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Bite It

Soul Train (1970s):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zpGfxgPEQY- ponytails at :41-:42 and whatever those two are doing at 1:25

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVoKjbzEh3c - 1:01-1:15. I like that they are precise but still funky. Not robots. And I like the African influence.

Janet and Michael:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-gu1KETjVY - 1988(?) Pleasure Principle, performed by Janet Jackson, Choregraphed by Barry Lather. I can't pick one move. But in general, I'd characterize this as sexy, angry, athletic but controlled (no pun intended) dancing. It resonates with me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kbjII40Cy4 - 1995. Scream brother/sister together dance sequence. Choreographed by them, I believe. I love their precision, of the moves and with each other. Same feeling when I watch Michael Peters' choreography.

Love Stories:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu9dQcefHSc - 2004. Choreographed by Judith Jamison with Robert Battle and Rennie Harris. The women from :51-:1:15. I love it all, but the way they walk off. I want that attitude in my moves.

 

My intention for this class is to have a dance move that feels organic to me and makes me happy whenever I do it.

 

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