Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Dancing on Broadway Indeed: SYTYCD's Twitch Was in the Movie Version of Hairspray

I sat down to watch the film version of Hairspray last night, and what do you know -- So You Think You Can Dance's Twitch is in it!

Yep, Stephen Boss, aka Twitch, appears in the background, singing and dancing, at several points during the movie.

Kinda makes you go hmmmm...especially when Nigel Lythgoe, after Twitch and Kherington's fantastic Broadway-themed performance during the Top 20 show, said "If you had been asked if you would be performing on Broadway, people would have probably thought you were talking about the street!"

Not so much.

Now, most of the dancers on SYTYCD have at one point danced professionally, but Twitch, in particular, has been painted primarily (if not exclusively) as a street dancer. Does it make you a little less excited about him now that you know he already has experience working in other genres? Or do you love him and Kherington so much that you don't really care?

Sound off in the comments section below.

5 comments:

Barbara said...

Appearing in a movie is the absolute polar opposite of performing on broadway, even if you are dancing and lip-synching in the movie. That's why so many movie actors find it hard to translate their skill to broadway. I'm not surprised Twitch was in the movie as most of those dancers have been working professionally for years. Will has done numerous tours & videos, several of this year's dancers (and last year's Sabra) were in High School Musical. Both Allison and Travis from Season 2 had done work on Broadway and so on. The dance community, at their level, is a small world so not surprised at all. What makes this competition a challenge for these professionals (and some amateurs) is the versatility it demands week after week. You could be the best hip-hop, ballet or contemporary dancer in the world, but if you don't couple a personality with versatility in ballroom and other styles you won't be successful on this show. Twitch appearing as a background dancer in a movie, hardly qualifies him (on its own) for broadway. Nigel was absolutely right as I too was surprised he took to it so well.

Arna said...

I couldn't agree more with Barbara, that's all I have to say :-) I love Twitchington, I think they will go all the way (at least to the top 4).

Margaret S said...

So - about "Dancing on Broadway Indeed" - what are you trying to imply? or what type of bias are you trying to create? so what if Twitch danced in a movie? ain't it nice that we can all now identify him and see him as an individual dancer showcasing his talents? I think so -

Anonymous said...

I love Twitch and hope he does well but it does seem a little strange to me about him being in Hairspray because the choreographer and director of the film is a regular judge on the show. Debbie Allen isn't allowed to judge because of her previous relationship with Will. It seems a little unfair...

jess said...

I find it interesting that twitch was in hairspray, i find that cool. Because a couple days ago i was watching high school musical and found out Thayne was in the first two movies, i never new that. I did however knew kelli baker was n the movies, becasue i thought she should have made it , but whatever.