Friday, November 20, 2009

They Must Dance...

Watch this dance routine. You'll be amazed at the dancers' strength, confidence, technique and passion. I was blown away by this dance when I saw it on So You Think You Can Dance. The Alvin Ailey Dance Theater choreographs and performs routines that are glimpses of what is truly Divine in creative expression. Sorry about the video quality. It was the only clip I could find of this dance. Wait until you see the first female dancer as she dances literally over the male principal dancer. Her movement was so controlled and powerful.

24 comments:

TheChicGeek said...

Awesome video, September! Can you imagine what it feels like to be able to move like that? Pure heaven!
I came to wish you a Happy Weekend and a Super Wonderful Thanksgiving!!
Hugs to You :))
Kelly

Dan said...

My college roommate (and college football teammate) was a professional dancer. He and his wife ran a professional dance company in NYC for many years and it was always amazing to watch them soar and move. Now they are into yoga and choreography and are still just as lithe and graceful. Only person I know of that adjusts his chakras in the inverted swan before each tee shot on the golf course.

Judith Ellis said...

Fantastic! There is such expression with the whole body. The music is cool too. I am a great lover of dance and Alvin Ailey is among my favorites. "So, YOU think YOU can dance," eh? How appropos. :-) I have watched many videos of Alvin Ailey and Judith Jamison. I even saw Jamison live before she retired. Have you seen their signature piece, "Revelations?" It's glorious! Thanks for sharing this video, Kelly.

shabby girl said...

Whoa! Strength and control. Awesome.

He & Me + 3 said...

They are awesome...their muscles were amazing to me. Beautiful dancing.

Janna Qualman said...

Wow. That was incredible. I can only dream of grace like that! And even then I'm clumsy.

Kringle said...

I love watching dance.. so powerful! Ok, so my ignorant self has to ask how to post a video :)... do you have to do it through the gadgets?

bARE-eYED sUN said...

a stunning performance!

thank you for the post. :-)

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.ero

Ginger Jasper said...

Can you imagine just what it would be like to be able to move like that.. Just amazing.. Hugs carol and GJ x

Randi said...

I think they can dance! That was exquisite. Thank you for posting this. Now I am curious about the Revelations piece that Judith mentioned. What did we ever do before youtube?

Oh, and like Kringle asked, how do you post a youtube video on Blogger? I can post my own videos, but when I try to do a youtube, I can only post a link.

Caitlin said...

Amazing! When she is running backwards and her upper body is not even moving?... Amazing.

Vickie said...

That dance routine is amazing! Just be able to stay on your toes like that just fascinates me!!

Beth Kephart said...

One of the most incredible things ever to appear on my favorite of all favorite shows. Thanks for posting it!

Gloria said...

Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful art form. It's a long time since I saw anything so exquisite and it will remain in my memory for a very long time. Brilliant!

Happy Saturday to you:-)

Jillien said...

OoOo i loved that! it was excellent.

I don't know if its this current season b/c i don't watch any tv, but I saw a video of a dance couple on SYTYCD. The male dancer is named Jakob and he's the most magnificent dancer I've ever seen. Ever!

Don said...

Amazing. Riveting. Worth multiple views.

Valerie said...

That was enthralling. Oh to be that loose!

christy rose said...

Wow! I would so love to be able to dance even just a little! :)

Susan Fobes said...

Wow-some people get far more than their fare share of talent!

Haley said...

Wow, I wish my body could do that... And looked like that!

The Write Girl said...

Lovely dancing and moves...thanks for sharing this video with us.

Becca said...

I hate watching shows like that because it makes me feel totally inadequate! I just want to hop up and start dancing like them and it is definitely not going to happen!

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom...sort of reminds me of myself and my routine when I get up in the mornings. All of it except the dance and the movement and the agility and the elegance and the energy and the smoothness and the .....Oh well except for those things...it reminds me of me!

Dan

Ann Victor said...

I've got two left feet when it comes to dancing, so this pretty much impressed me! :O