Saturday, March 10, 2012

NAOTV Episode 18: "You'll Find A Way"

Hey there readers! Sorry for being a day late on this, I've had an extremely busy week. This week's episode features Ellen Kim's "You'll Find A Way". She breaks out of her usual style to send a message about how people hide some things about themselves from the outside world. She does it wonderfully, with the help of cinematographer Khoadratic Dinh and assistant choreographer Amanda Suk. Enjoy!

Video: Wildebeast (Eclectic Gentlemen) - Artistic Choreo Submission for T-Pain's "Come On Somebody"

Wildebeast Adams (ABDC Season 6) created this video to T-Pain's "Come On Somebody". Other dancers in the video include JD (member of ABDC4's Massive Monkees) and members of Flavahz. Thanks for the tip Greg! From beast9688 Youtube.

Two videos choreographed by Kolanie Marks: "Battlefield America" trailer & "Hello"

Kolanie Marks' choreography is gaining prominence in multiple areas. In addiiton to his work with RNG, he choreographed for the movie "Battlefield America" as well as Mindless Behavior's new music video "Hello"

Friday, March 9, 2012

Video: IamEarth - "If you don't get holes in your pants, you're not dancing hard enough"

Emilio "Millie" Dosal of IaMmE solos and gives it in this powerful new video from IaMmECrew Youtube. And, it's the best excuse for a wardrobe malfunction ever.

Tickets now available for first two tapings of America's Best Dance Crew Season 7 is the source for free tickets to America's Best Dance Crew tapings. They just listed availability for the tapings of the first two ABDC Season 7 tapings. Both will be taped on Saturday April 7 -- one at 1pm and 1 at 5pm. Let us know if you've get tickets! Thanks for the tip Greg!

Video: Feature on Parris Goebel (ReQuest) on TVNZ

TV New Zealand featured ReQuest Crew's Parris Goebel in a recent segment. The segment shows many classic ReQuest and Parris dance clips, Parris talking about her vision and goals, and shows dancers auditioning to join the dance troupe. Click here to watch. Thanks for the tip, Taff!

Video: Feature on Arnel Calvario (Kaba Modern) on TFC

TFC (The Filipino Channel) recently aired a feature on Arnel Calvario, founder of Kaba Modern. The segment includes dance clips and interviews. He talks about why he founded Kaba Modern, his role as manager of  America's Best Dance Crew alums Kaba Modern (Season 1), Fanny Pak (Season 2), and Beat Freaks (Season 3), his current involvement with Culture Shock, and his new project to create a community arts center for underprivileged youth.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Video: Academy of Villains winning performance at Urban Street Jam 2012

Pacific Rim has dozens of videos from Urban Street Jam2012 (held in Anaheim, CA on March 3), including many of the performances and interviews with the winning crews conducted by Chris Trondsen. Here's the winning performance from Academy of Villains:

New video from KenYa Dance:performances and interview with IaMmE

MyxTV has a new video from the 2012 KenYa Dance that shows a very closeup view of most of IaMmE's performance as well as an absurd but fun interview.Thanks for the tip Greg!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Watch trailer for "Through the Lens", a feature length dance concept movie premiering April 2012!

For the last 6 months the "ZAPP Academy of Dance" (which is the home studio for "Z-Train", a group that auditioned for ABDC season 4 and appeared at HHI in 2009 & 2010) has been filming numerous hip-hop and lyrical concept videos.  These videos are being edited together into a feature length dance concept movie titled "Through the Lens" that will premiere at a movie theater here in Eugene in April 2012. Click here for more information and to buy tickets. Here's the trailer:

ZAPP: Through the Lens (trailer) from ZAPP Videos on Vimeo.

Something different but important -- watch this video and Support the Invisible Children cause!

Here's a message that needs to be spread as far and as fast as possible. Invisible Children is a group that is trying to stop Joseph Kony, a Kenyan terrorist whose Lord's Resistance Army has abducted over 66,000 children to fight in his army, and whose warfare resulted the displacement of over 2 million people. Kony has been named #1 on the World's Most Wanted Fugitive list, but there's incredibly little awareness of him and LRA in this country. This video documents Kony's crimes and what could be done to help. Please get involved - support Invisible Children.

Video: Beat Freaks dance in Anjelah Johnson's comedy/music video - "I'm a Cut You"

Beat Freaks (ABDC Season 3 runners up) are the backup dancers in the latest music video from Anjelah Johnson "I'm a Cut You".  Anjelah takes on the gangsta persona of Bon Qui Qui, and this is an admirable send-up of tough-girl songs. From AnjelahComedy Youtube.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Brand new video from Chicago ABDC auditions featuring Rockwell Family, Stereo Beat ++

Just Dance Chicago just released their footage from the Chicago auditions for America's Best Dance Crew Season 7 held in January 2012. They show dancing by dozens of crews as well as interviews with Rockwell Family, Stereo Beat, Boyz of Poison, and Identical Differences. From ILLCTRBroadcasting Youtube.

Video: Introducing the Elektrolytes

The Elektrolytes have a new video called "Introducing the Elektrolytes" identfying each member and showing the group dancing together. I have NO insider information, but this video would be an awesome way to introduce a crew that would be competing on the next season of ABDC! From ElektrolytesHD Youtube.

Something completely different -- I won an NPR game!

I usually keep personal things out of this site, but am making an exception today. Last night, I attended a taping of NPR's Ask Me Another, a new quiz/humor radio show that will be premiering later this year. The show is really funny (last night's guest was Simon Doonan, who had the audience in stitches) and features some clever games. One game on this episode was 'Pen it Like Porter', where audience members were given the opportunity to update and spoof the lyrics to Cole Porter's 1934 classic "You're the Top". My entry was chosen as a finalist. and I had the privilege of having it performed by Jonathan Coulton (whose other main job lately is opening for They Might Be Giants). The audience liked my song, so I won an NPR totebag. Woo hoo. If you're interested, click here to read my lyrics (and the lyrics from the other finalist, Samantha Henig)

Video: Instant Noodles perform at ITASA Eastern Conference

Instant Noodles Crew (America's Best Dance Crew Season 6) performed on Friday, February 17, 2012 at the ITASA (Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Students Association) East Coast Conference in Atlanta, GA. Video fromKaoCowVideos Youtube.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Video: Brian Puspos - "Poppin"

Here is the newest piece posted by Brian Puspos. Joined by fellow Kub Skout, Jun Quemado, and the ArchiTEKS, Brian was able to bring the song to life. This is actually a sequel to his famous "Wet The Bed" choreo. Check it out:

The Motto - Lando Wilkins + Co.

Lando, Ellen Kim, Chachi, Ian Eastwood, and Johnny Erasme tear it down in this rendition of "The Motto." Mad props

Video: incredible battle between Greku vs. Roxrite at Adidas Originals Rock the Floor

TheBboySpot brings us this epic battle at the 2012 Adidas Original Rock the Floor Competition on March 2, 2012 in Warsaw, Poland. The battlers: Greku vs. Roxrite. Who do you think won it?

Video: Moon (IaMmE) - "Moon Pie 3"

Di 'Moon' Zhang (member of ABDC6 winning crew IaMmE) demonstrates some signature moves in a workshop. FromYoutube.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Video: Project D's winning performance at Prelude DMV

As posted earlier, Project D came in first place at the 2012 Prelude DMV. Their video has just been posted on RhythmAddictsTV Youtube.

Video: Dance Off 2012 SM Manila Preliminaries, including footage of the prelim winners

Dance Off 2012 was held in Manila Philippines. This video from pacificeastevents Youtube shows many of the dance groups including the top 4. It's a little unclear to me if this is the finals or there will be another dance-off after this -- please leave a comment if you have more info on this event. But there are some powerful groups that competed that you should watch.

Videos: Prelude DMV - congratulations Project D, Capital Funk, Major Definition

Prelude DMV (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia) was held March 3, 2012. The competition's winners: 1st place Project D (no video available yet), 2nd place Capital Funk, 3rd Place Major Definition. Here are videos of the winning performances of Capital Funk and Major Definition. Congratulations!