Saturday, September 14, 2013

Jabbawockeez suing manager for raising his ownership stake from 1% to 52%!

From Courthouse News comes a bizarre story: "Jabbawockeez sued Fred Nguyen (their manager) and his company FDN Holdings, claiming he sneakily increased his ownership of the group from 1 percent to 52 percent...The plaintiffs' attorney Joseph Ganley in an interview: "We believe Nguyen was able to increase his commission by manipulating the business's articles of incorporation." Ganley said Nguyen secretly and gradually increased his commissions over 10 years, the largest increase in the past three years. Ganley said Nguyen is still the group's manager but the Jabbawockeez want to stop him from taking more than he should."

Friday, September 13, 2013

Video: Mike Song, Pacman, & Moon - MAN VS HANDS

Inspired by 'old family photos', Mike Song (Kaba Modern, Kinjaz), Philip "Pacman" Chbeeb, & Di "Moon" Zhang (I.aM.mE) created this fun, original concept to the sounds of Smash Hitta.  See if you can figure out who's hands belong to who.  From mikeosong YouTube.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Help Battlefest Tour -- Funding drive through Kickstarter to create 5-stop national tour

Battlefest recently created a KickStarter campaign to help raise $15,000 to put together a 5 city Battlefest Tour to NY, Atlanta, Memphis, Texas, and California.  The Tour is set to begin March 2014 and will end November 2014. If it goes as planned, it will be extended to 5 live event tapings (one in each city) and in November they will fly the top 3 dancers from each state to NY for a huge Finale -- the "BattleFest King of the Streets Tournament" to find out who is the top dancer of the year & which City will take home the belt.

Their goal is to raise $15,000 before Oct 11th. With every amount you pledge on our Kickstarter you get cool rewards and Gifts.  Click here for more information and to give.

Video: another highlight from SYTYCD finale - Live performance by Movement Box

On the live finale for Season 10 of So You Think You Can Dance, the show brought back Movement Box, as they were voted the Most Memorable Audition for the season. The group -- John Tesoriero (a crew member for UPrising at Boston College) and a street beatboxer -- auditioned in Boston. We wish them good luck and hope to see more performances from them in the future!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Video: Battle of the Year performance (incl D-trix & Steve from Quest) on So You Think You Can Dance

The finale for Season 10 of So You Think You Can Dance featured a trailer for Battle of the Year, followed by a live performance by the dancers which included D-tril and Steve Terada of ABDC's Quest Crew.

Video: Lorena Liebman (Blueprint Cru) - "Rock The Boat"

ABDC Season 5 finalist, Lorena Liebman, is joined by her fellow 8-Count dancers (including Irratik's Janick Arseneau) in her production to Aaliyah's classic, "Rock The Boat".  From 8CountDance YouTube.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

News and Video: Matt Cady (Fanny Pak) appears as choreographer on Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition

I swore I wouldn't watch Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition (on Lifetime) but this might soften my resolve. Matt Cady (leader of ABDC's Fanny Pak) is a contributing choreographer for the show. If you don't have the channel, click here to watch on Lifetime Online

Monday, September 9, 2013

Video: Riquel Olander (We Are Heroes) joins wth Thy Agency: "Are You Single"

Riquel Olander (member of ABDC Season 4 winners We Are Heroes) dances with Thy Agency for Ray Lavender's "Are You Single".

Video: New dancing and humor from most of the Poreotics

Poreotics (ABDC group, minus Dumbo and Jet Li) lose the color but gain some steps and humor in their latest video with both choreo and free-style - "My Arm Hurts". Thanks Greg!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Video: Jaja Vankova (IaMmE, Street Kingdom) at Universal City Walk

Jaja Vankova (member of ABDC's IaMmE and currently a member of Street Kingdom) danced at Universal City Walk at Universal Studios last week. Amazing as ever. Thanks Greg!