Lauren Froderman and Mark Kanemura – Tahitian Dance – Duck in Heat
Lauren Froderman and Mark Kanemura dance a Tahitian Dance on So You Think You Can Dance
OK, the costumes really sucked. LOL But I loved the non-stop booty shake!
Adam Shankman: It was amazing.
Mia Michaels: It was like a duck in heat.
Nigel Lythgoe: I don’t know what to say.
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Happy to see that Mark did his 'uwehe' well. And Lauren did absolutely wondering *sigh, I miss my dancing Polynesian days* Don't you dare say those costumes sucked. Have you not been to Hawaii to see the Polynesian shows here?? Geez, such a New Yorker.
My children have been and are Polynesian dancers so I was watching the quality of the paoti more than Lauren. But after reviewing the video here, I think she dis a good job. Her shoulders and upper body work was nice and movement was rhythmic. The modern dance elements - body contact, etc. threw me off a lot at first but then I had to remember that most people are not familiar with this style and needed something to be able to relate to.
Tahitian is not something that can be learned quickly- and the physicality is very strenuous. Lauren did a good job.
Hmmmm? Was Lauren there? Really? Well, I voted for her to make up for my guilt at not watching her at all so she shouldn't be too mad! But Mark, come ON! The intensity, the sharpness, the power, the gorgeousness!! And I thought the dance was fun too. :)
as a hawaiian and tahitian dancer, i must say that it was good for beginner dancers. something you would see at in the amateur division at a tahiti fete. i was very entertained.
It was amazing...the dancers on YouTube were doing the same moves as Lauren & Mark. I've also seen it live and they represented the Polynesian culture very well.
I like seeing new types of dance and this was definitely light years better than the Russian dance experiment a couple of years ago!
I thought the costumes were great actually. Well.. more Mark's than hers.
I dunno.. the dance was interesting and the girl can def shake those hips, but that's all it was.
The dance was WAY too simple and I dunno, didn't really bring anything.
Why they always introduce some dance style never heard of it.how can ppl vote if we don't know it was right or not?
I don't know what this was - but it definitely was not Tahitian! Go on Youtube and watch some real groups from Tahiti if you want to see what it is suppose to look like. Sad! I was hoping to see the Polynesian culture represented properly!
i applaud you for getting this posted faster than lauren booty shaked - that girl must have bionics in those hips
I agree with LizKauai I personally dance polynesian more so tahitian and it isn't something you can pick up in a week or two. there moves were very modern but very good. I LOVE Marks costume and have since gotten an idea for my own solo competition piece. :D Mark did great along with Lauren
I agree with Jiggamang mainstream tv audience are westerners, they won't fully appreciate our culture so you need to think outside the box like Tiana (choreographer) did and compromise some traditional movements that you're probably use to seeing and fusing it with some contemporary movements to add a bit of pizazz to the very short timeframe they were given, keeping in mind these two dancers had no experience in island dancing and had 3 days to learn it...so i think they DESERVE an applaud and hat off to Tiana who did a great job in prepping them:)
I think it was Tahitian-inspired dance...
In this show, all cultural dances are never quite the way you would see it out in the field. As a Philippine Dance practitioner, you have to choreograph in a way that makes it palatable to Western aesthetics.