Andy Pellick and Lauren Adams… in their element.

I don’t believe in “best”, I believe in “better”. I believe that “best” is an infinitely unattainable end point and “better” is our journey to get there… That was, until this weekend at least…

In our closing showcase at NYCDA Chicago, Joe announced “something VERY special”. He did not mention that we were about to see the BEST thing ever… And I’m glad he didn’t because I wouldn’t have believed him. I had to see it to believe it.

Lauren sat in anticipation in the audience, and Andy took the stage. For the next 4 minutes the audience sat in complete awe.  I watched as Andy escaped from the conceptual box that i keep people and their physical capabilities in. He renovated my understanding of human anatomy, and at least three laws of physics.

I couldn’t contain my outbursts. Every few seconds, a noise would escape, muffled by my hands, clasped in front of my mouth.  A handful of mini’s would turn to see what animal broke into the ballroom and got stepped on… then they would return their eyes to the stage and their jaws to the floor.

Now that I have dried my eyes and collected my thoughts, I can say that the most amazing/ memorable/ breathtaking thing about that 4 minutes was the intersection (in time, place, and otherwise) of two artists at their “best”. Two artists COMPLETELY in their element.

Two artists doing what they were born to do, and sharing it with the world!

What do you think the “best” part of this is?

Curse you Donna Summer!

OHHHHH DONNA SUMMER….. curse you for making a song so funky as “ Last Dance”.  Curse my love of that SUPER FUNKY song… and curse the funky pas de bourrett that took me down this morning at approx. 9:42am (eastern time) in front of a captive audience of 200+ Bostonians between age 13 and 18.

I guess it is a lie to say that Donna Summer, or the song, or even the step itself took me down… It is actually a lie to say that I went down.  Better to say… my ankle went AROUND… to places it is not supposed to go.  Really they say “did you roll your ankle” I would say I went bowling with it… and I got a steeerike… or would it be a gutter ball?  I don’t know … this metaphor isn’t really accurate.  I digress..

Today, just after my ankle made a complete 360 degree rotation underneath my complete and entire bodyweight, I had a moment., a flash, a realization if you will… that This is TEMPORARY and by this I mean my body.  You MUST be careful with it and treat it well! I don’t want to get too deep on you here at the top of the show… I just want to take a moment and publicaly, formally, and musically:  address how lucky and grateful I am for this body, in this time and place, with these people and this passion.  I apologize for the singing… I am trying to make the most of this time off of my foot by discovering and nurturing other talents. I promise not to sing anymore if you promise to take a second and be greatful for what you’ve got… even if it is two left feet;-)

It’s a good day to dance…. But I’m gunna sit this one out… Ill be back better than ever in no time.

the “House Party”

There are few things In this life that I am MORE fond of than a house party… Especially if it’s a house party in the valley…. In fact, if I could put peanut butter ON the house party that would be it for me… #1 most favorite thing of all time ever.

I cant help it though… Maybe it’s because I’m a little bit cheap, maybe it’s because I love chips, or maybe it’s because red solo cups remind me of Jillian Meyers’ MGMT combo…. Damn that was a good one.

Last night Laura Quinn celebrated her 25th birthday in exquisite house party style.  The party featured wood floors (crucial), pool, beer pong, DJ, Karaoke, and stand up from the one and only “cornbread”…

All those in attendance, Taresa Espinosa, Mike Vargas, JD mcElroy (that guy is EVERYWHERE), Ava Bernstine and Luke Broadlick, (on a break from Britney) and apparently Eddie Morales is still on his way.

Highlight of the night for me was the “bad dance battle” between Johnny Erasme and Brandon Barton… Unfortunately they are so good… That had me missing the Harlem Shake…

The night ended early for me. As I had an early work out this morning… That I slept through.  I hope everyone had a good “safe” time, and again HAPPY BIRTHDAY little Laura!!!