Thursday, July 8, 2010


As much as I love beautifully written stories, some stories are better brougth to life without using a single word. Through the movement of art great stories can be told through only the movement of one's body. I am a really big fan of contemporary dance routines, and today I wish to share with you poetry in motion - Some of my favorite contemporary routines where the art of dance is used to tell a story... more effectively and even more touching than any words could have succeeded in doing.

1. If it kills me

My all time favorite dance routine is a piece choreographed by Travis Wall, wherein Jeanine Mason and Jason Glover tell the story of two best friends who realise they have fallen in love, but are afraid to risk their friendship.

2. Gravity

This next piece is a routine choreographed by Mia Michaels wherein Kayla Radomski and Kupono Aweau portray a girl's struggle with addiction.

3. Calling You

In this Mia Michaels routine Travis Wall (choreographer of "If it kills me" above) and Heidi Groskreutz come to realise that their relationship is over.

4. Lost

A couple get lost in each other in Mandy Moore's "Lost", brought to life by Courtney Galiano and Gev Manoukian:

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Words are glorious. Words can express a multitude of feelings and emotions. But sometimes, just sometimes, words are redundant, and through other forms of art a story is told just as beautifully (if not more beautifully) using no words at all.

All the routines are taken from the US edition of So You Think You Can Dance

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