The News Review:
- NorthJersey.com: Oh yeah? Well these hips don’t lie either…
- Vietnamese hip-hop goes beyond borders
- Boardwalk in Johannesburg – January 22 2008
- Posts tagged DanceWar at TV Squad
- Jay Sean: Bad boy turned good
- Unclassifiable Musician Baby Dee Is Now ‘Safe’
NorthJersey.com: Oh yeah? Well these hips don’t lie either…
NorthJersey.com – Jan 22, 2008
I went into the classroom at Thrive Fitness in Edgewater not knowing this basic language. Isn’t belly dancing where you twist your belly to shake your hips? But instructor Evanthia Savva (dance name Eve) soon put me right by her example. Standing on her left foot with the right arched onto the ball of the foot she moved the right hip down on the beat. "Down down down down" she repeated to the rhythm of the music… It was most certainly fun. Savva built a basic choreographic routine over the course of the hour that included turns flounces and even some sexy shoulder shaking. In the end my favorite part was a flute melody interlude that Savva called "the break. " We stood on our left feet and did a hip rhythm on the up beat:Up-down-down up-down-down. Right-left-left right-left-left. I can now honestly say that I am in fact great at following directions. E-mail: shih@northjersey.
Vietnamese hip-hop goes beyond borders
VietNamNet Bridge – Jan 22, 2008
One year later also at Botysea in Thailand Big Toe performed a hip-hop dance based on the melody of a Vietnamese folk song ?Beo dat may troi? and won fourth prize. Big Toe themselves paid for a trip to China and Denmark to perform hip-hop. Its ?Friendship train? dance performed in Guangzhou last year impressed Chinese audiences and break boys of 20 hip-hop groups. ?We learnt much from each trip. When we came to Denmark many people didn?t know about Vietnam but after our performance they shook our hands embraced and kissed us to show their friendship to people from a far away country which they had just met for the first time? Thanh said. Eastside connection Following Big Toe other local hip-hop troupes are going abroad. Halley Crew last year was invited to attend the Boty Asia (Battle of the Year) the largest hip hop contest in Asia in South Korea but the group could not go because of formality-related problems.
Boardwalk in Johannesburg – January 22 2008
Tonight – Jan 22, 2008
The UK choreographer and former founding director of Zimbabwe’s Tumbuka will rechoreograph Pride on South Africans to be featured in the FNB gala at the University of Johannesburg on February 9. The audition is on Monday January 28 at The Dance Factory from 2pm to 5pm. Applicants should have classical and contemporary dance training and be available for full-time contracts from February 12 to 29. For full information contact Sifiso on 011-482-5615 or Georgina on 011-482-410 e-mail danceumbrella @artslink… The collaboration between the two Swiss bodies allows for a broader cultural support for Southern African art professionals as Pro Helvetia’s policies are first and foremost designed for the European arts and culture scene. In December 2007 SDC and PHCT approved a fifth mandate agreement for 2008-2010 which entails the management of roughly R55-million for local art projects within the SADC region. The mandate aims to build good administrative and organisational capacity in regional independent arts organisations; stimulate high quality and a higher degree of visibility of contemporary professional arts thus enhancing its marketability and chances of survival and sustainability; and organising more and stronger regional networks helping artists to break out of their isolation regionally and internationally. Application forms can be obtained from PHCT offices or downloaded from www. za or contact Miranda Madikane on 021-425-4701.
Posts tagged DanceWar at TV Squad
TV Squad – Jan 22, 2008
Was last night different? Did. well it just plain stunk… FOX has a new Prison Break at 8 then a new Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. NBC has new episodes of American Gladiators Deal Or No Deal and Medium. There’s a new Antiques Roadshow at 8 on PBS then a new American Experience. TruTV has a new Ocean Force at 8. TCM has Martin Scorcese Presents: Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows at 8.
Jay Sean: Bad boy turned good
Belfast Telegraph – Jan 22, 2008
Sean’s guest spot on the Rishi Rich Project single "Dance with You (Nachna Tere Naal)" set the then 22-year-old up nicely for his official debut in 2004 "Eyes on You" which would enter at No 6 in the singles chart. It was a good time for Sean who would release a Top 30 album Me Against Myself to become an urban hero in India while making hundreds of teenage girls blush in Hong Kong. "We didn’t expect to go to the territories that I’ve been to" recalls Sean wistfully as he sips a cup of tea in a north London pub. "I literally went around the world in three years. " But then the penny dropped… "I was labelled Asian R&B for a long time and my whole thing was why am I Asian R&B? Is Eminem white hip-hop? No he’s just hip-hop. And in music we suffer so much from labels and pigeonholes. Those are the pigeonholes and the labels I wanna break. At the end of the day it’s about my music and that’s all that should matter. " He also insists that he’s not keen to play up to the clich?that dominate in urban music. Nowadays his wardrobe consists of suits rather than the hoodies and baggy jeans of earlier times. He’s reinvented himself as something of a romantic.
Unclassifiable Musician Baby Dee Is Now ‘Safe’
NPR – Jan 22, 2008
I worked in circuses like the Bindlestiff circus [and] the Kamikaze Freak Show. “Dee grew up in suburban Cleveland across the street from two guys named Bobby Slot and Freddie Weiss. In the song “The Dance of Diminishing Possibilities” on her new record Safe Inside the Day she tells the story of the day they decided to smash their old upright piano in the front yard. Dee was only 4 but she remembers vividly how the occasion turned into a kind of block party with all of the neighborhood men joining in the demolition. “What I learned was that inside the piano is a cast-iron harp that’s very hard to wreck. You can’t just hit it — you have to saw away at it with a hacksaw and that wasn’t very fun for them. So everything else went to bits but that cast-iron harp inside sort of stayed… Dee was only 4 but she remembers vividly how the occasion turned into a kind of block party with all of the neighborhood men joining in the demolition. “What I learned was that inside the piano is a cast-iron harp that’s very hard to wreck. You can’t just hit it — you have to saw away at it with a hacksaw and that wasn’t very fun for them. So everything else went to bits but that cast-iron harp inside sort of stayed. And the garbage men wouldn’t take it and it sat on their front lawn for months. And I fell in love with it. “In the song the harp inside the piano serves as a metaphor for Dee’s metamorphosis.