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Happy FeetSome dancing to cheer you up


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#1 Jayne

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 07:04 PM

Square Dance / Pennsylvania Ballet / Balanchine / Square Dance

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=b8mg2lPCYK4

 

 

Go on - submit your own favorite happy dance!

 



#2 Helene

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 07:27 PM

Who are the dancers?

Here's mine:



#3 sandik

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 07:28 PM

Those are indeed many happy feet.  Here are two more: Gregory Hines



#4 dirac

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 11:25 AM

What a fun idea, Jayne.  Miss Ashley in "Ballo della Regina" always perks me up.



#5 lmspear

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 03:15 PM

This clip cheers me up every time I need a lift flowers.gif

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=YHkciz_yYYI



#6 sandik

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 11:52 PM

Oh, Ruth Andrien!



#7 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 02:55 AM

one fave:  

 



#8 diane

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 10:10 AM

that was lovely! Thank you! I really liked Wayne Sleep, and that hornpipe, though surely exhausting to dance, looks like a lot of fun. 

Personally, I really enjoy watching Bob Fossee. :) 

(among many other things, of course... but this one has been one I keep going back to for mood-lifting) 

 

-d-



#9 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 11:01 AM

another fave! :)

 



#10 Helene

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 11:48 AM

In a rare exception to our "Ballet Only" policy in the ballet forums, I'll leave this thread and add:

 

 

I mean, how do you even practice that?

 

I picked this Astaire, because Rogers' dress has a life of its own:

 

 

If Carlos Saura hasn't filmed it, chances are the best Flamenco dancing is captured on cell phone cameras with waiters and patrons walking past.  This is no exception; the dancing starts at about 1'12".  "Alegrias" is the closest thing Flamenco has to happy:

 

 

"Guapo" pretty much sums it up.



#11 Mme. Hermine

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 01:17 PM

All so excellent!!!!!!

 

Sir Fred!

 



#12 sandik

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 11:47 PM

How interesting to see Ashton's choreography to Country Gardens, after seeing Tharp's version in Brief Fling last week.



#13 Anne

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 05:07 AM

What a lovely idea for a thread - I had a splendid afternoon following all these fanastic links! 

But old Bournonville necessarily has to  be represented when talking about happy or speedy feet!

 

Conservatory



#14 sandik

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 11:00 AM

What always knocks me flat about the finale of Konservatoriet is that grand plie right before the end.  All that jumping, all that terre a terre picky stuff, and then you have to go down, down, down and up, up, up like you're totally at ease.  People think contemporary dancers are stronger than their ancestors -- they don't know what they're talking about !



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 03:30 PM

 

 

I picked this Astaire, because Rogers' dress has a life of its own:

 

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=WOYzFKizikU

 

 

 

 

Interesting. "Cheek to Cheek" has always struck me as an almost ceremonial dance of passion and courtship.  For Astaire and Rogers in happy feet mode, I'd select this one. (Note the dance contest context - the other dancers on the floor are not actors but "real people like yourself" as Lily Tomlin used to say, and they're not so bad. Then watch Fred and Ginger turn on the afterburners......




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