February 28, 2009

Fame is Back!!!!

The revival of the hit flick Fame is directed by Kevin Tancharoen which follows performing arts students from Auditions to graduation in acting, dance and drama at New York City's High School of Performing Arts.

It has been announced that some of the cast will include Kelsey Grammer, Megan Mullally, Debbie Allen (who made her debut in the original "Fame" has been cast as the school's Principal and Kherington Payne (pictured above) was a Finalist from US So You Think You Can Dance series).

The re-make of the 1980's dance hit Fame is set to be released this September 2009, so get you legwarmers and tights ready to learn how to fly - High!.

February 27, 2009

Photo of the week

The Opera Ball

Photo of the week is of some of the young dancers from the Viennesse State Opera ballet rehearsing for their special appearance at the opening of the Opera ball 2009 at the 'Wiener Staatsoper' Vienna.
The Vienna Opera Ball is an ongoing tradition since 1877 .
(AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

February 25, 2009

Ballet In the Garden

Telstra Ballet In the Garden
Brisbane Riverstage, City Botanic Gardens
Friday 27 March 2009
7pm - 8:30pm

The Australian Ballet will be performing a dazzling mixed bill of ballet favourites at the Brisbane Riverstage this March.
Telstra Ballet in the Gardens is a free event for the whole family and will feature eight timeless pieces from The Australian Ballet's repertoire which will include Walter Bourke's Grand Tarantella, Stanton Welch's The Sleeping Beauty Act 3 pas de deux, Rudolf Nureyev's Don Quixote Act 3 pas de deux and the La Bayadère pas d'action

This wonderful opportunity to see the Australian Ballet perform such famous ballet masterpieces should not be missed.

February 24, 2009

The next to go on SYTYCD

Last night Professional dancers Stephen and Ash-leigh were the next couple to be voted out of the So you think you can dance Top 18.

It was a tight vote and all bottom 6 dancers danced for their lives but not everyone can stay in the competition.

February 23, 2009

Dance Scenes In Movies

Pointed Toes has come across some great dance scenes in movies from all genres, Comedy to Drama.

We found an amusing scene in the 1988 Comedy Horror movie Beetle Juice by Tim Burton with Delia (Catherine O'Hara) and her dinner party guests forced by ghosts to sing the Banana Boat Song while dancing around the table.

Wouldnt it be fun if all dinner parties ended up with the guests busting dance moves around the dinner table.

February 19, 2009

Dancing in the Snow

The recent snow fall in Berlin inspired a local Radio station to do an advertising promotion in Tiergarten Park.

The radio station found a brave man to dress up in ballerinas costume where he danced in the snow for all to see.

February 18, 2009

The Elimination has begun

So you think you can dance top 20 dancers is slowly getting smaller.
Hip-Hop Duo Max Francisco and Jesse Rasmussen were the first two contestants to be eliminated from the competition.
The competition is only going to get harder and more of our favourite dancers will be voted off.

Pointed Toes will keep you posted on how the 2009 season is going and any exciting updates from the show.

February 17, 2009

Dance Quotes

At Pointed Toes we are finding some great inspirational dance quotes from all over the World.
So now and again we are going to share with everyone some dance quotes that will inspire anyone with a love of dance.

" Dance isn't something that can be explained in words. It has to be danced" - Paige Arden

February 11, 2009

Platform 2 Hip Hop Festival

March 28-29, 2009
Carriageworks, Sydney.

Platform is a 2 day festival celebrating Hip Hop Culture .

The 2 day festival features Breakdancing, Graffiti displays, Beatboxing, MCing and DJing performances with more than 70 emerging and established artists.

The public can also join in on all the fun with Hip Hop, Beatboxing and Graffiti workshops.

February 9, 2009

Wade Robson

Wade Robson is Australian dancer, choreographer, producer and songwriter. He began performing as a dancer at the age of five, and as a child worked as a back-up dancer for Michael Jackson in three of his music videos ("Black and white", "Heal the world" and "Jam")
He has choreographed for N sync, Britney Spears and most recently for the television series "So you think you can dance" in the USA and is currently a special guest for the Australian " So you think you can dance" 2009 season.
Wade Robson is such an inspiring Choreographer and performer, check out his official website.

February 6, 2009

Short and Sweet + Dance

Short and Sweet + Dance
23 February - 14 March 2009
Seymour Centre, Downstairs Theatre.

The Short and Sweet + Dance festival will run for a three-week season from 23 February - 14 March 2009 and will showcase works from over thirty professional choreographers. The festival is a way for many established and emerging performing artists to showcase their talents, from contemporary, ballroom, hip-hop, lyrical, classical and tap.

The festival is also a competition and each night respected members of the dance community vote for awards such as Most Outstanding Choreography, Best New Talent and The Peoples Choice Award which is presented to the choreographer that recieves the most audience votes over the whole season.

This is a great way for local talent to show off their skills.

February 5, 2009

The Treadmill Dance

The band OK GO wanted to do something really different so they decided to perform one of their music videos while dancing on eight treadmills.

The music video HERE IT GOES AGAIN was choreographed by one of the band member's sisters.
The dance routine consists of eight rented treadmills lined up in which they jump, spin, moonwalk, skip, duck and shuffle in a synchronized treadmill dance.

The band had to perform the routine in its entirety nearly 20 times to get a clean take. They copped some serious bumps and bruises during the four days of practice before the final shoot but have had such a great response that the video has been viewed on You Tube over ten million times.

This video must be seen to be believed.

February 3, 2009

Degas Exhibition

Degas Master Of French Art
National Gallery Of Australia, Canberra
12 December 2008 - 22 March 2009

This is first time audiences in Australia will have the opportunity to see an exhibition by one of the most admired and influential French Artists from the nineteenth century, Edgar Degas.
This Exhibition features more than 120 works (including his famous ballet studio scenes) from some of the most prestigious galleries and museums around the world.

This exhibition should not be missed and is a once in a lifetime opportunity.