Keone Madrid Turns up for Turnips

December 6, 2014

Can I just take a second to say that Keone Madrid may be my all-time favorite dancer? (Or at least, he is today.) There’s just something so clear and committed about his work. Everything is full out—from the frequent level changes to the intricate, almost-too-quick-to-see gestures. It’s athleticism at its most pristine.

That’s why, IMHO, it’s been way too long since he released a video (three months, to be exact). And while the warm, fuzzy feeling I got post-“Make it to Me” lingered for some time, it’s cold and rainy outside, and I need a new reason to smile.


OK, let me take a few steps back: On Thursday, Keone released a new video to Trip Lee’s “Manolo.” At the beginning of the video, he pokes fun at himself for his long YouTube absence. Then he seeks out some inspiration—and where does he find it but in the grocery store produce aisle. Turn up for turnips, amirite?

All silliness aside, this video is everything we’ve come to expect from him, namely, absurdly good choreo. Enjoy!