Join us on Wednesday Night for a screening of “Planet B-Boy” (2008), a film that explores how South Korea became the epicenter of breakdancing. The screening is followed by a discussion and a live breakdancing performance. Find out more and get tickets here.
Image: Film still from “Planet B-Boy”
The “Everybody is done with everybody” Wedding
#5: “The Garden” (Courtney/Mark jazz), Top 6
The Sonya fight jazz to end all Sonya fight jazzes. Or, rather, the one to begin them, as this was the first time she did jazz on the show! The other two were contemporary. Like Tore My Heart, this manages to stand out from all the others in a perfect combination of dancers, music, and performance.
Courtney and Mark were perfect for this. They were the two dancers that season that made themselves fit into every routine regardless of what it was, so the amount of commitment in this is through the roof. I don’t think they even notice that there’s a crowd. A lot of those positions that they hit could have been awkward or silly, but in the hands of these guys, everything worked perfectly.
Like Mark walking forward with his hands on his waist at the beginning. Or Courtney on the floor and headbanging to the beat. Or when she bends over in front of him while he has this ridiculous smile on his face. Or that part where Courtney walks over his body. I’ve always though that part would look ridiculous on anyone else, but not on Courtney.
Can you imagine if there were ever a Sonya episode like there was a Mia episode? Those poor dancers that would try and fail to recreate The Garden. This routine is perfect and Courtney and Mark are perfect and Sonya is perfect.
Zombie Lamb Head Jesus asks, “Where are the doot doots?” and Drunktuesdaze is the victor in locating them! I still have my prize in my wallet.
Found a new favourite artist: Hermann Dittrich.
This stuff is amazing…
#12: “Trepak” (Joshua/tWitch trepak), Top 4
This routine could have been the silliest thing we saw in the whole season, but in the hands of Joshua and tWitch, it’s one of the most iconic routines of the entire series. That happened a lot in season 4. Too bad it couldn’t turn out that way with the Russian folk in season 5. @_@
But dude, I remember totally freaking out when I saw this live. I don’t even know how half of this happened. Those leaps and spins that Josh did were ridiculous. How does one even jump that high? He goes 9000 feet in the air. Then tWitch and all that floorwork despite him being 8 feet tall. I didn’t even care that there were entire sections where one of them was just standing there and watching the other dance because it was just sold so well.
I will also never forget Nigel saying that the only reason they were good at this is because this is Russian street dancing. 1) that’s not even true and 2) what makes him think that being a hip-hop dancer gives you the skills to do Russian dancing??? All those turns and leans that Josh did and all that floorwork that tWitch did aren’t even in hip-hop! There was nothing close to hip-hop in this routine! WTF! I think I’ll be offended on their behalf for the rest of my life.
But this routine is amazing and one of my favorites of all time.
The strangler is a rare poison, which makes the person unable to breathe. The poison is made from plants that are only found on islands in the Jade Sea. The leaves of the plant are picked and aged, then soaked in a wash of limes, sugar water and rare spices from the Summer Islands. The leaves are then discarded, but the liquid is kept and thickened with ash and allowed to crystallize. It turns a deep purple color.