Of course we weren’t allowed to take videos of the performances at the Starry Winter Night Showcase (part of Columbia University’s Big Apple Dancesport Challenge, that I went to Saturday night — see post below) but here are some videos of a recent performance by Slavik and Hanna in Greece. The showdances are very similar to the ones I saw. I don’t feel as bad for my thoughts; if you read the YouTube comments, a lot of people felt as I did. Here’s their Rumba, their Samba, the Jive (with the suspenders :)) , the Paso, and the Cha Cha.
Unfortunately, they had the lights turned down so low all my pictures all turned out to be crap. Witness below:
(See what I mean. I still think Slavik’s greatness is recognizable 😀 )
And here’s Katusha Demidova taking a bow. (I didn’t even try to take pictures of the Standard — I knew they’d never come out). But totally forgot to mention how wonderful she and Arunas Bizokas were. They are a veritable Fred and Ginger. I’m totally serious. The best ballroom dancers this country has EVER seen. EVER.
Anyway, I’m writing reviews of this event and the Dance Times Square in-house competition (always a blast) for Explore Dance and will link when they’re up.