MOMENTS | Mash-up: Non-Gender Conforming Prancing Elites is the Cheerleading x Voguing Dance Team That’s J-Stepping to End Adversity

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If you can’t get behind The Prancing Elites, a black gay dance team from Mobile, Alabama, it’s quite possible you had a brain tumor for breakfast. The dance troupe’s signature dance style is called J-Setting, or as Elite member Adrian explains, “It’s like a cheerleading and voguing combined in one with a lot of pelvic thrusting.” And if you still don’t quite know what that means, Beyoncé introduced J-setting to the mainstream via her legendary “Single Ladies” music video. Of course, The Prancing Elites have routines that also include other styles like twerking, classical ballet and the classic death drop. Their new reality show The Prancing Elites Project just debuted on the US Oxygen network, and the first episode demonstrates just how important it is that this quintet is J-Setting their way towards equality and right into our hearts (obviously).

MOMENTS | Mash-up: Clayton Vomero’s Gang is a Dance Film For the Vogue-Tumblr Generation

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Produced by Jefferson Projects and directed by NY-based filmmaker Clayton Vomero, Gang is Saturday Night Fever for the digital age, featuring a soundtrack by Alex Epton and a cast that includes Ghostface Killah’s son and the Major Lazer dance team. The dance film follows a day in the lives of its protagonists—Infinite Coles, Mela Murder and Denasia Moore—as they soul-search by subway dancing and voguing their way around Staten Island. Dazed and Confused has a first look at the film, a 17-minute clip, and an in-depth discussion with director Clayton Vomero about what inspired him to create a feature on vogue and youth culture.

MOMENTS | Mash-up: Sergei Polunin x David LaChapelle Interpretive Dance to Hozier’s “Take Me To Church” Music Video

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Ballet’s runaway wild child Sergei Polunin teamed up with David LaChapelle, the Fellini of fashion photography, to create a new music video for Hozier’s Grammy-nominated “Take Me To Church.” From the flesh-colored leggings to the classical dance, the LaChapelle-directed video is a little reminiscent of 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler’s interpretive dance in Sia’s “Chandelier.” Hozier’s pop-gospel song didn’t take home the win at the 2015 Grammys, the new video gives a new life to the song, using dance as visual interpretation of the song’s emotional core.

MOMENTS | Mash-up: FKA twigs x Google Glass Collaborate For Digital x Reality Bending Short Film #throughglass


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FKA twigs (Tahliah Barnett) made #throughglass, a conceptual short film she directed for and made via Google Glass. We have to say, the way she uses Google Glass is genuinely inspired. Known for her highly-regarded choreography, twigs puts on Google Glass before bursting into dance routines inspired by the videos streamed directly to her eyes.

MOMENTS | Happy Labor Day, Miranda July x Somebody App, Horst P. Horst Retrospective, Arcade Fire Covers Wolf Parade, Photographer Kylli Sparre

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1. Happy Labor Day, everyone! Whether or not you have the day off today, we hope your holiday weekend looked a lot like Beyoncé in her “Drunk In Love” music video.