Upgraded Tuesdays || Whitney “No Woman”

Chicago folk-rockers, Whitney, have just released their lead single “No Woman” from their (currently untitled) debut album. It’s a perfect arrangement of soul meets country; the tone of the song alongside the visuals reminds me of home.  This track has me hooked, and I’m excited to see what else Whitney’s frontman, Julien Ehrlich and guitarist, Max Kakacek have in store for us.  Way to keep us hanging’ boys!

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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Music Moment

Latest collab between The Weeknd and Lana Del Rey will have you listening to “Prisoner” on repeat, not to mention, The Weeknd’s entire new album, “Beauty Behind the Madness”. Enjoy. xx

Upgraded Tuesdays || Dylan Mayoral

Musicality and isolation at it’s best!!! Damn this kid is something else.
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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”

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“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!

MINKPINK Spring 2014 || Christina Perri

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MINKPINK’S BRAND NEW SPRING/SUMMER 2014 CAMPAIGN:
‘THE MUSIC ISSUE’

 

So three words: The. Music. Issue! When the worlds of fashion and music collide in this fresh Spring/Summer Campaign, MINKPINK not only adds in their rad clothes, but also a multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter like Christina Perri to be the face of it all!

With another twist of awesomeness, Christina’s song “Jar of Hearts” shot to fame in 2010 when renowned dance choreographer, Stacey Tookey used it for a piece on “So You Think You Can Dance!  ‘The Music Issue’ is bringing together MINKPINK’s stellar designs, a trendy and talented Christina Perri, musical inspirations and unconventionally, dance all into a fantastic campaign. BAM That’s how it’s done folks!

Check out the wicked promo vid and pick your favourite image!

P.S. She pulls of those tats like no other! Am I right or am I right?

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Photography by: Mike Piscitelli
Stylist: Mark Vassallo
Images provided by: Lotus Leaf Communications

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Check out my previous post on MINKPINK here!