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#907: Chromatic Dance

There aren’t a ton of things I will openly tell you I’m really good at. Learning choreography is one of them. Granted, I’d probably be much better at it if I did it more than once every few years, but still, it’s something I’ve always been able to do fairly easily.

So the fact that the choreography to Sia’s “CheapThrills” was difficult to learn is a sign that it was fairly challenging in general. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on July 22, 2016 in Sports

 

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#906: Do ballet outside

This ballet barre class at Brooklyn Bridge Park was probably the first free thing I’ve ever done in the city that wasn’t packed.

It was also a little ridiculous, since the barre was so short I couldn’t reach it from my height. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 12, 2016 in Sports

 

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#805: See a robot ballet

Professional ballerinas don’t have to worry about robots taking over their jobs anytime soon.

Still, it was more than a little creepy to see these machines dancing around the stage, playing music, being applauded by the audience.

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Posted by on June 10, 2015 in Theater

 

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#642: Close Encounters

Living in NYC means not being surprised when you happen upon a random street performance.  I think it’s one of the requirements to being considered a “true” New Yorker (if you believe in that sort of thing, which I do and I don’t, depending on the day and who asks).

But even though I wasn’t surprised to see ROVE performing Close Encounters in a hotel window and in the middle of the sidewalk, I was slightly moved.

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Posted by on June 25, 2014 in NYC

 

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#552: Broadway Classics

Classic Broadway songs performed live at Carnegie Hall for $5?  Not too shabby.

Granted, I didn’t love every tune that was played, but they did include one of the best (in my opinion, yes, but also just in general), I Could Have Danced All Night.  I dare you to listen to this song–and watch Audrey Hepburn–and not immediately either 1.) grab the girl/guy you’re with and dance with them, or 2.) imagine grabbing a girl or guy and dancing with them.  Or a puppy or something equally cute.  It’s just so great, and it makes me (since I don’t currently have a guy or girl or puppy within dancing distance) think of times when I’ve felt that happy and look forward to future times when I’ll feel that happy.

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Posted by on November 30, 2013 in Music

 

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#486: Go to Bushwick

My friends tease me about being a hipster even though I’m not, so last night I decided to give them some more material for their jokes by hanging out in Bushwick.

Here are the latest signs I’m not a hipster: Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 30, 2013 in NYC

 

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#473: Learn a Broadway dance

The Broadway Bodies class I took was fun–the first half was a warm-up to different Broadway songs, and the second half was learning a choreographed routine based on a Broadway show.

I kept up with the group even though almost everyone else was a regular in the class, and I got a good workout. But I couldn’t help but think the whole thing was pointless.  We spent 25 minutes learning a dance, and then we went home.  Next week, those who return will learn a different dance.  And another one after that.  They never actually put these dances to any use or perform them for anyone else.

To me, that doesn’t make sense. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 12, 2013 in Sports

 

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