Tui and I are in agreement that this group routine, choreographed by Sonya Tayeh (who calls her style of choreography “combat jazz”) and Christopher Scott (hip-hop/animation/popping), made what was an otherwise meh SYTYCD season worthwhile. Danced by this season’s Top Ten and ten All-Stars. As usual, sorry about the screaming. I also find the spoken message to be CORNY, and as long as I’m listing complaints, the first 1:15 is a continuous shot and the music and the dancing are out of sync by the merest fraction of a beat. ARGH! It’s probably unkind of me to point that out to you, actually, but it does a disservice to the dancers, especially the breakdancers (Dominic Sandoval and Emilio Dosal, left to right) and Will Wingfield (the guy with the dreads who goes crazy around 1:00).
Incidentally, the prominence of Marko Germar in this routine (the guy in the blue shirt who’s at the center around 1:50) reminds me that in case you’re wondering what his old dance partner Melanie Moore is up to – or what Thayne Jasperson is up to – they are both currently being fabulous in Finding Neverland here at the A.R.T. in Cambridge. :o)