Quote of the Day

“When you do things from your soul, other people really dig that shit.”

the dance by alex hutchinson:

The Dance || Alex Hutchinson

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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 || 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

FOLLOW  @Willdabeast__ @theparallelroad

Check out his youtube channel here!

Titika || Active Lifestyle

CALGARY, August 29th 2014

Words by Kate Wotherspoon

For some reason or another, I feel like the better you feel/look walking into the gym the better and harder you work out. It’s the same when I’m dancing.  If I’m wearing an outfit I can move in but is also super hype at the same time, my confidence is raised and I feel like my dancing is wayyyy more on point.

Well if you’re like me, and want to update your active wardrobe just as much as your fall outfits, I would definitely check out Titika. Their collection is full of cute cutout designs, four-way stretch materials, and awesome prints. I mean come on, working out shouldn’t have to be boring and a must do, it should be exciting and full of energy and slipping on some hot cut-out leggings makes it even more appealing. So go for it! Check out titika.ca and look and feel great whether you’re in the gym or spending the day running around doing errands. #werkit ;)

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