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Billy Bell and Jose Ruiz – African Jazz – The Homoerotic Dance

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Billy Bell and Jose Ruiz dance African Jazz on So You Think You Can Dance

Music: The Hunt

The “hunter-prey” concept was more “top-bottom” on the dance floor really. What was the choreographer thinking?

Interesting that the show ended with the worst dance of the night. It was very awkward. I thought that Billy and Jose should get a room somewhere after this dance.

Watch the video here:

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18 comments
Tiff
Tiff

This dance isn't erotic at all. I like the dance, it's interesting. It looks like a hunter and prey dance to me. And it's clear that is all that it is. Wow.

Unkin
Unkin

I'm with rickey %1000 percent on this one...hands down the most homo choreography I have seen on sytycd. Now there could be some bias because there haven't been many male-male, female-female dances because normally they are only done during the finale however this beats anyone of them hands down and it wasn't just the dancers energy it was the choreography itself...it leads me to believe that it was originally choreographed for a man and woman to dance given the number of lifts and the types of lifts. And it was pretty clear who was pitching and who was catching as well. Rickey probably wasn't "horny" b4 he watched it but if he's anything like me he was after lol :p

Dr. Suess
Dr. Suess

Not to mention, Billy's costume had a big male reproductive organ hanging off it...

Cocopuff
Cocopuff

It wouldn't have seemed so "homoerotic" if either dancer had brought manliness into it. Billy tried to dance it with a contemporary flair and Jose just couldn't interpret the dance at all. If he could dance, say like Adechike, or even with some of Alex's power, it could have been cool. It was hard to watch because Billy looked wimpy and Jose looked whipped :)

james
james

i didn't get that vibe either. rickey was probably horny when he watched this. :))

RPG
RPG

I watched the movie with a mindset it's a homoerotic dance. But not in any way I found it homoerotic. And I did try so hard to make it homoerotic, but I can't. So I don't understand Rickey's comments...

glim12808
glim12808

I found the "top-bottom" portion of the choreography awkward. LOL!

Billy Bell is a great dancer. But perhaps if he tried to loose some of his extensions and lines (particularly his leg extensions) in his interpretation of the Cheesman choreography, maybe it would have been a more powerful performance.

Will
Will

I like this routine. Even if it was "homoerotic," I'm sure no one else cares.

Shollia
Shollia

That dance was awful. I liked the concept of it, but man, the dancers just didn't bring ANY strength or power or aggression at all.
It reminded me of that MadTV character. The redneck that acted all tough and wanted to fight everyone, and then when he starts, he hits all weak and pathetic.
That's how this routine was for me. Weak and pathetic.

Cocopuff
Cocopuff

That's probably why Jose looked uncomfortable dancing it! He was a hot mess in this dance. Billy gave it his all but Jose looked like a jelly bean just bouncing around. The judges were critical, but where was the "empty donut" comments from Mia, because this was really horrible dancing.

Gavin Zerr
Gavin Zerr

Hm, you believe what you want to see.

Tsai
Tsai

ricky had his own wild imagenation.

JAMANDA
JAMANDA

Rickey you are a Mess. I can't stop laughing at the “top-bottom” comment

violet4ever
violet4ever

I don't think it looks erotic. Looks to me like an African warrior vs animal prey.

glim12808
glim12808

yes I agree. The choreography looked like it was originally designed for male and female dancers based on the lifts and, I might add, "the top-bottom" part of the choreography. LOL!

Allison
Allison

@RPG are you a guy or a girl? Gay or straight? If you don't mind my asking...

Lexy
Lexy

I agree it's deffinately hunter and prey. I can't seem to help picturing a zebra running around almost picking on this hunter though, 'cause he just can't seem to catch the animal.