Tag Archives: dancing

Pina

I’ve always had an above average respect and admiration for dance. Dancing is obviously a major part of musical theater, which as most of my friends know is something I adore, and I have always liked the dance competition show So You Think You Can Dance. Hey, I even saw Twyla Tharp speak once when I interned at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts.

With that being said, Pina, a new documentary about German choregrapher Pina Bausch, opened my eyes to a whole new side of dance. The performances in this documentary were beautiful, fascinating, confusing, weird and all together entertaining. The film features stunning performances of some of her most important dance pieces, performed in some of the most stunning settings in the world. (seriously, watch the trailer below.)

Pina Bausch was obviously a talented and creative force. Her choreography pushed the boundaries of what people consider dance and blurred the lines between performance, theater and dance. Bausch’s work showcased the powerful things you can do with the human body.

This movie is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. You don’t need to be a self-admitted dance fan to receive my recommendation to see this movie. As long as you have an open mind and can appreciate art in many forms.

Word on the street is that Pina is the front runner for the best documentary feature Academy Award this weekend. I will certainly be cheering it on.

Music to hump to > #44

Recently came across this on the house Pandora station… can’t believe I had never heard it!

Global Deejays – Sounds Of San Francisco Remix

Work it out Wednesday > #43

My favorite DJ + one of my favorite Swedish electropop artists.

Robyn – Call Your Girlfriend (Kaskade Dub)

Work it out Wednesday > #42

My favorite Swede trio just released a new remix of their latest single by Zedd, a 21 year old German up and coming dj. #hot

Swedish House Mafia – SAVE THE WORLD (ZEDD REMIX)

Work it out Wednesday < #41

One of the many fun tracks from the perfectly trained Swedish House Mafia Pandora station that Katie and I created:

David Guetta – Tomorrow Can Wait (Tocadisco Evil Mix)


Work it out Wednesday > #40 – I’m away on the ALC edition

You all now know about my obsession with Foster the People. While you may have heard this song one way or another already (like maybe on an episode of Cougar Town), you likely haven’t heard this remix, which I think is worthy of a Wednesday desk jig.

Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks
[Gigamesh Remix]

Work it out Wednesday > #39

Last week I introduced a fun remix by Swedish house/electronic/pop group Lo-Fi Fnk. This track will arguably cause more head bopping.

Lo-Fi fnk – Want U