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Milena Sidorova‘s The Spider

Milena Sidorova's The Spider, a piece that she choreographed as a teenager because, she explains, “I used to be obsessed with spiders as a child.” In the archives: more ballet.

Mentoria Hutchinson, NYPD’s Dancing Traffic Cop

From The New York Times, Mentoria Hutchinson, NYPD’s Dancing Traffic Cop. In the archives: more New York City.

Tina Turner covers Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s Proud Mary

Clear the floor for dancing because it’s not containable at 1m55s… Tina Turner covers Creedence Clearwater Revival's Proud Mary on live Italian TV in 1971.

Silly Symphony: The Skeleton Dance (1929)

Silly Symphony - The Skeleton Dance, a 1929 Walt Disney short.

Etereas from Flaminguettes

Etereas from Flaminguettes. The kids were impressed with the “spiderwebs” and hoop skills.

Re:Rosas, the trailer: A global dance community is formed

In June 2013, Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker invited children and adults from all over the world to perform a section of her dance work from Rosas Danst Rosas. The above vid...

The mating dance of the male Victoria’s Riflebird

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Birds of Paradise project, watch this recently uploaded clip of a Victoria’s Riflebird male performing a mating dance for an interested female....

Nuance: A dance battle with shapes of light

Nuance, by multi-disciplinary artist Marc-Antoine Locatelli, features dancer Lucas Boirat and his battle with shapes of light. Bonus: Vimeo made a few animated gifs. 

Donald O’Connor performs Make ‘Em Laugh

One of the many classic scenes in Singin’ in the Rain (1952), the brilliant Donald O’Connor performs Make ‘Em Laugh.Follow it up with these two: Gene Kelly singin’ and dancin’ in the rain, an...

Fred Astaire: Nice Work If You Can Get It

Fred Astaire plays (and dances to) Nice Work If You Can Get It in an iconic scene from 1937’s A Damsel in Distress. This was shot in one continuous take. There are more classics and dancing in the archives. Th...

Pocket’s powermove “tutorial”

Watch B-boy Pocket, of the Korean dance group Morning of Owl, as he demonstrates how much he’s practiced his gymnastics-fueled breakdancing moves in this advanced power combo tutorial. Also, it’s not a tu...

Blues Brothers & Ray Charles – Shake a Tail Feather (1980)

When you’re looking to buy an instrument, you should really test it out to make sure it’s still in good condition. In this scene from the Blues Brothers (1980), Elwood and Jake get some help from music st...

Bodypercussion music videos

Bodypercussion, choreographed and performed by Santi Serratosa and Mariona Castells, to the song Not Worthy by Jack Savoretti. A fun DIY, we were able to mimic a few sections of the choreography ourselves. I...

How it Evolved: the Red-capped Manakin

Evolutionary Biologist and Ornithologist Kim Bostwick describes the dance moves and unique sounds of the forest-dwelling Red-capped Manakin. This Central and South America-based bird makes a snapping sound with its wi...

Baka Forest People: Polyphonic singing

This clip from the Eden Channel shares two musical traditions of the Baka Forest People: polyphonic singing — when two or more voices join together with independent melodies at the same time — and, dressed...

The Count

A 26-second homage to The Count, featuring the 1992 remix of the Sesame Street theme by the English group Smart E’s. Animation by Ireland-based director, animator and designer Chris O...

The Peacock Spiders of Australia

Entomologist Dr. Jürgen Otto films the Peacock Spiders of Australia, and they are super fun to watch. Though they are not well documented, there are 20 known species of these small jumping spiders. They have huge eye...

Slim Goodbody: The Digestion Song

Slim Goodbody was something I used to watch on tv as a kid in the 1970s, but I hadn’t quite remembered the dated mix of strange and wonderful that makes the bodysuit so iconic… until we watched this clip. ...