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Joffrey Ballet Promo

The Joffret ballet in Chicago has some of the best dancers in the world, and this promo shows it so well, characterizing each dancer beautifully. What talent and what personality!

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Tahitian Fire Dance done right

My friend Devin Graham also shares a passion for dance, and beautifully captured the drama, mystery, energy and danger of Tahitian fire dance.

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Rooftop Dance Therapy Session

This is the type of piece that Dance Short Films is based around: dance, well-filmed, that tells a story. This therapy session on an urban rooftop was choreographed by Marc Kimelman and directed by Dante Russo. Dancers: Ashley Adamek Sheena DiMatteo Vashty Mompoint CJ Tyson Michael McArthur Additional credits include Nick Hartanto (Directory of Photography/Gaffer), […]

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Bboys telling stories

Garrett Gibbons directed this music video for Theoretics in Seattle, and used bboys (breakdancers) to tell the stories of three individuals from various walks of life who break through barriers, evolve and ascend. Dance is the metaphor to show this transformation, and dancers Jessica Hu, Brian Ung and Mikeskee Huang performed excellently.

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Flamenco by window light

Flamenco has always been one of my favorite music and dance genres so it was a pleasure to work with the talented Alma Sanjo (singer, guitarist) and Sarai Lacaci Claros (bailaora) when in Málaga, Spain last week. (Produced, Directed, Filmed and Edited by Garrett Wesley Gibbons)

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We No Speak Americano (Hand dance version)

This is one of my favorite things ever. Is it tap? Is it clogging? Does it matter? A brief interview with the dancers can be watched here.

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LXD duet in the snow

This short dance film by The LXD crew was directed by Charles Oliver and features Harry Shum and Frances Manzo (who danced with my wife in High School! Go Frances!). Love it!

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Showcase Bboy battle at Claws Out II (Seattle)

El Niño and Junior battle it out in front of an audience with the Cornerstone Band playing live.

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The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers does tap too!

I love The LXD. Great dancing in lots of styles, used as a vehicle to tell an engaging story. I post this episode because of the fantastic tap during the first part of this episode. Check out the entire series on Hulu or follow them on Facebook!

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Tap Dance for Life

Ryan Kasprzak wowed Adam Shankman and the rest of the judges on So You Think You Can Dance? during Season 5, despite not being selected for the top 20 competition with his brother Evan. Ryan is a brilliant choreographer and performer and he focused his talents into this fund-raising piece for DRA Dance.

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“Thought of You”

In case you haven’t seen this yet, Ryan Woodward beautifully animated and directed this piece using dancers at Brigham Young University. Thought of You from Ryan J Woodward on Vimeo. Behind-the-scenes information is on www.conteanimated.com. This video also shows a lot of the creative process: Thought of You – Behind the Scenes Preview – ROUGH […]

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Bboy competition – Claws Out II (Seattle)

I had the privilege to film some of the best dancing on the West Coast at the Claws Out II (Seattle) bboy and bgirl competition on May 22, 2010. If you want to see more breakdance footage, check out my footage of the top bboys on the West Coast as recorded at Claws Out II […]

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