Loyal readers know that I’m a bit obsessed with So You Think You Can Dance. (SYTYCD from here on out. That’s a freakin’ long title.) I am not, in fact, a dancer. I know, I know. Pick your jaws up off the floor. Try and suppress your shock at that confession. But much like Paula Abdul cannot sing but yet is a judge, I am also quite the armchair prima donna of SYTYCD.
I was going to try and insert the pic here which is a gratuitous reminder of just how important that show is to me, which is to say it was the pic of my encounter with the Emmy-award winning Wade Robson. My husband loved me just enough to give me the opportunity to drag my very pregnant carcass to a dancer’s workshop he put on, and can I just tell you that I now know what heaven smells like? It smells like a very sweaty Wade Robson.
Pic is here. I also have a family pic of myself, the Wade, The Boy, and Bryan (and, actually, fetal Binja), but it is not electronic. Because it is locked in our fireproof safe.
Anyway, my absolutely favorite thing to do is to TiVo SYTYCD and then watch it afterwards. Then, I like to pause it before the judges begin their critiques of the routines and see how much I can predict. And you know what? Nigel and I channel eachother.
Sidenote: I COMPLETELY MISSED THAT SYD CHERISE PASSED AWAY. Between her and George Carlin, it’s been a sad, sad week. Which one of my idols are you gonna take away next, huh? Jim Henson?
So I wanted to share this with you because I literally watched this routine, like, eight times. I was just SO moved by it. These new choreographers, Napoleon and Tabitha, do such AH-MAY-ZING things with hip hop. Like, listen to the words of the song they’re using and then.. I dunno, those wacky kids.. they CHOREOGRAPH. To THE LYRICS. Which, I think, makes the routine so powerful.
So my clip this week is Napoleon & Tabitha’s choreography to Leona Lewis’s Bleeding Love, as performed by Chelsie & Mark. Enjoy.