Tag: mark kanemura

Happy #SpookySeason from Mark Kanemura, Who Is 100% That Witch

We may be less than two weeks into October, but Mark Kanemura—dancer, Instacelebrity, wig whisperer—has already won #SpookySeason. How, you ask? Why, with a frightfully delightful Lizzo-meets-Elphaba dance mashup for the ages, of course. (A special thank-you, Mark, for introducing us to the #broomtwerk.) Mark Kanemura on Instagram: “I just took a DNA test… 🧙🏼‍♀️ […]

Mark Kanemura Is Our Favorite Dancing Flamingo, Also RIP Us

OK, stay with us for the duration of this multi-part journey, because the payoff is so very good. Part One Yesterday, Mark Kanemura—dancer extraordinaire, Carly Rae Jepsen enthusiast (same), master of the wig quick-change—posted a vid of himself dancing to BLACKPINK‘s earworm “Ddu-du Ddu-Du.” Naturally, he was wearing a hot pink and black ensemble (see […]

The Dance We're Thankful for This Year

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We hope you’re enjoying this wonderful day of feasting. In the spirit of the holiday, we thought we’d reflect on the dance things we’re grateful for this year. Here are our editors’ top picks. Katherine Beard, assistant editor “I’m thankful for the next generation of black ballerinas who are making the ballet […]

Mark Kanemura Is the Best Part of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Party for One"

Another #CutToTheFeelingFriday, another instantaneously iconic viral moment brought to you by Mark Kanemura. This summer, we brought you the heartwarming saga of how dancer/choreographer/fierce Internet denizen Mark Kanemura basically came to be the muse of synth-pop princess Carly Rae Jepsen—and vice versa. Today, there is a new and exciting installment in our tale: Kanemura stars […]

8 Choreographers Who Started As "SYTYCD" Contestants

“So You Think You Can Dance” is often a launching pad for a dancer’s career. While many “SYT” alums go on to perform for iconic artists or join high-profile companies, some also become choreographers—and a few even come full-circle, making dances for the show where it all began. Here are 8 talented choreographers who got […]