Collaborating with Flouer in New York. We got 30 seconds nicely choreographed with a few ideas for latter parts.
Take 5 is a song I've been wanting to work on for years, but am incredibly daunted by. I am planning to work on this song throughout this challenge.
Today I focused on the feet and ultimately constrained myself further by thinking of them as two dancers, never leaving the floor.
my first attempt essencially ignores the 5/4 time signature and imagines it as an extended 4-beat pattern consisting of "slow, slow, quick, quick", often with a triple step in the second half. My original thought was to bring the triple step up front, because lindy hop is typically danced as a 10-step dance (over two measures) and those three steps up front would fit nicely and make for some super straight lindy footwork. Unfortunately I can't not swing my triples and the lack of syncapation is really not working for me. in this attempt i'm very footwoork heavy / feet-focused, which I think is great. time bar note 00:00 - 001 - intro 00:08 - 005 - intro - jazz square with little cadencias -> drag (on heel esp.) (R) forward, L R - (L) cross (long) - (L) step, RL - (R) step back, LR 00:22 - 013 - 017 - 00:36 - 021 - 025 - 00:50 - 029 - |
Collaborating with Ally Yancey to bring you this jazz/tango coreography.
Notes 00:00 - intro 00:09 - (R) step back kick-ball-cross(suzieQ) cross behind back ocho (L) repeat (R) step back scoop-from-behind lunge together step(downstagefoot) split-weight turn leg "dadadadudum" down 00:25 - [repeat solo part facing front] (R) step back kick-ball-cross(suzieQ) cross behind back ocho (L) repeat (R) step back scoop-from-behind lunge split-wieght turn then spin to embrace 00:44 - [improv tango] 01:01 - |
For those of you who don't know me, I am a dancer of a variety of styles and I travel incessantly. I am really excited to play around with choreography this next month and am excited for the opportunity to stretch my choreo muscle. I'm going to be seeing a lot of talented dancers and choreographers and so I plan to collaborate with them as much as I can in the coming weeks.