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First Male Performer Joins the New Orleans Saints Dance Team, Slays  First Male Performer Joins the New Orleans Saints Dance Team, Slays 

Oh hell yes, 2018 is now officially the year that people pushed back against narrow-minded bigotry via the art of athletic dance. The Advocate reports that on Friday night, Jesse Hernandez became the first-ever man to perform with the NFL’s New Orleans Saints dance team, the Saintsations. I am no dance expert, and the…

A Movie About Alvin Ailey's Life Story Is in the Works A Movie About Alvin Ailey's Life Story Is in the Works

It is criminal that there has yet to be a real Big Movie about the life and times of American choreographer and genius Alvin Ailey. Thankfully, this will be remedied soon enough!

Carmen de Lavallade Is a Fucking Legend

Gloria Estefan, L.L. Cool J, and Lionel Richie were among the more well-known recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors, which aired Tuesday night—but please don’t sleep on Carmen de Lavallade, a groundbreaking and extremely talented dancer who finally got her well-deserved due.

Five Dancers Claim New York City Ballet Leader Peter Martins Was Physically, Verbally Abusive  Five Dancers Claim New York City Ballet Leader Peter Martins Was Physically, Verbally Abusive 

The New York Times reported on Tuesday that five New York City City Ballet dancers (only one of them is still with the company), accused longtime City Ballet “master in chief” Peter Martins of physical abuse or threats against them and others who have worked with him.

New York City Mayor Finally Repeals Prohibition-Era Dancing Ban New York City Mayor Finally Repeals Prohibition-Era Dancing Ban

Groovy and with it New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation on Monday officially lifting the city’s 91-year ban on dancing at the majority of its bars.

Okwui Okpokwasili Is Not Just a Brown Body Subject to Your Gaze Okwui Okpokwasili Is Not Just a Brown Body Subject to Your Gaze

“Do I even exist if that existence can be erased without any kind of acknowledgement?” asks dancer/artist Okwui Okpokwasili in the new documentary Bronx Gothic, which opened Wednesday at New York’s Film Forum. The movie charts the 2016 national tour (and final performances) of Okpokwasili’s timely one-woman show of…

Unwind With Tom Holland's Lip Sync Battle Performance Of 'Umbrella' Unwind With Tom Holland's Lip Sync Battle Performance Of 'Umbrella'

Today, during a writing break, I took to Google and typed with fury. “TOM HOLLAND?!” I demanded of the search engine. You see, I had just watched this video from Lip Sync Battle in which the Spiderman star performs extraordinary choreography to Rihanna’s pop masterpiece “Umbrella.” Now I have watched it several times,…

FKA twigs Directs, Dances and Mesmerizes Her Way Through Nike's Latest Campaign FKA twigs Directs, Dances and Mesmerizes Her Way Through Nike's Latest Campaign

Here is your girl, the resplendent, mesmerizing FKA twigs slinking her way through NikeWomen’s spring campaign for the brand’s latest offering, the Spring Zonal Strength Tights, a campaign for which she is also the creative director.

Rick Perry, With Nothing Else to Do, Will Join Amber Rose and Vanilla Ice on Dancing With the Stars Rick Perry, With Nothing Else to Do, Will Join Amber Rose and Vanilla Ice on Dancing With the Stars

Where do you go after spending 14 years rolling back Texas abortion access and executing the mentally ill? The dance floor, baby!

Busch Gardens Visitor Fatally Injures Pinky the Dancing Flamingo

This year continues to be a dark one for animals (as well as humanity). On Tuesday, Busch Gardens in Tampa lost their beloved “ambassador animal” Pinky after she was grabbed and thrown to the ground by a park visitor.

A Night of Rubbing Up On the Ripped, Shirtless Dudes of Magic Men

On Thursday evening, Aimée Lutkin and Joanna Rothkopf attended a performance of the Magic Men Live tour, billed as “the first live stage production to bring the phenomenon of Magic Mike, Fifty Shades of Grey and others to life with a high-energy and breathe [sic] taking experience unlike any other.” These are their…

Watch Alvin Ailey Dancers Perform to Ibeyi's Music Watch Alvin Ailey Dancers Perform to Ibeyi's Music

In June, Alvin Ailey Dance Company choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti showed “Deep,” an ensemble routine set to the music of Ibeyi. There are no more live performances of this specific work, but the clips live on here, with Bigonzetti setting the dancers’s right angles and perpendicular shapes to Ibeyi’s smooth, soothing…

Watch Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston Dance in the Uncanny Valley Watch Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston Dance in the Uncanny Valley

Hey there, “Hiddleswifties.” Gather round and watch the new celebrity couple you worship undulate to Selena Gomez and shout-whisper in each other’s ears.

A Chat with Anna Rose Holmer, Director of The Summer's Best Film The Fits

The Fits is a beautiful and true film that analogizes the emotional heft of girls growing up with a real-life physical tug of war between the act of boxing and competitive drill dance. It is the best film I’ve seen all year, and perhaps one of the best I’ve ever seen. Technically a coming of age film as well as a…

Ruin Your Feet and Watch This Perfect Center Stage: On Point Trailer

Get ready for like six prolonged close-ups of pointe shoes and bleeding feet, because the dance gods have blessed us with another Center Stage (which, let’s be real, aggressively holds up in 2016).

FKA twigs Performs 'Good to Love' on The Tonight Show, Is an Angelic Vision FKA twigs Performs 'Good to Love' on The Tonight Show, Is an Angelic Vision

FKA twigs debuted “Good to Love” live on The Tonight Show Wednesday, where she last fully cowed host Jimmy Fallon in 2014 with an artful performance of “Two Weeks” and a giant swathe of silk emanating from the heavens. For this performance, though, she went minimal to match the song, using light and gleaming white…

FKA twigs Writhes Around In Bed For Gorgeous New Single 'Good to Love'

One tool that fka twigs has always used effectively in her (usually self-directed) music videos is the concept of autonomy. Barring a few clips, like the powerfully choreographed “Glass & Patron,” she is often the only focal point in her videos, which invokes a multitude of themes that also seem to reflect in her…

Dancing Dog: Watch David Bowie Putting Down the Best Moves

Our sorrowfully gone alien-icon David Bowie has been eulogized for many things today—for his music, obviously, and for his fashion, and for the particular transcendent way he put the world forward with his imagination and lack of concern for convention, including gender. But we’d also like to note Bowie for his…

Flesh and Bone Is Another Starz Show About Dark, Complex Women Flesh and Bone Is Another Starz Show About Dark, Complex Women

For a certain generation, it might be difficult to watch Starz’s Flesh and Bone without thinking of the 2000 film Center Stage. Yet the former quickly makes it very clear that this is not a fun, light-hearted romp where the underdog rises through the ranks, but a rough journey filled with abuse, drug use and potential…

Sad Dancing With The Stars Diaries: Gary Busey Struggles To Remember Where He Is, Victor Espinoza Says Goodbye  Sad Dancing With The Stars Diaries: Gary Busey Struggles To Remember Where He Is, Victor Espinoza Says Goodbye 

Sad Dancing With the Stars Diaries is a new series in which we imagine the innermost feelings of Dancing With the Stars contestants, as written in their “journals.”

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