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May 01, 2014
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Jonathan Richman dancing.

Feb 06, 2013
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Girls dancing to The Beatles

From episode four of The Beatles Anthology

Filed under: girls

Girls dancing to The Beatles

From episode four of The Beatles Anthology

Filed under: girls

Nov 24, 2012
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“Study the greats and become greater.” —Michael Jackson

Handwritten notes via @mjjphotos and Spike Lee’s BAD25 documentary, which, honestly, I would hold off on watching until the 2-hour complete version is available. (Watch the chopped 1 hour version here→)

Jun 23, 2012
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Jonathan Richman, “I Was Dancing In The Lesbian Bar” live on Conan O’Brien, sometime in the early nineties

(Source: youtube.com)

Jan 29, 2012
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I do not create. God creates. I assemble, and I will steal from everywhere to do it.
— Choreographer George Balanchine, quoted in "Borrowing Is Part of Dance"

Nov 03, 2011
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Degas’ Dancers: Behind The Scenes, At The Barre : NPR

The curator of a new Degas exhibit talks about the parallel between the repetition of Degas’ drawing routine and the ballet dancers he drew:

"You have to draw and draw and draw — just like a dancer practices again, again and again the same steps, the same movements in order to achieve that beautiful grace and fluidity and mastery of their art," says Rathbone.Merce Cunningham, the avant-garde American dancer and choreographer, said “dancers shouldn’t be dancers if they don’t love the dailiness of it,” adds Webre. “It’s that dailiness that Degas captured, and it’s the dailiness that’s in the spirit of his return to those subjects.”

"Dailiness." I love that—you have to love the "dailiness" of what you’re doing.

Also, something I never thought about: Degas rarely drew dancers in performance — only practice. “In their pretty tutus and sashes, they are in the process of making art — that’s the subject of Degas’ obsession.”

Degas’ Dancers: Behind The Scenes, At The Barre : NPR

The curator of a new Degas exhibit talks about the parallel between the repetition of Degas’ drawing routine and the ballet dancers he drew:

"You have to draw and draw and draw — just like a dancer practices again, again and again the same steps, the same movements in order to achieve that beautiful grace and fluidity and mastery of their art," says Rathbone.

Merce Cunningham, the avant-garde American dancer and choreographer, said “dancers shouldn’t be dancers if they don’t love the dailiness of it,” adds Webre. “It’s that dailiness that Degas captured, and it’s the dailiness that’s in the spirit of his return to those subjects.”

"Dailiness." I love that—you have to love the "dailiness" of what you’re doing.

Also, something I never thought about: Degas rarely drew dancers in performance — only practice. “In their pretty tutus and sashes, they are in the process of making art — that’s the subject of Degas’ obsession.”

Oct 18, 2011
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Sep 22, 2011
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sashafrerejones:

This .gif syncs oddly well with “Teen Spirit.” (And—thank you, Ericapolis—Robyn’s “With Every Heartbeat.”)

We were playing  “Lucky Star" in the office, so I DMed this to everyone.

sashafrerejones:

This .gif syncs oddly well with “Teen Spirit.” (And—thank you, Ericapolis—Robyn’s “With Every Heartbeat.”)

We were playing “Lucky Star" in the office, so I DMed this to everyone.

(via sashafrerejones-deactivated2013)

Aug 22, 2011
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Animated GIFs of James Brown giving you dance lessons

(Got dancing on the brain today.)

(via braiker)

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Origins of the Moonwalk

Don’t think I ever posted this here, although I did post the anti-gravity illustion patent.

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