As a response to my last post, my friend Alaine shared this awesome video with me. Taking gravity defying movement one step further, four skydiving dancers perform at the opening of the Praha Sky Dive Arena in Prague. Using nothing but their momentum and movement in the air tunnel, dancers, Havard (Skywalkers), Raph and Ju (Team4Speed) and Alberto (Volare), twist and twirl up and down in a synchronized movement. Thanks Alaine, great find!
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A large part of my thesis exploration will consist of taking as many dance classes as I can, from as many dance studios in San Francisco. Not only is this a great excuse to do something I love throughout my thesis process (not to mention keep me in shape!) but it also serves to give …
It’s that time of year again—time to get your ghoul on! For the past two years I’ve been teaching the Thriller dance to my students. Quite the departure from what I normally teach: a fun and sexy style of what we call “Pussycat Doll” style of dance, the Thriller has become a fun tradition that we all look forward to each October. Teaching the Thriller dance for the first time started as a novel idea for the Halloween season, but it quickly became apparent that it resonated with my students and something many said, they always wanted to learn. Students got really excited about the possibility to learn the actual Thriller dance and I got really excited to teach it. Maybe the real reason I started teaching the Thriller was because I wanted to learn it too, or really was it so that I could conquer the fear that I developed from watching the video when I was five? Either way I look at it, both totally valid reasons.
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It took a long time for me to realize that in order to have a successful thesis experience I was going to have to combine my two passions: dance and design. Before I decided to shift my focus on design, I had been a dancer my whole life. Beginning classes at three, and save for …