kottke.org posts about dancing

Dubstep tap dancingMay 04 2012

"TapTronic is a progressive fusion of Irish dance and electronic music." Dancing starts at 40 seconds.

(via The Daily What)

Tron dance partyMar 15 2012

A dance crew performs while wearing Tron-like outfits in total darkness. It's like a wearable laser light show.

(thx, tuomas)

Sword dancingNov 03 2011

Dancing skills + sword fighting skills + old lady sitting motionless in a chair skills + huge boom box skills + dog almost gets beheaded skills + it gets magical around 52 seconds =

(via @thanland)

Les TwinsJul 18 2011

I've seen other more formal on-stage performances by these amazing French twin dancers, but I like this one the best...even fooling around, their precision is impressive.

Dancing in the moviesAug 31 2010

A really well-done montage of cinematic dancing scenes.

Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce Campbell?Aug 17 2010

Ladies and gentlemen, a friendly reminder: Pete Campbell's happy dance.

Turf dancing in the rainJul 28 2010

Turf dancing is similar to krumping and poppin' & lockin' in that they're all basically break dancing 2.0. This is a particularly fine exhibition of the form:

Every time I see someone glide around, from Michael Jackson's 1983 Motown Moonwalk on up to David Elsewhere, I think no one can get any better at skimming around on their feet like they're weightless. Then four kids dancing on a rainy street corner up the ante and once more shift what Stuart Kauffman calls the adjacent possible. (via snarkmarket)

John McCain vs Barack Obama dance-offOct 28 2008

I don't know if this has been linked around everywhere or not, but this surprisingly realistic video of a dance-off between Barack Obama and John McCain tickled every last bone in my body. I watched it at least four times.

Swing dancing in Washington Square ParkSep 03 2008

Shot this video of some swing dancing in Washington Square Park while out and about the other day.

You know, typical New York stroll in the park.

You know that patented move that MichaelJun 13 2006

You know that patented move that Michael Jackson does in the Smooth Criminal video where he leans and looks like he's going to tip over but then he doesn't? Turns out Jackson actually did patent that method back in 1993. The drawings are pretty funny.

BIRD FLU DANCE WATCH! A flyer forJun 07 2006

BIRD FLU DANCE WATCH! A flyer for a talent show in Ontario says the show will feature "a live performance of Dainty Crime's hit song 'BIRD FLU' by 1 DANCE and SAMPLE KING". As I understand it, reggae/dancehall has a sizeable following in Canada. Could the outbreak of the so-called Jamaican strain of the bird flu dance have originated in Canada?

BIRD FLUE DANCE WATCH! Two very earlyJun 07 2006

BIRD FLUE DANCE WATCH! Two very early strains of the bird flu dance, one of a dancing man in a bird costume and another of a dancing chicken puppet. Isolated outbreaks, I think.

BIRD FLU DANCE WATCH! This blog linksJun 07 2006

BIRD FLU DANCE WATCH! This blog links to a BBC story about the Ivory Coast bird flu dance, but also includes a link to the Bird Flu song that appears in all of the YouTube videos (listen here). It says the song is by "mixmasters Sample King and 1Dance".

BIRD FLU DANCE WATCH! Here's the earliestJun 07 2006

BIRD FLU DANCE WATCH! Here's the earliest instance of the Jamaican strain of the bird flu dance I could find on YouTube. A "1dance creation" it says...

BIRD FLU DANCE WATCH. YouTube user GOLDENSHOTTAJun 07 2006

BIRD FLU DANCE WATCH. YouTube user GOLDENSHOTTA has three bird flu videos, all of the Jamaican strain. Two more videos (1, 2).

BIRD FLU DANCE WATCH ALERT! This videoJun 07 2006

BIRD FLU DANCE WATCH ALERT! This video shows someone doing the "bird flu jamaican dance". Wait, I thought this dance was invented in the Ivory Coast? Is this a new strain of the bird flu dance infecting the Caribbean? The Jamaican dance seems different from the Ivory Coast version. More as I have it on this breaking story.

Update: I'm not so sure the first video I pointed to is the Ivory Coast version of the dance...both videos feature the same song.

Video of the aforementioned bird flu dance. (Jun 07 2006

Video of the aforementioned bird flu dance. (Could the bird flu dance be kottke.org's SARS mask art? Tune in all this week to find out!!)

New crazy bird flu dance is allJun 05 2006

New crazy bird flu dance is all the rage in the Ivory Coast. "If we kill all our chickens and poultry, our cousins in the village will become poor. So I created the bird flu dance to put joy back into our hearts." Article comes with a complimentary Funky Chicken joke...but not with a "this dance is sick, yo" joke.

Sony Aibo dances to a Daft Punk songJun 23 2005

Sony Aibo dances to a Daft Punk song.

Learn how to dance like Napoleon DynamiteMay 19 2005

Learn how to dance like Napoleon Dynamite.

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