New promo video from our one and only VINH NGUYEN!
Dancing to Chris Brown’s “Turn Up the Music”
We definitely didn’t see this one coming… but by taking dance back to his San Diego roots, it’s safe to say he’s done it AGAIN!! Be sure to check out the other promo videos through #KingdomMade
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We all know that the mL artists create amazing pieces that we could watch for hours on end. However, not all of us get the chance to actually take classes from…
Keone Madrid & Mariel Martin :: Don’t Stop The Music :: Urban Dance Camp
Throwback to Vibe XVI!!
Lyle Beniga feat. Shit Kingz :: Big Pimpin :: Urban Dance Camp
“It’s About Time”- Shaun Evaristo
Shaun’s segment for the “It’s About Time” campaign. I really encourage you all to watch the other segments on the Dancers Alliance Youtube channel. Also check out the Dancers Alliance website. All the segments were filmed by Kanauru at the Movement Lifestyle studio.
I remember watching ABDC Season 3, and Shane Sparks said that one of his goals is to change the game so dancers can get paid the same as other performers such as singers. I think this is the first step to that happening.
Artist: Mariel Martin
Experience: Weekly class at Studio 429
Description: So I took Mari’s class the week she got back from her trip when she traveled with Keone and other artists in Europe and it was definitely different than her usual class. We did a warm up where she played music and we ran…
Movement Lifestyle artist: Shaun Evaristo
Description: I am originally from Toronto, Canada, but I spent a year studying in Australia. While I was there, Shaun Evaristo and Ian Eastwood came out and taught workshops in a few cities. The timing couldn’t have been any better….
This is interesting. My friend Sam from North Carolina (raise up, take your shirt off, spin it like a helicopter) brought it to my attention. This video is of a Korean boy band doing my disturbia choreography to the song “just dance” by Lady GaGa. This was probably taken from our WOD Pomona video. You can see the actual choreography from that video here (starts at 3min)
This whole thing kind of boggles my mind. How can the “choreographer” take pride in their work knowing it isn’t really theirs? I mean congrats you copied the choreography dead on, but that’s about all you really did. I bet it would have been easier to come up with simple yet affective two steps for these “talented” dancers than taking the time to learn my routine off of youtube anyway. If you like the choreography that much then why not do it to the song it was intended for? There was a lot of thought put into the movements that directly correlated to the actual song. Now the choreography means nothing at all. I mean sure it gets the job done but it’s just movement now. No meaning, no depth, no substance, just movement. From the looks of things they have a pretty big budget so why not just ask me to do something for the artist. I would be more than happy and being that i am not considered a big name i would have probably been cheaper than anyone else.
In the end there is little to no chance at all of me getting compensation let alone any credit for this. It just sucks that those who take the time, effort and hard work to create can go over looked by artist and labels. In the end we are small fish in their pond and as of now there is little we can do about it. Thank God for Movement Lifestyle…
Here’s another incident from a while ago where Pat Cruz’s choreography was used in K-Pop. K-Pop idol group, SHINee, performed Lady Gaga - Just Dance using Pat Cruz’s choreography for Rhianna - Disturbia. Since the video Pat used was deleted, here’s another vid of the performance.
And yes - “Thank God for Movement Lifestyle…”