Saturday, August 18, 2012

Video: Can (Poreotics) and Julie Zhan's dance in "Seize the Night" video challenge entry

The CMF Distinguished Filmmakers Network (DFN) and Lenovo have launched the "Seize the Night" Alternate Ending Challenge. DFN members produced alternate endings to Lenovo's short "Seize the Night" video (beginning around when the enter button is pushed on the Ultrabook). The alternate ending with the most views by September 9 wins US $15,000. Click here to see all the entries. Can Nguyen (member of ABDC 5's Poreotics) and Julie Zhan dance in one entry directed by Kelly Li, on Youtube.

Video: Pacman (IaMmE) and Les Twins Jam Session

ShawnWellingtonDance recently released an extended video of a jam session between Phillip 'Pacman' Chbeeb and Les Twins filmed in 2010. 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Important: Please sign Bboy petition to properly accredit the flare (and avoid appropriation by gymnastics community)

This message is from Ninjaboi (who is internet-less today): 
The gymnastics community wants to appropriate the flare and call it the "Hamminator" after Morgan Hamm who was the first to do it in gymnastics competition. There's a petition going around to have them give proper accreditation to Pablo Flores of Soul Control Crew, the first bboy to actually complete continuous airflares with record. Hamm himself has given accreditation to the bboy community, and the bboy community really feels that credit should be given where credit is due. Right now there's only 3300 or so signatures out of 100,000 goal, so any help to push it forward would help. Below is a video of Pablo Flores. Click here to view and sign the petition. Thanks!

Exclusive videos: Interviews with all the SYTYCD Top 14!

Chris Trondsen has been covering So You Think You Can Dance for us, and scored interviews with all the Top 14 dancers, as well as judges and choreographers. Today, we're featuring his dancer interviews:
- George and Will
- Chehon and Audrey
- Janelle and Dareian
- Witney and Lindsay
- Amelia and Matthew
- Cole (FYI -- the brother of Fanny Pak's Cara Horibe)  and Tiffany

- Cyrus and Eliana

Videos: Bandits and Rascals winning performances at Hip Hop International 2012

As reported earlier, Skool Rascals swept the gold medals for the US at Hip Hop International 2012. Here are more videos from the winners:
Bandits won the US Varsity Division with this performance:

Juniors won the US Junior Division with this performance.

Videos from. Youtube. Thanks for the links,Albert!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Exclusive interviews at HHI: Vinny Castronovo ( formerly w/ ICONic Boyz) answer fan questions, trades family 'secrets' with sister Bianca

Chris Trondsen interviewed Vinny Castronovo (formerly a member of ICONic Boyz) and his sister Bianca at Hip Hop International in Las Vegas August 2012. In the first of three parts (click here to watch) , Vinny talks about returning to HHI, how he's enjoyed meeting dancers from all over the world, who he was excited to watch at HHI, and how their meet and greet went.  In the second part, he answers fan questions including whether he plans to submit a video for Justin Bieber's Believe tour, what he orders at McDonalds, his favorite movie and ice cream flavor, his craziest dream, his biggest pet peeve (rude people!), who he'd like to play him in a movie, his favorite super hero, what color socks he wears, and many other questions

In the third part, Vinny and his sister Bianca answer questions and reveal secrets about each other including their daily hair routines, funny habits,  her celebrity crush, Vinny's shoe collection, what each other's rooms look like (including posters), and their habits when they're alone (singing, posing!)

Exclusive interview (with some workshop footage) from Hip Hop International: Les Twins

At Hip Hop International, we were one of the only media outlets to score an interview with Les Twins. The dancers talk about the love from the HHI attendees, how they change their performances continually, the importance of freestyle, say hi to family, friends, and fans, and describe what roles they'd play in superhero movies. And the video shows scenes from their workshop.

Video: Swagger crew video submission for Scream Tour

Another tour that is auditioning via video (besides Justin Bieber's Believe Tour) is the Scream tour. Here's the submission by Swagger Crew (from the same studio as the ABDC5 crew). 

Survey: What was your favorite performance on So You Think You Can Dance Top 14 show?

What was your least favorite performance on So You Think You Can Dance Top 14 show?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Congratulations to Academy of Villains -- moving to next round on America's Got Talent

As predicted by almost everyone who wrote about the America's Got Talent Youtube edition show on August 14, Academy of Villains moves on to the next round. Congratulations! Here's hoping the success continues all the way to the finale!

Vote for your favorite SYTYCD dancers -- here's all the phone, text and on-line info

The online voting is now open, for at least 2 hours after the show ends in the Pacific Time Zone. If you want to protect your favorite dancers, act now! Remember -- your votes determine who is safe from elimination. Click here to vote online at . Performance videos are up now on the website to aid in your choices. If you want to text, send the dancer's name to 83676.

If you want to phone instead, the numbers are: 
Cyrus      1-855-GOHIM 01
George    1-855-GOHIM 02
Will          1-855-GOHIM 03
Chehon    1-855-GOHIM 06
Cole         1-855-GOHIM 07

 Eliana     1-855-GOHER 01
 Tiffany   1-855-GOHER 02
 Audrey   1-855-GOHER 05
 Witney   1-855-GOHER 06
 Lindsay  1-855-GOHER 07

Party Room for SYTYCD is now open!

The Play-Play/Party Room/Critics Corner for tonight's So You
Think You Can Dance Season 9 episode  is now open! Tonight, it's all Mia Michaels routines, including many of her classics. Two more dancers
will go home tonight.   Join other readers and fans as they react,
praise, and gripe. I'll try to update real-time for those of you who
can't watch it live.  

And, stay even when the show is over. Let us know what you think about the show. Who are your favorite choreographers? Were the right people sent home tonight?  How would you compare this to other seasons?  This is your party -- humor,  conspiracy theory, nostalgia and almost everything else
(except obscenity and abject disrespect) are expected and welcome! 
Just click here to join the main post for play-by-play and comments.


Video: Academy of Villains on America's Got Talent

Academy of Villains -- US winners at this year's Hip Hop International -- competed on America's Got Talent on August 14, 2012. We'll find out tonight if they made it to the next round. Here's their performance:

Two new RNG videos: submission for Bieber's Believe Tour, "Snapbacks and Tattoos" tutorial

RNG (America's Best Dance Crew Season 7) are among the latest ABDC alums to submit an audition video to be part of Justin Bieber's Believe tour. Here's their submission.

And, the group intends to release weekly tutorials on dance moves. Here's the first -- a tutorial for a combination, danced to "Snapbacks and Tattoos". From RNGDancers Youtube. Thanks for the tips, Ian!

Join us tonight and tomorrow for SYTYCD coverage

Join us tonight to watch and react to the So You Think You Can Dance - Mia Michaels edition.

- Starting just before 8M ET, we'll have a Party Room/Critics Corner where you can watch react, comment, bemoan and predict. I'll do some play-by-play there as well, in case you want to find out what happens as it happens.  (We'll probably channel change with many of you to also see if Academy of Villains made it to the next round on America's Got Talent!)
- Tomorrow we'll have surveys on the favorite and least favorite performances of the night.
- We'll have the third round of our contest with prizes -- Predict the two winners.
- We're planning to interview the eliminated dancer and the choreographers at tonight's taping and will have interviews posted in the next few days 

So, please join us!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Breaking: Academy of Villains on America's Got Talent

Recent Winners of the US Hip Hop International Adult Championships will be on later tonight on NBC for America's Got Talent as part of the Youtube/Snapple Challenge. They will be at the bottom of the hour (closer to 9pm) in the so called "pimp spot" Be sure to tune in and vote to support this phenomenal crew! We'll have the voting information after it's aired. 

EDIT: Vote for Academy of Villains up to 10 times by calling 
1-866-602-4812. Also vote on the NBC website. Voting is open for the next 2 hours. 

Check back tomorrow to see if they make it through. 

Must-watch video of the day: Culture Shock China

This highlights reel from a recent Culture Shock event in China contains so many great clips and images of bboy excellence. Please watch! From sevenshadows1 Youtube.

Video: Brian Puspos (Mos Wanted Crew) at HHI - dance demo, talking about life on the road

DanceMogul Magazine taped a workshop session with Brian Puspos (Mos Wanted Crew) at Hip Hop International. He talks a little about life on the road and demonstrates some dance moves for the attendees.

Video: Emilio Dosal (IaMmE) - "Rollup"

The latest solo effort from Emilio Dosal, member of ABDC6's IaMmE is a freestyle to Flosstradamus' "Rollup". From  ShawnWellingdance Youtube.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Video: Chachi (IaMmE) and Kenzo Alvarez - "Rich & Flexin"

Kenzo Alvarez choreographed this piece and danced it with Chachi Gonzales (IaMmE) at Fair Play Dance Camp in Poland. From TheKultureKidsTV Youtube.

Video: "The Shiggle" featuring members of IaMmE, ICONic Boyz, Mos Wanted Crew, Quest, Poreotics

Phillip 'Pacman' Chbeeb (member of America's Best Dance Crew's IaMmE) created a dance move called "The Shiggle". His video teaches the move and features dancing by Ian Eastwood (Kubscouts/MosWanted Crew),Vinny Castronovo (ICONic Boyz), Chachi Gonzales and Jaja Vankova(IaMmE) Dumbo (Poreotics), Hokuto Konishi (Quest Crew), Brandon Bryant & Ade Obayomi (So You Think You Can Dance), Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf), and Steve-O (Jackass TV & Film)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Congratulations Nappytabs - new parents to London Riley!

According to Us Magazine, Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo (aka Nappytabs) - choreographers for America's Best Dance Crew, So You Think You Can Dance, and many other shows -- had their first child on August 10, 2012. Welcome to the world London Riley, and start dancing soon!

Video: Poreotics x Les Twins x Neguin - A Night in Germany

A collaboration made in ....Germany. Poreotics (America's Best Dance Crew Season 5 winners) team up with Neguin and Les Twins for freestyling. From PoreoticsHD Youtube. Thanks for the link, PerezOverride!