6 items from 2011
Less than 24 hours after So You Think You Can Dance frontrunner Melanie Moore received 47 percent of the vote to be named America’s Favorite Dancer, she shared her feelings with EW. “I feel so blessed,” she says. Then in uncharacteristic fashion, the Georgia pixie admitted that she was confident going in to the finale because she was ”out for blood.” So what else did Melanie have to say that will surprise you? What was her one complaint about the show, and where does she see herself after the tour (hint: there may be a watermelon coming her way!)? Read Melanie’s interview after the jump. »
- Lanford Beard
Travis Wall is sad to report that you will not see him in this week’s So You Think You Can Dance two-part finale. The Emmy-nominated choreographer, and season 2 Sytycd runner-up, tells EW, “I was supposed to do the finale, but I had to cancel because I got the movie.” Indeed, Wall is currently in Miami creating contemporary pieces for Step Up 4, starring season 6 contestant, and season 7 and 8 All Star, Kathryn McCormick. “It’s my first movie to choreograph,” he says. “I’m really excited.”
But back to Sytycd: After getting his first shot on the judges’ panel this year, »
- Lanford Beard
So You Think You Can Dance welcomed Jesse Tyler Ferguson to the judging panel this week for the Top 12 live performances. The Modern Family star joined Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Sonya Tayeh to have his say on the remaining contestants taking part in Wednesday night's live show. Each couple had to perform two dances. Here's what the judges said: Sasha and Alexander - Paso Doble Dance: Choreographed by Tony Meredith and Melanie Lapatin, the dance is described as a "battle with love and hate and masculinity". Alexander says that his character is "ready to kill" and Sasha jokes she will "beat his ass". It ends in a kiss. Nigel praises the routine, adding that Alexander had a job keeping up with Sasha. He adds that although Alexander got a little sloppy at the end, he was much stronger than he has been recently. (more) »
- By Catriona Wightman
You want to be in the top 10? You can't handle the top 10!
And as much as effusive "Modern Family" star and guest judge Jesse Tyler Ferguson would like all the dancers to carry on for another week, two more members of the "So You Think You Can Dance" Season 8 cast will fall during Thursday's results.
So before we tear these happy partnerships apart, forcing the remaining 10 into the strong, experienced arms of the "Sytycd" all-stars, they get one more night together.
And two dances.
But who made the best of their first double feature -- and who's almost definitely dancing for their life this week? We've got analysis, couple by couple, right here:
Alexander and Sasha
Dance #1: Tony Meredith and Melanie Lapatin (she of the greatest "Sytycd" moment ever) choreograph a postmodern Paso Doble where the dancers play dueling matadors. The judges don't go overboard in their praise, but »
It’s down to the final 6 couples, and next week they will break up the pairs. So tonight, the couples dance twice! The judges give specific critiques and say interesting and useful things, overall. And if you were waiting for it, tonight’s the night Ryan got told.
Next week will be the top 10—those are the ones who tour. They’ll also announce who the All-Stars »
- Gwen Orel
Leading Ladies is a quirky but charming comedy with a classical sensibility. Co-directed by Daniel Beahm and Erika Randall Beahm, the film is about two sisters and their overbearing stage mother, once a champion dancer. The light, playful nature of the film is evident from the opening credits. Great care was taken in staging, choreographing and staging the entire film to work whimsically with the musical score.
Shannon Lea Smith plays Tasi Campari, the younger sister and something of a wild princess. Tasi is also the dancer of the two sisters, her mother.s protégé. Laurel Vail (The Echo Game) plays Toni Campari, the introverted and calm sister who often serves as the voice of reason in their family. Melanie Lapatin, a choreographer and actress in real life, plays the Campari girls. mother Sheri. She.s a colorful, energetic handful of a woman with passion for what she does, whether »
- Travis Keune
6 items from 2011
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