LONDON FASHION WEEK: BLANCA LI CHOREOGRAPHS FLASH DANCE FOR STELLA MCCARTNEY

Our judge for this Friday’s Dance Your City Competition made headlines last week – the Guardian even talks about ‘fashion history’ and the ‘event of the season’. London Fashion Week 2012: Stella McCartney invites to a dinner in an old church in Mayfair. The guest list includes Kate Moss, Rihanna, Zaha Hadid and Kanye West. Suddenly some of the guests start a flash dance in the evening wear of Stella McCartney. Supermodels and dancers including the choreographer Blanca Li herself surprised the soiree with this special display of fashion. This video gives an idea of the spectacle by the remarkable choreographer, responsible for Daft Punk’s 1997 ‘Around The World’ music video:

There are still some tickets for Blanca Li’s show Elektro Kif this Friday and Saturday. You could even give it a try and learn some cool Elektro Kif moves in the workshop on Saturday afternoon 14:00!

On Friday at 18:00 Dance Your City Competition finals will take place live in The Clore Ballroom, free to everyone and sure to be an epic battle.

Stella McCartney’s party will go down in fashion history (Guardian article)

Daft Punk – Around the World (YouTube)

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SOUTHBANK CENTRE INVITES YOUNG CRITICS TO REVIEW INTO THE HOODS

Into the Hoods

Five budding young critics mentored by Guardian dance critic Sanjoy Roy and Times dance critic Donald Hutera attended the press night of Into the Hoods for Play the Critic, an initiative of Mousetrap Theatre Projects, a theatre education charity that enables young people with limited resources or support to engage with the best of London’s theatre.

More info/buy tickets for the show (until January 10th)

Read the reviews and see what they thought of the show…

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What are celebrities saying about Into the Hoods?

James Corden:
Into the Hoods is the coolest, most vibrant and refreshing show I’ve seen in a West End theatre.’

Steve Pemberton:
‘A feel good show with amazing dancing, the best soundtrack you’ll hear in a theatre, and your kids will think you’re so cool for taking them…the most fun I’ve had at a dance show ever.’

Russell Brand:
‘At last a musical not for squares…’

Steve Coogan:
‘Utterly charming. Life affirming stuff. Take your kids and be a cool Dad for a couple of hours.’

Arlene Philips:
‘It’s new, exciting and different, it’s all dance and it must be seen!’

Kelly Rowland:
‘Fantastic!’

Cameron Mackintosh:
‘The most exuberant, imaginative and original dance musical since Cats. I can’t wait to see it again.’

Tickets are going fast… buy yours now!

On another note, have you played the Into the Hoods game yet? Over 82,000 people have now played it! And only 148 people have managed to escape the wolf, collect all the items and complete level 4. (And we’re proud to finally be able to  say that 1 of the 148 is a Southbank Centre marketing team member – hurrah!)

Check out the DanceMob vid now on YouTube

If  you didn’t make it down to the event on Sunday then a you missed a blinder!

If you did make it down you might be able to spot yourself having a boogie amongst the crowds.

If you shot your own video footage of DanceMob on the day don’t forget to upload it to YouTube and tag it ‘dancemob’. The best footage we find will win tickets to Into the Hoods.

DanceMob Flickr pics now live!

Can you spot yourself?

Check out Flickr for more pics or upload your own from the day and tag them ‘dancemob’!

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Southbank Centre staff in DanceMob routine shocker

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Southbank Centre staff learn DanceMob routine at lunchtime

That’s right, Southbank Centre threw caution to the wind (and flip flops to the side) today to learn the DanceMob routine at lunchtime in Royal Festival Hall!

There were no serious injuries but much practice needed. Can you do better? Learn the dance routine using the vid tutorials http://bit.ly/14rMcc then come and show us how it’s done at the main event on Aug 30.

Don’t forget to Tweet, Flickr, YouTube your routines and tag all your posts ‘dancemob’

Dance Mob-Vicki Igbokwe’s first session

Hello Dance Mobers!

Hope your all learning the routine for the big day at the south bank centre.

I am getting ready to teach my first Dance Mob session at GDA.

Looking forward to it and will keep you all posted.

Have a great day

Vicki