Quote of the Day

“If you do something that you believe in, success will come.”
– Petra Flannery

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Casey Brooks || CASI

Words by Kate Wotherspoon

New York in 15 intriguing locations, the song “About You” by XXYYXX , an incredible dance duo and some rad oversized suits. Casey Brooks directed one damn cool video. Danced by Hillary Pearson & Maria Volpe this short explores simple movements across various settings. With slight time & speed manipulation there’s a sort of frantic vibration which is then layered with a cool slow beat, I fricken love it. Casey Brooks makes a flipped umbrella look cool and walking on all fours (in heels) is so dynamic, alluring and sexy. Well done.

Miss Brooks, hire me please, k thanks. ;) xxo

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Upgraded Tuesdays || Dylan Mayoral

Musicality and isolation at it’s best!!! Damn this kid is something else.
Subscribe to Dylan here!

The Girls Club || BEV

One very close, and extremely talented friend of mine, Tamina Pollack-Paris is putting on the must-see show of the summer! Her roster of strong passionate woman from The Girls Club are presenting, BEV: The Woman Behind the Icon on June 30th at The Beverly Hotel.  The Girls Club will showcase moments in history and highlight underrated iconic women that have revolutionized music, art, dance and fashion in their eras. Stories will be unveiled through live, immersive exhibits for art lovers and innovative, thought provoking performances.

Drink, Eat, and Dance the night away.
The party ends at the stroke of midnight.

2 VIEWINGS
– 1st Heat: Doors at 6pm. Show at 6:30pm
– 2nd Heat: Doors at 7:30pm. Show at 8pm

Purchase tickets at eventbrite or thegirlsclub.ca/bev

MUSIC BY: DJ Fly Lady Di FASHIONS CREATED BY: Som Kong VINTAGE FASHIONS PROVIDED BY: The Toronto Vintage Society JEWELRY BY: Shop For Jayu HAIR BY: Jazma Hair Inc. MAKE UP BY: Natalia Solar ***SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMER*** Toronto’s most talented Drag Diva Miss Tynomi Banks

Get a little taste of The Girls Club talent from Tamina’s Madonna Submission video:

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Tamina Pollack-Paris 

The hustle is real! We're out promoting on Queen West all week, come chat with us!

The hustle is real! We’re out promoting on Queen and King West all week, come chat with us! xoxo

Upgraded Tuesdays || Parris Goebel

Parris upgrades any day – damn’t she’s otherworldly! This video is from 2012, and the precision and musicality blows my mind! By the way it’s real time not sped up. You’ll know what I’m talking about when you reach 2:30 time in the video. Enjoy ;) xx
P.S Let’s not even touch the styling in this video. Too on point for words.

Upgraded Tuesdays || NEW STREET ORDER

This is from five years ago but it is still one of my favorite dance videos! So tricky, so sexy and definitely an eye/mind f#ck (pardon my French).

Directed and shot by Scotty Nguyen
Dancers: Scotty Nguyen & Tracy Shibata
Choreography: Scotty Nguyen & Tracy Shibata
Song: Usher – There Goes My Baby

The gold sneakers can be found at NewStreetOrder.com

Between the Branches || O2 The Dance Company

O2 The Dance Company is a project based contemporary dance company and is directed by Sarah Dolan, an incredible human being and artist. This will be my second year with O2 and we have are performing our last six shows of `Between the Branches“ this weekend in Calgary, AB!
`Between the Branches“ is an interactive dance experience that invites you to people watch with us in the park. Be prepared to move around on stage and enjoy the show from our point of view.
Check out our teaser video here:
Since this is a passion project we are also participating in a Kickstarter fundraising campaign! Check out our video here and support the up and coming art and dance industry in Calgary :)

You can purchase tickets to the shows this weekend by clicking this link:
O2 The Dance Company’s “Between the Branches”

Here is a clip from last year’s show “Answers”

WWW.O2DANCE.COM

“BETWEEN THE BRANCHES“
DIRECTED BY SARAH DOLAN

 

Upgraded Tuesdays || Yanis Marshall

If you didn’t know Yanis before, NOW YOU DO!

Choreography by @YanisMarshall
Filmed by @TimMilgram
Studio @DanceMillennium

Bodies in Urban Spaces || Willi Dorner

Words by Kate Wotherspoon
Photographs by Lisa Rastl

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I discovered Austrian artist, Willi Dorner, via hintmag.com and became instantly intrigued from his project “Bodies in Urban Spaces”. Dorner choreographs a talented group of parkour artists and dancers into small nooks and areas of the urban jungle we pass by everyday and creates a new colourful perspective. He brings an alternative view to the city experience; a temporary intervention of public space.

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“I use the different positions of the bodies to direct [people’s] gaze and thus point out it’s interesting features, to break through the normal radius of eye movement, and the walkers imperceptibly adopt the perspective of tourists.” – Willi Dorner

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“I focused on the intermediate spaces; I sought out places that are often ignored and left open, and I extended the idea to trails that pass through urban areas but which are not familiar to most inhabitants.”- Dorner

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To purchase the photo book of “Bodies in Urban Spaces” please visit Willi Dorner’s website here.

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