Saturday, September 5, 2015

Reggie Gray (ABDC's Ringmasters) stars in Flexn Stage show #abdc

Reggie Gray, a member of America's Best Dance Crew Season 3's Ringmasters, is one of the featured performers in Flexn, a stage show about flex dancing that also tells the story of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. The show will be in Brisbane this month, but also may tour elsewhere. The story of show and Gray are described in this article in the Sydney Morning Herald. 

In the article, Gray talks about flexing: When you ask, what is flexing, you're kind of asking what is hip-hop?" he says. "Flexing is a whole generation, it's about the way we dance, the way we speak, the music we play."

Thursday, September 3, 2015

E-Knock and Jin Lao (from ABDC's Status Quo) will compete on Amazing Race! #abdc #amazing race

We've seen America's Best Dance Crew dancers on a lot of reality shows, primarily So You Think You Can Dance and America's Got Talent. Here's a first: Ernest "E-Knock" Phillips and Jayjion "Jin Lao" Greer (members of ABDC Season 1's runner up Crew Status Quo) will be racing in the next season of the Amazing Race.  According to the official CBS site on the show (which you should read for the amazing profiles that E-Knock and Jin Lao provided), E-Knock lists his occupation as "Dance instructor, hotel maid/stock boy, homecare provider for brain trauma patients and certified personal trainer."
 
The show premieres September 25 on CBS. We'll be watching and rooting for them! Thanks for the tip, Cherie!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Video: ABDC Judge Frankie Grande talks about finale, why ABDC is important #abdc

No revelations here, but Frankie Grande -- judge on America's Best Dance Crew Season 8 -- makes a case for why Quest Crew deserved to win and why it was important that ABDC returned this season

Monday, August 31, 2015

ABDC finale recaps including concept for Champions vs Challengers season! #abdc

LA Times briefly recaps the finale, then talks to America's Best Dance Crew produces and this season's three finalists on their thoughts for a new season. I like Jane Mun (showrunner for ABDC) has a concept for a Champions vs Challengers season: "Think 'Enter the Dragon' where Bruce Lee entered different floors and had to beat out his opponents in each level to make it to the next round. Knowing the caliber of the dance crews out there now, Crews versus Champions can be a new exciting season."

Entertainment Weekly describes the positives about the dancing performed by each of the three finalist crews, notes how Jason Dundas filled at least half the hour with 'heavy silences' and says that  "it was the true returning All-Star team that claimed the title once more."