Sunday, August 21, 2011
So You Think You Can Dance costumes
I'm not ashamed to say I am a HUGE fan of So You Think You Can Dance. Great routines, amazing choreographers, unparalleled dancers, knowledgeable judges, quirky cute host Cat Deeley... There is a lot to love. I often find myself clapping for the performances alone in my bedroom (nerd alert). Of course they have the reality competition dorky rehearsal footage segments where it looks like the dance will never come together but for the most part it's all about the dances. The 7/28/11 episode in which Lady Gaga performs and 2 of 8 dancers are eliminated had a circus themed opening routine. The routine was choreographed by Tyce Diorio and featured music from the movie Water for Elephants. The routine itself did not blow me away, it was the costumes are what really caught my eye. The only photo I found doesn't really do them justice. I love the different take on circus with a little vaudeville and just a touch but not too much Cirque du Soleil. Tadd is wearing a crazy cool one piece zebra jumpsuit. which reminds me of my Sexy Unicorn leotard from Horned Ball. Couldn't find a good photo of it, but there are a lot of good shots of it during the dance. Jess is a great choice as the ringmaster and his coat is so cool. One of these days I will get around to making myself a ringmaster coat with tails! Also worth watching is the performance by The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers. Their aerial tricks are out of control. Lady Gaga performs as well. How much entertainment can they pack into one episode?! Go to Hulu and watch the episode and be entertained.