The touring Season 8 So You Think You Can Dance contestants got the rockstar treatment when they visited Elvis Presley’s Graceland Mansion yesterday. Judging from the pictures we received, it looks like everyone took full advantage of their rare day off from touring around the country! Tonight, October 18, the So You Think You Can Dance tour hits up Elvis’ hometown, Memphis, TN, for a night of performances.
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The San Marino Gallery announced details for the premiere of LA Art Experience, its three-day exhibition of contemporary works that will be displayed at the historic Majestic Halls in the Bank of America building in Downtown Los Angeles (650 South Spring Street) October 14-16. An opening night gala on Friday, October 14th, will feature live music, performances by dancers from So You Think You Can Dance with special appearances from the judges and choreographers, a full casino with exciting prizes, a live auction hosted by Nigel Lythgoe, a sub zero Ice lounge and over 100 masterpieces by San Marino Gallery’s leading artists from around the world. Proceeds from the gala will benefit the Dizzy Feet Foundation. Founded in 2009, the non-profit organization is dedicated to supporting dance education in the United States with an illustrious board that includes Nigel Lythgoe, Adam Shankman, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Katie Holmes. With extraordinary dance performances, eclectic international cuisine and spirits and a star-studded red carpet, the gala premiere of LA Art Experience will be an elegant evening that will long be remembered.
San Marino Gallery founder Careen Friedland said, “The San Marino Gallery is thrilled to champion the art of dance in our support of the Dizzy Feet Foundation. Their work is vital. We created the LA Art Experience to celebrate the visual and performing arts in our diverse community, and it is my hope that families will come out to enjoy our presentations throughout the weekend.”
The San Marino Gallery represents masters of modern art, both new and established, in mediums from painting and sculpture to glass and photography. LA Art Experience will showcase installations of dynamic and influential artists, including American painter Anthony Waichulis’ incredibly detailed, life-like oil paintings of everyday objects; Belgian artist Georges Monfils’ original pop art created from unusual materials; and Hongnian Zhang’s internationally celebrated Chinese oil paintings.
During the weekend, LA art enthusiasts will recognize the Art Truck, the twenty-four foot mobile San Marino Gallery that houses artworks for public display. Equipped with multi-media capabilities, the truck travels throughout Los Angeles a revolving exhibition of original works of art. The Art Truck currently features Mr. Monfils’ well-known piece “King of Pop,” a portrait of Michael Jackson made entirely of the late star’s vinyl records.
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On Saturday, September 10th, The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded the 2010-2011 Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards for programs and individual achievements at the 63rd Emmy Awards presentation at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. So You Think You Can Dance brought home three awards: Mia Michaels won an Outstanding Choreography award, Napoleon and Tabitha D’umo won an Outstanding Choreography award, and So You Think You Can Dance won an Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction. Get the details:
Your Season 8 Top 10 celebrated the launch of the tour by taking a trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain in California, where they took over the park on Friday, September 2. The park was closed especially for the dancers, who are about to embark on a 32-city tour. The tour kicks-off on September 17 in Orlando, FL. See when your favorite dancers are coming to a city near you, click here!
Season 3’s Hokuto “Hok” Konishi earned an MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best Choreography for LMFAO f/ Lauren Bennett & GoonRock’s “Party Rock Anthem.” The summer hit features Hok’s fast-paced and up-beat “Shufflin’” choreography. Hok not only choreographed the video, but he dances in it alongside Season 1’s Ryan Conferido. The Season 3 b-boy has tough competition though–two of the other four videos nominated in the category include choreography by past So You Think You Can Dance choreographers–Brian Friedman (for Britney Spears’ “Till the World Ends”) and Laurieann Gibson (for SYTYCD Guest Judge Lady Gaga’s “Judas”).
On Saturday night, America’s Favorite Dancer, Melanie Moore, returned to her hometown of Marietta, GA where she was met by family, friends, and fans upon her arrival.
The morning after Melanie Moore was crowned America’s Favorite Dancer, the Contemporary dancer from Marietta, GA hopped on the phone for a press call where she talked about her new title, being a front-runner, her partnership with Marko Germar, and more.
The dancers have undergone a grueling schedule for the past several months. What does Melanie plan to do between now and tour rehearsals? “I have 10 days off and I was planning on being at my studio and taking classes. That’s one thing about me—I can never sit still for that long. My boyfriend Mitchell is moving back up to Athens to go to the University of Georgia. He’s been out here supporting me throughout the competition, so I’m going to help him move in and spend some time with him. I’m ready to step out of the spotlight for just a couple minutes at least.”
The eighth season of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE came to an exciting conclusion tonight as Melanie Moore, 19, a Contemporary dancer from Marietta, GA, was named America’s Favorite Dancer and awarded a cash prize of $250,000. She will be featured on the cover of Dance Spirit magazine, and will be recognized as a Gatorade athlete on gatorade.com and in the new G Series FIT print campaign.
Fans are invited to cast their vote for their favorite G Series FIT ad in which Moore will appear. Voting is open now at http://www.fox.com/dance/gatorade/voting/, and will conclude on August 24. The ad with the most votes will be featured in the November issue of Dance Spirit magazine.
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