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(no subject) [Nov. 28th, 2015|03:37 am]
So You Think You Can Dance

philstar22
I'm wondering what people think of this article on SYTYCD, contemporary bias, and race. I think it is really interesting. I'm not sure I entirely agree because while I absolutely see a contemporary/jazz/lyrical/and maybe ballet bias, it isn't just street or hip-hop dancers that don't get the same automatic praise, but also ballroom dancer. Ballroom dancers who are amazing in their genre in the audition are also, like street and hip-hop dancers, less likely to be sent straight through to Vegas and more likely to be sent to the choreography round then contemporary/jazz/lyrical dancers whose audition was at the same level of quality. So I'm not sure if race is as much a factor as this author wants to argue. But I also think some of that may be in there.

Obviously, this is different now with the new format to a certain extent (although I still feel like the bias is there and ballroom dancers didn't benefit from the changed format the way street dancers did.

Anyway, I'm curious to see what other people think. Article is here: http://blogcritics.org/youre-good-at-what-you-do-backhanded-compliments-and-thinly-veiled-bias-on-so-you-think-you-can-dance/
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(no subject) [Nov. 26th, 2015|01:52 pm]
So You Think You Can Dance

philstar22
Are there any judging comments or decisions that still make you angry?


I've just started rewatching season 5. I'm still really angry about Mia's comments to Brandon and the elimination of Natalie while Gabby got to dance for her life while being worse.

Also still angry about all the comments to Jessica about not being up to Will's level. Mia's comment that Will looked tired of holding her up pissed me off the most. WTF? And really, I'm pretty sure those comments are at least part of why they were in the bottom so much and why Will left when he did. Will was actually my favorite that season, but Jessica was good and she was holding her own and where were they even getting any of that?

And I'm still angry of the elimination of Iveta over Ryan. I didn't hate Ryan as much as some others do, but oh wow does that decision piss me off.
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(no subject) [Nov. 23rd, 2015|12:57 pm]
So You Think You Can Dance

philstar22
Does anyone know what happened to Wade Robson?

I know why Shane Sparks was not asked back. I know why Mia Michaels has left at various points. And I know that Mary's contract wasn't renewed.

But I can't find anything on Wade. No statements from him about leaving, and not statements about the show not asking him back. He just sort of vanished.

I've been rewatching the show from the beginning, and I really miss his stuff. He was my favorite contemporary/jazz choreographer (Sonja is a close second).

What other choreographers from the early seasons do you miss or not miss? Watching those seasons really made me miss Mary's ballroom choreography. I miss her as a judge too, but the few dances she choreographed were really good.
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The Finale or end of an era [Sep. 14th, 2015|06:42 pm]
So You Think You Can Dance

jupisan
The finale is here.
Does your fave win and which dance will be shown for the tour.
GO team Street
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Top 6: all -stars edition [Aug. 31st, 2015|07:39 pm]
So You Think You Can Dance

jupisan
Wil you fave survive?
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Top 8: All Stars edition [Aug. 24th, 2015|07:49 pm]
So You Think You Can Dance

jupisan
Did you fave made it
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Top 10: All-Stars [Aug. 17th, 2015|08:12 pm]
So You Think You Can Dance

jupisan
Hopefully All-Stars
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Top 14: Double Elimination [Aug. 10th, 2015|07:31 pm]
So You Think You Can Dance

jupisan
Will your fave survive.
Top 10 next week hopefully All Stars and pairs stop with the damn trios
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Top 16: Getting asaf out please [Aug. 3rd, 2015|07:51 pm]
So You Think You Can Dance

jupisan
Go team Street.
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Top 18: Going to be 16 at the end of the night [Jul. 27th, 2015|07:31 pm]
So You Think You Can Dance

jupisan
[Current Mood |amusedamused]

Come on Street team.
Also pairs please.
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