This is a fun, New York Times video piece on what it looks like back stage at the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center in New York an hour before curtain. The piece is Alexei Ratmansky’s ballet Whipped Cream performed by The American Ballet Theater.
[via The Kid Should See This]
Montreal Swing Riot 2015 – Joyss – Guest Performance from Alain Wong on Vimeo.
Montreal Swing Riot is a yearly dance event that I’ve been tracking for a while. It looks like a lot of fun.
The above video is a performance by Jean-Charles Zambo aka JOYSS from Paris, France to Dave Brubeck’s “Take 5.” Brilliant.
The video below is a “dance off” between swing dancers and street dancers. Of course, things get all mixed up and that’s the fun of it.
Swing Dancers vs. Street Dancers @ Montreal Swing Riot 2015 from Alain Wong on Vimeo.
Apple’s full length ad for their new wireless earbuds: AirPods that work with all Apple devices (iPhone, iPad, Mac). Apple’s advertising is on a roll recently, some great stuff.
I wish these things (and all Apple stock earbuds) fit in my ears. Alas, they don’t. I’ve been using Bose noise cancelling headphones for many years and recently upgraded to the Bose QC 35 wireless model. Excellent product and works well for me (music, phone, movies). Still, I wish I could use the AirPods, they certainly are more portable.
This is a spectacular commercial directed by Spike Jonze for French perfume maker, Kenzo World. Margaret Qualley is incredible.
Zoom it out. Turn it up. Wow!
Wow, brilliant video. Great dancing and well produced.
[via The Kid Should See This]
Members of the Australian Ballet talk about the prep and care of their point shoes. Incredible. What a process, incredible. Very nicely shot as well. Love the tool layout intros to each dancer.
My flickr contact Jack David Hubbell has taken another edgy shot with his Sony RX1 of someone taking a picture with an iPhone of people dancing, all in Omaha, Nebraska.
Check out that small “bag” hanging off the right hand. Is that what ladies carry to dances these days?
My flickr contact Maciej Dakowicz captured another incredible candid of kids doing their thing. Wow, what an incredible image this is.
Inspiring Creativity – A Liberatum film presented by illy from Liberatum on Vimeo.
Inspiring Creativity is a short film created by Liberatum, directed by Pablo Ganguli and Tomas Auksas, and presented by illy, featuring 21 artists and cultural figures from art, fashion, film, design, technology and music. The film is an insider’s perspective on inspiration from the minds of leading creative personalities including:
Diana Picasso, Academy Award winner Hans Zimmer, Inez van Lamsweerde, Vinoodh Matadin, Academy Award nominee James Franco, Joan Smalls, Johan Lindeberg, Jonas Mekas, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Nico Muhly, Karen Elson, Karim Rashid, Klaus Biesenbach, Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels, Lola Montes Schnabel, Marilyn Minter, Mark Romanek, Tracey Emin, Moby, Paul Schrader, and TED founder Richard Saul Wurman.
Through the authentic interpretation and responses from these individuals, the overall project communicates what inspires creative thinking and behaviors for nurturing inspiration, while provoking thoughts on how culture, society, and technology continue to affect creativity.
I like this. Not overdone, interesting choice of people, some wisdom to be gleaned.
A collection of excellent dance videos featuring choreographers and teachers Keone and Mariel Madrid. Their choreography is wonderful, and as you’ll see in the interview video at the end here, they’re both upbeat and nice people. What fun their students must have at Urban Dance Camp.
Keone & Mari: Cups (When I’m Gone)
Keone & Mari: Is This Love
Keone & Mari: Dangerous
Keone & Mari: Interview at Urban Dance Camp
Keone & Mari youTube Channel