So, What About Dance?!

25 11 2008

The reason why I always enjoy watching the TV show “So You Think You Can Dance” is the great attention to details, and the apparent interest in the act of dancing itself, rather than just splattering incoherent critiques like all the other shows.

What makes this show as unique as it is, is the seriousness of the judges. You always get the feeling that these people are not in it for the money. They’re in it to really find a talent, and work on it. They’re obviously devoted to this task, especially the show’s executive producer (Nigel Lythgoe), who’s not willing in any way, shape, or form, to betray his job by not saying the truth, even if it hurts, and he’s always right. With an incredible eye for details, Nigel not only makes the show interesting to watch, but also gives it that special glow, putting the show amongst my all-time favorite TV shows.

The other thing about “SYTYCD” is the dancing routines themselves. Top contributing choreographers, like the awesome Mia Michaels, and Wade Robson, plus many many others, bring out some really astonishing routines. Those of Mia’s design are IMHO the most captivating of them all; always humane, emotional, and sophisticated, with a blend of wonderful & unique moves and flicks that will definitely kick you off your seat.

Also, it is important to mention the diversity of the dancing styles presented on the show. It’s amazing how many dance styles there are in the world, each and every one of them has its own unique flavor. And that elevates the show to a higher level of artistic expression, because you’re always watching & learning something new. It’s almost like meeting a new person from a new country every day, which is actually the very essence if the cultural experience the show is trying to sell.

To keep it simple, “So You Think You Can Dance” is a wonderful creation, and is definitely one of the most respected TV shows I have ever seen. So yes, I am ready to watch an hour of TV ads just to get through the show. Even though it saddens me that a show like this could never go on without the ads and the votes, but if that’s the way the game is played, I’m joining every minute of it.

A bow of respect to Nigel Lythgoe for a fantastic show, and for keeping the art of dance alive.




One response

25 11 2008

It’s one of my favourites as well, it is really different from other competition’s shows, I think the choreographers are the most contributing in the success of the show, not to mention the spirits of the dancers….plus it really get you energized and motivated to dance!

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