You have not known what you are.
You have slumbered upon yourself all your life.
Your eyes have been as much as closed most of the time.
What you have done is already in mockeries.

The mockeries are not you.
Underneath them
And within them,
I see you lurk...


-Walt Whitman


7.4.10

truly extraordinary

STOP then press play... I think you should see this. Press PLAY!




If you watched the 82nd Academy Awards without missing a single frame, I’m pretty sure you know what I’m talking about. The LXD (The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers) was created by the Director Jon M. Chu, wherein he put together an elite group of dancers to make a web series-- the first online dance adventure.

The LXD is the ultimate mixture of dance genres raging from hip-hop to mechanical precision, breakdancing, krumping, contemporary and modern ballet. Well crafted choreography usually accompanied with classical and symphonic rock, transforms their body movements into living works of art—a breath-taking display of poetry in motion.

One of my favourites is their number for So You Think You Can Dance. They performed with the music of Vitamin String Quartet’s version of Yellow by Coldplay. It was nothing short of amazing. The movements, no matter how many different styles inspired them, complemented each other. Adorned with great stunts and dramatic story-telling, it would be impossible to witness them take the stage and not say WOW! You could just imagine my frustration when Party Pilipinas aka SOP Part 2, did a desperate version of the performance. They looked ridiculous really. That kind of choreography works for the LXD because they are masters of their craft. At least a decent dancer is qualified to try and do it... but I strongly believe Aljur Abrenica is far from being one.

The LXD also has performed live for the 2010 TED conference and a TBS Ellen DeGeneres special at Caesar's Palace. The web series is due this year. Visit THELXD.COM for updates and performances.

I can’t wait. T_T

2 comments:

pusang kalye said...

wow---I have never heard of this. salamat for sharing Ron---seriously, coz I have never been moved by a single video presentation like this one had.....ewan ko---yung quality ng kuha, yung background score, yung mga characters, yung mga moves, just perfect. wow talaga. akala ko pa nung una movie...and now I'm checking the website.....

about party Pilipinas----pagpasensyahan nalang natin. I have never thought that people from the program have talents. They are not talents,---sorry.

nways---glad to come accross this today....

KRIS JASPER said...

Hey LUKE! did ya miss meeeeeee??? lol! I feel strange visiting my old blog friendseseseses' sites again. I feel like an amateur again. LOL! well, here's a fact, I HAVE NOT SEEN THIS YEAR'S OSCARS. only those bits and batch some people have uploaded in Utube. yeah... shame.....