The News Review:
- US stars pushing America to dance to Europe’s beat
- Breaking records: live Dance Theatre honors break-dancing master
- Natalie Coughlin goes ‘Dancing’
US stars pushing America to dance to Europe’s beat
‘DISGUISING’ DANCE MUSIC In the United States dance music is classified as electronic and accounts for 1 percent of sales according to The NPD Group while in Britain dance music makes up 8 percent of sales according to British music industry group BPI. “In America it’s always difficult for ‘dance’ music to be popular in the mainstream” said Keith Caulfield a music analyst with Billboard. “Songs that are dance orientated have always been popular it’s just that dance often has to be disguised in different kinds of ways for it to break through. “When I look at our current Hot 100 chart there’s a lot of songs that strike me as a dance song but dance has taken different forms in order to reach the masses” he said. singer “Lady Gaga has been so successful and to American ears she is pop dance music.
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Breaking records: live Dance Theatre honors break-dancing master
The Star-Ledger – NJ.com
When people think of break dancing do they imagine youngsters “battling” in an urban playground? r the professional dancer spinning on his head in a 30-second TV spot?Break dancing is all that — and more. As the annual Shore Dance festival concludes this weekend at Algonquin Arts in Manasquan it will showcase the way break dancing a widely popular dance form is becoming a serious art. Tomorrow the live Dance Theatre from Philadelphia will offer the premiere of “Swift Solos” a multimedia dance-theater piece celebrating the achievements of hip-hop veteran Ken Swift an original member of the pioneering Rock Steady Crew. The program was created with the help of an “American Masterpieces” grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. As break dancing develops into a historical style programs like “Swift Solos” are taking it off the international competition circuit and treating it as a form of theater.
Natalie Coughlin goes ‘Dancing’
San Jose Mercury News
Coughlin 27 said she has her eyes set on competing in the 2012 lympics in London and claims her “Dancing” stint won’t derail those plans. “I’m already taking this year off just to refocus and get away from the pool. I needed the mental break” Coughlin says. “That way when I do return I’ll be really excited and motivated. “TV NotesFrom Associated Press:Jay Leno says he’s looking forward to being a star-maker for young comedians on his new prime-time show. “The Jay Leno Show” airing at 10 p.