Posts Tagged ‘dance’

Dancing on Wheels — Diana Morgan-Hill

March 5, 2010

Dancing on Wheels, a current BBC production, is a dance competition like no other.

After viewing, visit Diana’s site for the inside scoop on this reality

show: #mce_temp_url#

Also, the BBC site for Dancing on Wheels has an interactive game

in which you become a judge of dance. Can you cut it as a judge???

Find out here: #mce_temp_url#

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Children’s Poem: Unicorn Rainbows

September 13, 2009

unicorn rainbow --

 

image source: #mce_temp_url#

 

 

Unicorn rainbows are the prettiest 
sights, the glowing fire-colors 
that show off their lights, throwing
out hope for the weak, and 
the weary, in a palace of splendor, 
in a place once thought dreary. Prisms 
of dreams that dance in the night 
are locked up, enclosed in the rainbow’s 
green light. Laughter and gaiety 
glow in the yellow, and burst forth,
like marshmallows bouncing 
on Jello. Castles and dragons blend
with the blue, the source of our strengths,
and weaknesses too. Renewal is found 
in the color of pink, whenever our lives
creep over the brink. Yes, unicorn 
 rainbows are magical stuff, and, of them, 
 we never can get quite enough!!!

 

                                         © Diane Beaty

Dead Whatever

August 22, 2009

clipart for Dead Whatever

 

                           We sift the streambed’s squishy

 

                           acres, absorbing what is

                           sometimes known, what’s guessed

 

                           at; what lingers in a long refrain;

                           what sings our story:

 

                           the sum of our remembered past;

                           notes of our futility; talk

 

                           in rich, reductive measures. What’s

                           not resisted pushes down. We

 

                           live as ably as we can, too many

                           cures are badly counted.

 

                           Worlds dismissed are restless tomes,

                           fumes we dance a lung across.    

 

                                                                           © Diane Beaty

 

 

Please note: Again, the poem is mine, and the photo used to accompany this post is a clipart photo. Unfortunately, I don’t have the photographer’s name.

Travelin’ Man Update

July 23, 2009

 

© Skyhorse Publishing

© Skyhorse Publishing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s here… Where the Hell is Matt??? [the book]

Matt Harding’s groundbreaking, moving, hilarious video has been viewed on the Internet over 70 million times. Named Time magazine’s #1 viral video of 2008, it is a genuine worldwide sensation. Some viewers laugh. Some viewers cry. Almost every viewer has sent it on to friends and family. Only in the 21st century could a videogame designer quit his job to travel and become famous on every continent of the planet — just for dancing badly.

 

Now everyone who has wondered why Harding set out on his travels, how he developed his hard-to-describe but easy-to-recognize dance style, and what the locals thought of his need to dance can indulge their curiosity in his first book, Where the Hell is Matt?: Dancing Badly Around the World. A remarkable travelogue featuring over 250 photographs taken in locations near and far, including Tanzania, Bolivia, Rwanda, South Korea, Norway, Morocco, Australia, Japan, and Kyrgyzstan, Harding’s book takes the reader on a dancing, traveling adventure that only he has experienced, including:

 

  • Being arrested for just dancing badly in Athens
  • What it’s like to try and dance in zero gravity during parabolic flight
  • How he joined a chorus of Bollywood dancers outside Mumbai
  • The feeling of dancing under the wary eyes of communist soldiers in North Korea
  • The chill of dancing in an indoor ski resort in Dubai
  • Why he thinks llamas built the Incan city of Machu Pichu
  • Dancing in the shadow of the giant heads of Easter Island
  • What it’s like to be famous for being nothing more than a very bad dancer

 

For the millions who have come to know and love Harding for his video, Where the Hell is Matt? Dancing Badly Around the World will be a special treat. 

Please note: multiple booksellers offer this book. I bought my copies through Barnes & Noble. If you order there by July 27th  you can receive 20% off by utilizing the following coupon code: P3N9L8M

 

Now, on to the video, which will be a repeat for those who saw it on this site in March, but it’s one of those things that is still enjoyable when viewed again:

 

#mce_temp_url#

Top Clicks as of 6.29.09

June 29, 2009

 

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Digital Art — Leaf 62909 — © Diane Beaty

 

If you have arrived late to the site, here are links to some of the top

posts thus far:

 

Photographer W. Eugene Smith

Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson

A Jane Burton Photo

Photography Tips: Quick and Dirty Start-

William Tell Overture Cello Opening — G

Appalachian Spring — Aaron Copland

Photo Tips: California Photo Scout

Photoshop: Free Brushes

Photographer Irving Penn

World War II Posters

Photographer Robert Adams

At Garden’s Gate — Digital Art

that for which i’m thankful

Quote of the Day

Life Drawing Update: Fred Hatt Cover Fea

What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

Photography Tips: Pro-like Portraits on

Quote of the Day

Beach

Love in Black and White

Quote of the Day

Photographer Ruth Bernhard

Photographer David Hurn

Photography: New Forum for Scott Critiqu

Photographer Wynn Bullock

Photography Tips: Avoiding Digital Soup

Photographer Ernst Haas

Quote of the Day

Photography: 10 Tips for Better Vacation

PhotoFunia

Final Moments

Flame Eternal, Light the Ages

Photographic Psychology: Abstracts

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

Eyeliner Lily

Digital art: Home

A Couple of Swells – Judy Garland &

Digital art: 6.20.09

Quote of the Day

Legends Online: Photographer Arnold Newm

Gene Kelly Frank Sinatra – “New York, Ne

Judy and Liza – Let Me Entertain You / T

Tactile Art: How to make Organic Play Do

that for which i am thankful II

Quote of the Day

Ella Fitzgerald — I can’t give you any

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

 

Note: the leaf in the artwork above is a real leaf

that I have digitally altered.

Jumpin Jive — Cab Calloway, Nicholas Brothers

June 20, 2009

Cab Calloway and the Nicholas Brothers from the movie

“Stormy Weather” (1943)

Nicholas Brothers in Down Argentine Way (1940)

June 13, 2009

Quote of the Day

June 12, 2009

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Examine the lives of people who

have truly excelled in any of the

arts – music, theater, dance,

sculpture – and they have one

characteristic in common: the

capacity to commit themselves

wholeheartedly to their chosen

disciplines. They do it every

day. No excuses.

 

 

David Hurn 

(1934-    )

English Photographer

Top Clicks as of 6.2.2009

June 2, 2009

 

© Diane Beaty

© Diane Beaty

 

 

 

If you have arrived

late to the site,

here are quick 

links to 30 of the

top posts thus

far:

 

 

 

 

Photography Tips: Quick and Dirty Start-

A Jane Burton Photo

Appalachian Spring — Aaron Copland

Glimpses in Time 2009 – Call for Entries

William Tell Overture Cello Opening — G

World War II Posters

that for which i’m thankful

Quote of the Day

What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

Photography Tips: Pro-like Portraits on

Life Drawing Update: Fred Hatt Cover Fea

Quote of the Day

Beach

Photography Tips: Avoiding Digital Soup

Photography: 10 Tips for Better Vacation

Quote of the Day

Flame Eternal, Light the Ages

Love in Black and White

Final Moments

Photography: New Forum for Scott Critiqu

PhotoFunia

Quote of the Day

Photographic Psychology: Abstracts

Quote of the Day

A Couple of Swells – Judy Garland &

Judy and Liza – Let Me Entertain You / T

that for which i am thankful II

Gene Kelly Frank Sinatra – “New York, Ne

Quote of the Day

Eyeliner Lily

Count Basie — Swingin’ the Blues (1941)

May 30, 2009