Pick a beautiful song, like ‘Dancing’ by Elisa. Give it to a star coreographer, like Mia Michaels. She’d then create a powerful Contemporary dance using talented dancers, like Lacey Schwimmer and Kameron Bink. The result is an emotional yet powerful dance. I felt like crying while the routine was performed last night on So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD). It was so captivating, I choked when it’s ended. It’s like, “No, no, don’t end… I want to see more!”
I didn’t expect such a strong performance like that from these two dancers. Like I mentioned in my previous posting, Lacey has a strong background in Swing and was having a hard time accepting different Contemporary techniques. Kameron (20) is a Contemporary/Hip-Hop dancer who was kind of unnoticed; until last night. He was good. Both dancers gave a solid performance, very in tune with the actual lyrics of the song which is all about lovers, frustation, and separation. Thumbs ub for Lacey and Kameron.
Watch the video here.
The other pair of dancers who did great last night was Sara Von Gillern and Jesus Solorio (Chuy). They did a Pop Jazz routine which was brilliantly coreographed by Wade Robson. Sara and Jesus danced to a song called Cabaret Hoover, which is the soundtrack of The Triplets of Belleville (an animated French film). Sara is a B-girl dancer (breakdancer), and Chuy has a Contemporary background (he got lucky!). Both of them were really into their character as vagabonds. It was a twisted yet spectacular performance.
Watch it here.
The other 8 pairs weren’t exactly bad. They did OK. Just didn’t really ‘shine’ like these four; maybe because of the coreography or the missed chemistry between partners. But hey… it’s their first week, first time working with partners, give them a break.
**Update: Ricky Palomino and Ashlee Langas were sent home this week.