While surfing the internet and visiting some of our favorite dance websites, we found a video of Heaven, a three-year-old girl dancing with her mother on Ellen DeGeneres’ TV show. Only a minute into the video we were already in love with this adorable little girl and her amazing choreography to Beyoncé’s “End of Time.” When asked by Ellen if she wanted to be a dancer when she grew up, Heaven simply answered “I already am one!” Heaven’s passion for dancing really just sums up how we feel about it too! We can’t wait to see what the future holds for Heaven, but we do assure her she has a place at A Step in Time if she wants it!
Have you guys ever heard of photographer Jordan Matter? This guy is absolutely amazing and has gotten some very cool attention after he released one of his recent pieces that showcases dancers in everyday situations. He has since published a photography book called “Dancers Among Us” and we may just have to buy a copy.
Here is the link to his gallery, where you can see a bunch of the photographs he took of dancers! http://www.dancersamongus.com/photos/Towson-MD-Rachel-Bell If you are interested in photography you can also check out his blog here, where he posts some of his work and thoughts. It is really worth a look.
We recently just watched a 3D documentary on contemporary dance choreographer Pina Bausch and were completely blown out the water! “Pina” has received stellar reviews, some who named it the best use of 3D since “Avatar.” And as you can imagine, we liked this a lot better than “Avatar…”
“Pina” has been in the makings for 20 years, and after years of labor and conceptualizing it has finally come to life. The documentary is able to capture how Pina saw things through different eyes and choreographed movements human body didn’t seem capable of doing. Her passion towards the art really shows off in German director Wim Wender’s product.
Unfortunately Pina was unable to see the finished product herself. She unexpectedly passed away in 2009, just two days before rehearsals for the film started. Wenders was devastated and almost ended the project, however Pina’s dancers convinced him to continue.
“Pina” is available for instant stream on Netflix, but we really recommend seeing it in 3D!