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Hip-Hop Role Model: Luam

Hey everyone,

Today I want to highlight the work of one of my dance role models: Luam. If you click the link you’ll get to her podcast at Scene Interactive. Watch it!! It’s very inspirational. She didn’t even start dancing until her senior year at UPenn, and now she’s a major player in the entertainment industry. She has a lot of great things to say about what dance is to her, and how she got there. 🙂

Oh and on a side note, I have a little bit of a rant. Shane Sparks and the Jabbawockeez did this Walk it Out special for ABDC where the featured some of today’s popular music videos. The first video they featured was Beyonce’s “Get Me Bodied.” Now, like they said, it was a great, great video. Everything was immaculately thought out, and it was creative, to a point. I’m just immensely disappointed that Shane Sparks, obviously a great dancer, didn’t acknowledge that the concept for the video was almost ENTIRELY bitten off of Bob Fosse’s choreography and vision, including the costumes (Rich Man’s Frug – 1966). Beyonce was inspired by one of the greatest masters in dance history and MTV just kind of ignored the fact =( It makes me sad. I mean maybe it wasn’t that they didn’t know, but still. They were going on saying how all these dancers got their inspiration from Janet, Michael, etc. but they didn’t really acknowledge beyond their generation of pop culture.

Anyway my point is that just because it isn’t hip-hop or mainstream media doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t give it the respect that it is due. All dance evolves from somewhere!

Love,

Valeria

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June 17, 2008 - Posted by | Other

4 Comments »

  1. Because MTV is gonna all of a sudden act up and go straight with everything, right? =P

    Comment by chiapet | June 17, 2008 | Reply

  2. And I can’t believe you actually watched that, I was watching like half a minute and got sick.

    Comment by chiapet | June 17, 2008 | Reply

  3. That’s what happens when I’m bored. And hey you’re the one who’s always like omgoshhhhh ABDC, omgoshhhhhh Jabbawockeez, omgoshhhh Shane Sparks.

    Comment by Vpants | June 18, 2008 | Reply

  4. Here’s some of her stuff:



    Comment by joefasho | June 19, 2008 | Reply


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