Posts tagged ‘video’

These are the videos from the finals of the 2010 IDSF Amateur World Standard Championships, which took place in Wetzlar, Germany on Saturday, November 27th, 2010. The videos are in German, but if you watch them enough times (like me!), then you actually start to understand most of what they’re saying!!! The first video begins […]

This is sort of a tribute to Mirko & Alessia post… For those dancers out there who have been living under a rock *wink*, Mirko & Alessia were 4-time consecutive World Ballroom Dance Champions, from 2005 to 2008, when they both retired. They have both since returned to dancing, albeit separately. Interesting aside: Mirko Gozzoli is currently dancing […]

I made a sort of last minute decision to go compete at Manhattan, and gosh am I glad that I did! It’s late at night, and I’m exhausted, so I’ll have to save the verbose story telling for another post, but suffice to say that I feel that I learned a lot from the experience […]

I was reading some dance forums today, and I happened upon a thread about the (un)importance of the arts. I couldn’t disagree more with those posters commenting that math and science and practical learning are more important than cultivation of the arts and creativity, and luckily I’m not the only one (towards the latter half […]

My interpretation of Lyrical is that it is all about dancing without formal rules, guided by an emotional connection to the music and or the lyrics – so if the piece being danced to doesn’t touch the dancer, then the performance has no basis, no substance, and no authenticity. I must confess, am quickly falling […]

I was lucky enough to watch Mirko & Edita perform last Saturday night at the 2010 MIT Open Ballroom Competition! This video isn’t from that night, but it is the same routine they performed for their Waltz, which I felt was very beautiful. My friends and I have been talking a lot about the meaning […]

The opportunity of adversity

April 23rd, 2010

This is one of the best TED talks I’ve ever seen! I think it’s really worth the watch. The thesaurus might equate “disabled” with synonyms like “useless” and “mutilated,” but ground-breaking runner Aimee Mullins is out to redefine the word. Defying these associations, she hows how adversity — in her case, being born without shinbones […]

Here’s the video and some pictures from the showcase Erik and I performed on April 10th, 2010 at SuperShag. We danced an Open International Waltz to the theme from the movie Papillon (which I have never seen, but Erik liked it a lot). Watch the Video in a Window

Here are Arunas Bizokas & Katusha Demidova performing a Waltz at the World Super Stars Dance Festival in Japan, 2008… I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! ^__^