Fresh from their national tour, Shaping Sound’s Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance, and Kyle Robinson are planning their first feature film…and you can help. If anybody’s ready for their close up, it’s these guys. Watch the Kickstarter video and then give ’til it hurts.
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For anyone who has pulled a muscle or two doing the same old mirror twerk, here is some vintage material to up your game on the dance floor.
In Kinetic Molpai, performed in 1935 at Jacob’s Pillow. Ted Shawn was one of the first notable male pioneers of American modern dance. He formed the Denishawn dance company with his former wife Ruth St. Denis, and is responsible for the creation of the well-known all-male company Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers. His innovative ideas of masculine movement made him one of the most influential choreographers and dancers of his day. He is also the founder and creator of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Massachusetts. He was the first American man to achieve a world reputation in dance; he conceived, choreographed, and appeared in one of the first dance films, the Thomas Edison Company’s Dances of the Ages in 1912; and he was the first male dancer to be listed in Who’s Who in America. (Photo of Shawn in classical attire with a couple of his Men Dancers via mattadore)
Seems flash-mobbing is still happening.
Bring your right arm out, turning your right knee. Angle your hand down at 90° (new-style voguing is more contorted than old style). Bring your other arm out and twist your shoulder in, angling this hand up at 90°. Take your right arm over the back of your head and touch your left shoulder, keeping your left arm outstretched. Bring your left hand up to touch your right elbow while coming up onto your toes. Bring the left arm down to your hip, hand angled up. Now repeat, very fast, keeping your movements fluid.