This Syncopated Ladies Prince Tribute Is Perfection
Since the untimely death of Prince last month, artists all over the world have honored the Purple One with heartfelt tributes—from the Hamilton cast’s “Let’s Go Crazy” post-show party to Madonna’s (somewhat controversial) performance at the Billboard Music Awards last night. But there’s something about dancers’ Prince salutes that feels especially apt. Maybe because the man himself was such a great dancer. Or because he was instrumental in promoting the work of many talented dancers—Misty Copeland included—over the course of his career. Or because so much of his music just seems MADE for dance.
This weekend, the always fantastic Syncopated Ladies released a touching Prince tribute video. In true #SyncLadies fashion, it’s a simple but tonally spot-on piece of pure-dance perfection—just seven of the group’s members getting down to “When Doves Cry” (a vinyl recording, no less) in a sunlit studio. How did we never realize that this song was ideally suited to sexy, girl-power tap?
Thank you, Syncopated Ladies. Thank you, Prince. ????