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.
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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.

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

Upgraded Tuesdays || Willdabeast

So it’s Tuesday… The Mon-daze has past, and it’s not quite Humpday or Friday…. So I decided to upgrade Tuesdays by posting a fierce dance video every week.

First one up of this series is a combo choreographed by Willdabeast Adams (LA) to the song “Upgrade U” by Beyoncé (fitting isn’t?).

Just. Watch. Honestly, if you don’t’ feel hype after watching this, then I don’t know if you’re human or not…

Everything about his choreo is right. And the dancers in this video all KILL. IT. Enjoy :)

P.S. Willdabeast, you have my heart. <3

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Check out his youtube channel here!

Happy || Pharrell Williams

If this performance doesn’t make you smile from ear to ear, you should go stand in a corner and give yourself a time out. No Debbie Downers allowed!

This opening performance obviously rocked my socks off! When Pharrell emerged wearing sparkly red sneakers and his Vivienne Westwood iconic hat with a group of talented dancers, I was already grinning. With award-winning choreography by Fatima Robinson, the hit song “Happy” produced for the highly popular movie, Despicable Me 2, reigns as a top Academy Award 2014 performance! I especially loved when Pharrell did a shimmy with Meryl Streep and danced with Lupita Nyong’o and Amy Adams!  This is proof that dance and great music will always bring people together :)

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Here is the original video of Pharrell’s Happy video. Put on your happy pants and do a little dance.

XO

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Jimmy Fallon || Lip Sync Dance Party

Words by Kate Wotherspoon

Okay… So I’m a huge fan of all three of these men already and then they go and make me laugh till I cry with this solid lip syncing battle! Check out all of their dance moves as well as Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s suit… I mean damn, those dimples, that suit and that humour? Get me a hot-tottie already- I simply can’t handle it!

P.S Stephen Merchant one ups Justin Timberlake on being a single lady! ahaha What do you think?

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