Sunday, August 15, 2010
Lauren can dance!
I have watched the Fox show "So You Think You Can Dance" for the last few seasons. By the end of the show, when the final winner is declared and paraded I'm holding my breath. I don't pick up the phone and vote with the rest. No. I observe, ponder, enjoy and then bet on the winner.
For the last seven seasons, I have picked the winner all but once. Not a bad performance on my part. Just ask me how I figure this out, and I couldn't tell you. Something there is in me that loves dance and dancers and can sniff the most passionate and unique among them.
When a special choreography touches me deeply, I begin to watch for the dancer that got lost in that dance. I follow his/her trajectory, notice the unique way he/she interprets the story line.
This year I lost. I had picked Adachiche to be the winner. Unfortunately, he was not selected. My second pick was Billy, but he too got voted out.
Lauren beat them all. She is quite a dancer, I might add, a joy to watch.
If the company of winners come to your city to perform in the near future, do attend. The performers are outstanding. The choreographers are amazing. The shows all promise to be stunningly beautiful.
If you have young people, do take them with you. They will fall in love with dance.