5. Late 90s/Early August Music Videos
I was born in ’84, so in 1999 I was old enough to fully appreciate TRL. [MTV’s Total Request Live]. I used to watch TRL and learn dances every day while doing homework – Janet Jackson, ‘N Sync, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Destiny’s Child, TLC. They spent time and money on these music videos because they were the best marketing for their music back then. Now it’s not quite the same – I see too many lazy music videos.
6. Video Games
I see video games as a real way for me to calm down. If I have time to play, that means time, which is rare. Super Smash Bros. in the lounge at ABT during our lunch break. playing. I love video games because its structure reminds me of a classical ballet. There are many similar story elements and musical structures, and the main characters tend to be heroes alike. “The Legend of Zelda” would be a great ballet. It has everything you want – magic, beauty, great music.
7. Musical Figures from Hollywood’s Golden Age
I often go to YouTube and watch great dance numbers from Old Hollywood. I love”IbrahimTap the number on “White Christmas” with Vera-Ellen in a yellow dress. “There’s another one called.Mandy” that’s really cool. Bob Fosse and Tommy Rall have one called “”.Street dance”, where they are in an alley, and this virtuosic genre “I can do better” jazz number. And “Cabaret” is exquisite, tense, perfect.
8. Gay Bars
You never know what will happen and that’s a good thing. some of my favorites Phoenix in the East Village; Holiday Cocktail Hall, not a gay bar per se, but a hangout for gay people; and Julius’ in the West Village. in England, Bay, gay it’s fun, Heaven – These are my clubs.
9. Fire Island Pines
my first time pines It was for a dance festival in 2017 and whenever I’m there I meet fascinating people in their field who are innovative, freethinking or just have interesting backgrounds. It reminds me of Andy Warhol and his clique – it has all these creative elements combined.
10. Clothing Basics
I moved to Boston when I was 18 and had a hard time finding a comfortable look for myself as a young person. I was intimidated by the overbearing, collegiate, flattering look of Bostonians, so I’d buy all that garbage from H&M and just wear ridiculous, loud, obnoxious clothes. But it got to the point where, “Oh my God, I’m so tired and these clothes are all made of plastic.” So for me, I turned to simpler clothes as a way of accepting that the noise was inside. I’m not saying I don’t like to seem loud once in a while, but I find comfort in easy and comfortable clothes like Levi’s, Converse, Adidas Sambas, plaid LL Bean buttons, and vintage t-shirts.