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mercredi 27 mai 2015

From Kinshasa

From Nowness:
"Mbongwana Star: Kala
​Confounding African musical traditions with the Democratic Republic of Congo supergroup

Mbongwana Star hail from Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s heaving capital, and the pulsating energy of “Kala” channels the nation’s rhapsodic heritage as the birthplace of kwasa kwasa rhythms and soukous dance music. 

The mercurial group’s origins can be traced back to world music stars Staff Benda Bilili, a 10-piece band of local street musicians who saw a stratospheric rise from early hardships with homelessness and polio to headlining London’s Royal Albert Hall in 2012. Following their split in 2013, the band’s Coco Ngambali and Theo Nsituvuidi called upon younger musicians, and Liam Farrell, aka Doctor L, an Irish producer known for collaborating with Afrobeat legend Tony Allen. 

Mbongwana translates as “change” and the band's disparate elements collide in a self-styled new genre: “space-afro punk-rock electro.” Ngambali and Nsituvuidi’s tongue-twisting vocals float above Doctor L’s post-punk distortion and relentless sounds of the townships."

Just notice how masculine this dance is!
I'm reading a book in which the author qualifies dance as "erotic by essence"
Would love to know what he would say after seeing this beautiful video!!

mardi 26 mai 2015

This is it!

Usually not a huge fan of the Michael Jackson's mania
but this one is too beautiful and true
(meaning it's exactly what I feel and aim at)

Consciousness expresses itself through creation. This world we live in is the dance of the creator. Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye but the dance lives on. On many an occasion when I am dancing, I have felt touched by something sacred.In those moments, I felt my spirit soar and become one with everything that exists. 

I become the stars and the moon. I become the lover and the beloved. I become the victor and the vanquished. I become the master and the slave. I become the singer and the song. I become the knower and the known. I keep on dancing then it is the eternal dance or creation. The creator and creation merge into one wholeness of joy. I keep on dancing…and dancing…and dancing. Until there is only…the dance.” 
 Michael Jackson

lundi 25 mai 2015

Accessing 30 years of dance

Some french institutions, les Centres Chorégraphiques Nationaux, are celebrating their 30th birthday
with the best idea ever!!
They've created a website where you can access sexily and easily
 many of the best french dance videos 
of the last 30 years.

I could watch t for days
Well... actually I will

and it's easily understandable 4 my non french speaking readers
so enjoyyy!

Today and Tomorrow

samedi 23 mai 2015

Big up pole dancers!!

I do not practice acrobatic pole dance 
But I admire the skills of those girls (and guys)

vendredi 22 mai 2015

Perfection, a definition

This girl is everything I expect from a ballerina
Yes her style is classic
But, with her, classic is just new again

Following her Instagramm and watching her dance is a constant inspiration to me

From Vimeo:
"Opið evolves the art of contemporary ballet by breaking through the confines of the stage and condensing dance to highlight its purest, most poignant moments. Our mission is to bring the art of dance to our homes, communities, and younger generations, telling a story through pure emotion and movement worldwide within seconds of its release. Opið harnesses the emotion and drama of a full length ballet into four minutes of groundbreaking film.

Starring: Juliet Doherty (Junior and Senior Women’s Division Gold Medalist at the YAGP International Finals, original cast member of the new musical, Little Dancer, as well as recently featured in TeenVogue)

Choreography: Albert Blaise Cattafi (So You Think You Can Dance, Cirque du Soleil)
Music courtesy of Sigur Ros | Med sud i eyrum "

jeudi 21 mai 2015

Just have fun!!

This is HUGE
Just watch it and let me know what U think about it!!
(Big up to the dog)

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