Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Dance Like You Mean It

Deb: Nothing that Colin and I don't do on a regular basis!
Seriously though. Beauty beauty beauty. 


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  1. Beautiful!!! who ARE these people?!?

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  2. I don't know sadly, Mary-Jo.

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    1. I guess theyve given their info below the clip on youtube ...The pair call themselves, Duo MainTenanT - and are Nicolas Besnard and Shenea Booth. Nicholas is former guest hand to hand of Cirque du Soleil "Zumanity" and Shenea Booth is formerly of Duo Realis.
      Copy pasted it :P

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    2. Thanks so much Shalaka!!!!

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  3. Wow!!! That's incredible. I'd snap in two if I tried that! :D

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    1. I tried it. Did not go well. :-)

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    2. Maybe I could have done it before I had kids... that's the excuse I'm sticking to! ;)

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  4. Beautiful....Beautiful....BEAUTIFUL !!! It was so easy for them !! I mean the whole time I was "OH MAN.....dont drop her...dont drop her...dont drop her.............FHEW...that was un-FREAKIN-believable"...and she was so calm ...and FLEXIBLE..she was like Elastigirl from the Incredibles...!!!
    It so reminded me of this wonderful clip... its 2d animation but its really good...I hope you like it ! xo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBk3ynRbtsw

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    1. And because of the caption....when I was watching it....I actually pictured you and Colin do it !!! Looks good ;)

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    2. That's what struck me when I saw this Shalaka. The calm. The ease. That impressed me as much as the dance skill. And yeah we are a llllllll over this...in a world where the sky is pink. Actually though Colin and do cut a mean rug!

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    3. LOL.....Yeah Ive seen him Dance in Whose line....

      But seriously...these guys were dancing so naturally.....especially when he held her...on his PALM....At one point she literally balanced herself on one hand and by placing it ON his forehead.....Oh my Gosh.....these people are SO TALENTED !!!!

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    4. Hahaha! Great mental imagery. :P I'd be more of an untidy heap...

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    5. Great mental imagery indeed!

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  5. And I have to say that I am like everyone else here. I got an image in my head. A good image of corse.

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  6. Wow I love and appreciate real beauty like this I wish more did. I remember when I saw the movie White Knights the dance scene that Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gregory Hines did just blew me away.

    Mary

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    1. Mary I wil never forget that dance either. Two GREATS!

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    2. You know what I love about the dancers too is they have to have absolute trust in each other to do a lot of the moves. It's like a relationship in which you have to be able to trust your partner and know that they are going to be there for you. Beauty in motion! <3

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  7. Absolutely lovely. So much talent! Just...amazing!
    And I totally could see you and Colin doing this dance! ;)

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    1. We do it every day and twice on Sundays Steph.

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    2. Oh Deb...You go girl!

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  8. Their strength and control is amazing! My palms were sweating a couple of times as I flashed back to watching my daughter being tossed into the air and held in leaps, but at least I can finally keep my eyes open when watching those acrobatics.

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    1. Oh isn't it true Lisa? The sweat that springs from watching our own perform?

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  9. I could never do this and for that matter I am the worst white dancer on the planet.

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    1. I might have to clarify that as my "friend" is black and a fabulous dancer. I have been trying to dance effectively with him for 11 years and we just laugh as he tells me I am the worst white dancer he has come into contact with ever. I look like Elaine on that Seinfeld episode (okay not that bad).

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    2. Madge this made me laugh. On the first post I thought "oh she is just being modest" but the second post make me howl. One, that your friend told you so and two, that you compared yourself to Elaine. We can't be great at everything can we?

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  10. Wow, although I really wish I'd checked the volume of my speakers before hitting play, ow. I couldn't help but wonder how many times he's dropped her while learning how to do this. I can barely do a handstand without falling over never mind one handed and in mid air. Very impressive.

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    1. Oh dear Erin, is the music still ringing in your ears? Yes it was very impressive isn't it?

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  11. I like that his shirt is open :). That is one strong guy.

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    1. I know....I watched the video again specially to observe that.....really STRONG guy..... ;)

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    2. i admit i did spend a little bit of that video looking at the guys chest to ! well we are all only human !

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  12. Imagining you and Colin doing this is the best thing that's happened to me all day.

    I love a strong male dancer -- his job is to make her look like she's floating and all of her motions are completely effortless. They make it look so easy!

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  13. Emmysuh I'm glad that sad little image made your day. And now that I am actually picturing it, it is making mine too!

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  14. Aww...I like that.

    The guy has to be very strong to lift and catch that girl (plus no chest hair and a lot of muscles = ♥)...

    and the girl...wow...I wished I could be that flexible.
    I started to stretch to become more flexible...hey, I can do the splits (after one year of practicing almost every day)!

    Have to practice some more...

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    1. The splits? Amazing Becki!

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    2. Here...I recorded a video just for you...

      I know I'm not perfect at them, but I'm proud of myself.

      Bonus: my two little bunnies show some tricks, too!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ-QlvLbW5A

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  15. Oh, how I wish I could move like that. Unfortunately, I am the person who sprains her knee every single time she goes 5-pin bowling. *sigh* And, my husband has no physical rhythm. He proved this in Cuba when he ("reluctantly" - he claims to have refused them several times, and they "dragged" him onto the dance floor) danced with some Cuban ladies. They were suitably horrified. :)

    My best friend's sister did a stint with Cirque de Soleil (don't know if she's still with them or not). And, I'm always impressed by people who have such physical abilities - and to make it look so effortless is mind boggling.

    And Deb, I can see you and Colin attempting something like that, but in my vision, there is lots of slapstick moments, and Colin grunting and groaning and begging for some chiropractic treatments and/or muscle relaxants - and I quietly chuckle because I don't have the words to truly explain how the images are going in my mind - and explain it in such a way that Odin gets the humour...

    *tee hee*

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    1. Jo you have visualized Colin and my dance perfectly! What a drag about your knee!

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  16. wow... I love watching this! It amazes me how flexable and strong they both are : )
    thanks for sharing

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  17. Warning: During this comment I am likely to unleash the DanceGeek. Peruse at your own risk.

    That was beautiful! The girl was lovely and graceful and had good technique! (Technique often gets sacrificed when doing stunts, so glad to see that didn't happen here!)

    And the guy. Well. I think I'm mostly impressed with him because I've had experience with attempting stunts with a partner who... uh... well, he kinda dropped me. No injuries, though :) Anyway, the guy here also had great technique and I love that he managed to keep his body relaxed and retain his posture while doing the lifts. *Mentally high-fives him*

    I also love when there is a sense of story to a piece, something that's harder to establish if you're improv'ing.

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    1. Aimee you are so right. Technique and artistry and story. Perfect! I'm a dance geek too. so is my husband. WE love so you think you can dance too!

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  18. I can't find it now, but someone mentioned Cirque du Soleil and that's exactly what popped in my head when I started watching it. I'm sorry, Deb, I don't picture you and Colin in a Cirque act. I don't see it as dance, just poses. This just didn't appeal to me as much as it did most everyone on here today. To each his own.

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    1. That's okay Dawn. Just because we all loved it, you don't have to. But are you kidding me???? Colin and I are what Cirque is all about!!! :-)

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    2. I was thinking Colin's toes weren't up to the challenge anymore. I'm going to have to see Cirque again.

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  19. Here at Berea, we would call this modern dance. Always LOVED it! I can totally see you and Colin dancing like this!!!! :]

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  20. Kelly maybe we can start slow and build to modern dance, don't you think? :-)

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  21. Aww, poo. My dog and I have a similar routine, but it hasn't made the letter carriers any more fond of her. :)

    HOLY COW! I needed an industrial sized tube of Ben Gay after watching this. I know that it takes a lot of skill and trust to do something like this but I really have to agree with Dawn. I don't look at it as dancing. It's more gymnastic posing than dancing. I can appreciate it from the gymnastics point of view but when I watch dancers, I'm expecting a nice Rhumba or Waltz. Ouch, my neck! Pass me the Ben Gay again, I strained myself thinking about him hoisting her up to balance on his forehead. ;)
    hugs

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  22. was it just my fevered little brain or did anyone else think of ice dancing while watching this . i agree though it is not really dancing more like artistic gymnastics . never mind though it looked beautiful. as i said before . the guy in the clip really caught my eye !

    i was watching some whose line on you tube this morning . Colin was doing some break dancing of all things . to say the least he wasn't bad at it !

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  23. In my head that is so what I looked like when I danced ... I won't spoil that image by actually watching videos of me!

    Thank you for sharing the beauty!

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