July 22nd, 2012

dance

Everybody Dance Now!

First, let’s talk about “Breaking Pointe”. Who watched it? I was sad it only lasted 6 episodes, especially since I have no idea whether or not they are going to bring it back next year. I was so engrossed in it. Okay, so for those of you that don’t know - it was a reality TV show that went behind the scenes at Ballet West, a major ballet company out of Salt Lake. It had some amazing dancing in it and as a dance-geek, I feel like I learned a lot about the inside world of dance - not to mention the terminology! The reality-TV level of it was about at Teen Mom, which I admit to guiltily watching, but in between that reality-TV style soap opera stuff, there was some serious dancing - so it was like the best of both worlds. It was harsh sometimes though…Collapse )

I think if I ever get a chance to see the performance of “Emeralds” that I will. It may have just been the amazing costumes but I thought it looked like a beautiful show when they performed it at the end.

Now, who is watching “Bunheads”? Okay, when I called all my RL peeps and told them, “I think it will be like Gilmore Girls but with dancing,” I could not have been more right. It is Gilmore Girls. Grandma Gilmore is on it. The lead looks and acts and talks just like Lorelai. She lives in a small quirky town filled with quirky people. It feels so much like The Gilmore Girls that sometimes I expect Jared to come walking into the room. But that’s good, because I did like The Gilmore Girls in that easy kind of way where you don’t have to think too much about it but you know each episode will be zany and fun. The big surprise has been how much the four teenage girls at the dance studio have played a part in each episode, how they have their own storylines and such. I figured they would be more background, but they have stories of their own. Plus, there is more dancing than I expected - I figured they would back-burner the dancing after awhile. Not a ton of dancing, but more than I thought there would be. Collapse )

I was going to do So You Think You Can Dance as well, but while I was typing this out The Little Brother called and we were on the phone for an hour. We had a really good conversation about many things but now it is time for bed. Perhaps tomorrow.