Friday, May 27, 2011
SYTYCD "Addiction" by Mia Michaels Danced to "Gravity" by Sara Bareilles
Set to Sara Bareilles "Gravity," Kayla Radomski and Kupono Aweau perform a So You Think You Can Dance Season 5 contemporary routine choreographed by Mia Michaels, who envisioned it as a story of a woman's addiction to drugs. I thought the routine was stunning and moving then and I still think it's stunning and moving. Sadly, sometimes romantic relationships with people run this course as well.
Anyway, I watched the first auditions for this year's So You Think You Can Dance, Season 8, and saw a pair auditioning to the same song. They did a decent job, but they did not top the Season 5 routine. However, like the Tyce D'Orio routine to Maxwell's "This Woman's Work," also of Season 5, half of the emotional connection to the piece comes from the song itself.
I don't remember the names of the pair who auditioned last night. Only the woman wanted to compete on the show. Nevertheless, when I heard their song choice, it reminded me of the Season 5 performance to "Gravity," and so, I decided to post it. I also remembered that I never bought the song itself, and decided to buy it last night. I played it so many times my son came in to ask me this morning the name of the song. He liked enough to not complain that I had looped it for hours.