull. Also a few mistakes Lauren fell but covered up, I did not notice that, however towards the end of the routine I thought Domenic had half dropped her in a lift. Maybe it was just a weird krumping move. I don’t think the Aust competitors in our show are gonna like this genre.
Lacey and Neil did a Latin Jazz number. Never heard of it they keep on mixing up the styles soon we will have the rumba tap or contemporary krumping. Neil is a real cutie however the shirt off look did nothing for me. I love both of these dancers, but again it all left me cold. Maybe the judges are right and Lacey looks out at the audience to much. Or maybe it is just the mixing of two types of dances. Certainly no sizzle in it.
Sabra and Pasha did a broadway number. Sabre was great and I barely looked at Pasha, not helped by Sarbre wearing a bright gold number compared to Pasha’s black. This when Pasha started flashing chest hair. So hot. Judges went gaga over routine. I thought good but not great.
Danny and Sara’s second number was hip-hop. It was a Shane Sparks number, and when I heard the opening riffs of Salt and Pepa’s Push It, I was like how good is this going to be. However, it was like a high school talent night complete with bad outfits, all they needed was a dose of acne to complete the picture. The judges also were underwhelmed.
Next Domenic and Lauren did the Rumba. Again forgettable. It seemed to me that Dom went in for the extra pash at the end sans tongue thank God, that would have been really gross. I suppose they had to think of their younger viewers. I think this time it could have been choreography, even though Nigel said they were dumbing down their routines for the contestants.
Also Nigel commented on how hot Lauren looked. I find this ickey when over 45 men perve a 20 year olds. It is the same as Mark Holden when he makes lewd remarks to the 16 year olds in Idol. I always feel like taking a bath to wash the slime off me.
Next Lacey and Neil dancing a Mia Michaels number which was a routine which reflect her dead father and herself meeting up again.
Judges were never going to be able to criticise it, as this is not The Chaser. I did think it was very good, as it did evoke a father with his daughter, however I did not think it was a stratospheric as the judges gushed. Mary clearly had something going on (as Nigel stated) as she cried and cried, with gunk running down and cheeks and nose. Clearly those big boobs of her are not packed with tissues as she had to wait until the ad break to get one.
Last partners dance was Sabre and Pasha with the quickstep. This was nice and bouncy, but it reminded me of their first routine of the night Broadway. This time I did look at Pasha and I thought he was good, as was Sabre as usual, her and Lacey are the strongest of the two girls left.
Next up the elimination show and Cat looked like she was going to a high school prom. How does she walk in those heels?
First up all of them had to do solos in the own dance style. I thought the only girl who stepped up to the plate was Sabre hers was sensational, whereas the others seemed lacklustre.
Whereas all the boys came out firing. Leaps and flips from Neil and Danny, and a bullfighting type no top just a cape routine from Pasha. Domenic had taken his cues from Fred Astaire who once danced with a lampshade, and Gene Kelly who had danced with cartoons, and came out with a plastic chair. I liked it but reminded me a bit of a busking routine at Circular Quay, and the showstopper before I pass the hat around is….. Also I think if you are dancing with a chair it should be a nice eames number not a kmart special.
It was no surprise that Lauren and Sara were in the bottom two with Sara being eliminated. I predict Lauren will go next week. I was surprised Neil was in the bottom two with Domenic. I love Pasha but he is not as good as Neil. Domenic bit the dust and he should be congratulated in getting this far.
I thought it was over the top the way Domenic was clutching on to Cat, and I could not tell whether she wanted to say stop manhandling me. I still think he has the touch of the stalker in him. How many of the female dancers will have to take out AVO’s on him after the show finishes?
October 25, 2007 3 Comments