Carnival started 12 years ago in Los Angeles, California. Imagine being in a room with some of the most well known, talented choreographers and dancers in the industry....... I’m talking about THE industry, choreographers to stars like Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson, Beyonce, The Pussy Cat Dolls, Choreographers Wade Robison, Dave Scott & Shane Sparks & some of the dancers from MTV's America’s Best Dance Crew and FOX's So You Think You Can Dance, Tavis Payne, and the list goes on.
Authors have literary magazines. Poets have open mikes. Painters have studio open houses.
But where do top choreographers go when they want an outlet for pure dance experimentation and creativity, divorced from the demands of commercial profit and mass appeal? What started small has become a great big success with a reputation that has spread around the world. Now, the Carnival is held twice a year in London. New York, Sydney, Toykyo, as well as once nearly every month of the year in LA. Each show has a different line-up of choreographed dances that can range from ballet, modern and jazz to martial arts, old school, hip hop and krump, just to name a few.
At the World Famous Avalon, the main floor has a large, open space in front of the raised stage. Before the show starts -at 11:00 pm- bboyz, poppers, lockers and freestylers show off their moves as the club fills. By the time the show starts the place is at capacity. At the back of the club is the balcony where VIPs have reserved tables that overlook the stage. Guests have included celebrities, agents, and even members of various royal families. Dance is the greatest form of free expression. A story told through the motion of the body, love, fear, passion, anger and all of the journeys can be shown through the art of dance. This is Carnival.
Paula Abdul is teaming up with Reveille Productions to produce an ALL NEW dance show on CBS! We'll be searching across the country to find dancers that not only have talent, but the drive and passion to push themselves to the top.
Paula is looking for talented, creative, diverse and unique dancers. She's looking for Solos, Duos, Trios & Groups of ALL STYLES, ALL AGES.
Prize Money • $500,000 • Winner Takes All
Paula's celebration of dance meets the ultimate competition when a half-million dollars is at stake!
The LXD has won Advertising Age’s prestigious Media Vanguard Award for BEST ORIGINAL WEB SERIES, as its in mid form for Season 2 on Internet Station Hulu, and features Carey Yasis of Carnival (Karey), playing a bad, bad, man, who would like nothing more than to take down the Legion (LXD Legion of Extraordinary Dancers, just in case you lived under a rock for the past few weeks!)
Whether you lean toward the “vast wasteland” or “infinitely entertaining” characterization of the online video space, it’s safe to say you probably hadn’t seen anything like “Legion of Extraordinary Dancers” when it made its debut on Hulu in July.
Created by Jon M. Chu, produced by Mr. Chu and Hieu Ho in partnership with Agility Studios and distributed by Paramount Digital Entertainment, this richly produced series that follows a cast of highly talented dancers has arguably ushered in a new auteur movement in webisodic broadcasting. It launched with a fan base out of the gate, thanks to performances at the 2010 TED Conference and the Academy Awards, and has been rolling out globally through the year.
You've never seen a superhero story like the Legion of Extraordinary Dancers, or the LXD. The first three episodes of this heroic-dance webseries are online now.
Even if you're not a fan of dance, it's worth checking out the LXD just for a new visual spin on the superhero genre. It's full of cool spins on the heroic archetypes from your favorite comic books. Not to mention appearances by people like Glee's Harry Shum and Veronica Mars' Ryan Hansen. Tons of people have been buzzing about the romantic, intense third episode, "Robot Lovestory," A man is confined to a hospital, under the care of a distinctly sinister looking doctor who seems to make his patients freak out. But there's more to this patient than meets the eye, and there are people around him who are looking out for. And then they dance it out!
West Hollywood (myFOXla.com) - Every month some of LA's top talent shows what it can really do at the Choreographer's Ball. It's a chance for dancers and choreographers to let loose and do it their way. Hal Eisner was in West Hollywood where Halloween was the theme.
It was a sad day on Thursday, January 28, 2010 as the world loses a legendary street dance pioneer Greg Campbellock Jr from the infamous "The Lockers."
During the 11th Year Anniversary of the Carnival Choreographers Ball held at the Vanguard last Wednesday, January 27, 2010, "The Lockers" were being honored with a special award from the organization along with other notable dance choreographers such as Toni Basil, Greg Campbellock Jr, fainted and was taken to the hospital.
First word of his passing was received by this reporter from Maryss From Paris Courchinoux of The Beat Freaks. According to Courchinoux tweeter yesterday, "He was the sweetest, kindest man, please keep him in prayers. Funk & dance mourning!"
Campbellock Jr's was a big part of "The Lockers." Quoted from The Lockers' site, "The Lockers were created in 1973, eight years before MTV and thirty-two years before any dance competition television shows. The Group as a whole broke down many barriers." They helped give the locking dance form a place in history as part of the Great American Art Form.
As quoted by Justin Timberlake, "The Lockers were the pioneers that founded a place for street dance in pop culture."
Greg Campbellock Jr will be missed by all in the dance community and beyond. Greg Campbellock Jr 1952-2010.
Carnival started 11 years ago in Los Angeles, Califrnia. Imagine being in a room with some of the most well known, talented choreographers and dancers in the industry....... I'm talking about THE industry, choreographers to stars like Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson, Beyonce, The Pussy Cat Dolls, Choreographers Wade Robison, Dave Scott & Shane Sparks & some of the dancers from MTV's America's Best Dance Crew and FOX's So You Think You Can Dance. Dance is the greatest form of free expression. A story told through the motion of the body, love, fear, passion, anger and all of the journeys can be shown through the art of dance.
This is Carnival. We will also be highlighting one of the performers: Kimberly Cole is a gifted singer, songwriter, musician and stage performer with a debut EP titled, "Superstar" out now and a new release set for 2010. She has performed with acts like Katy Perry, LMFAO and Shiny Toy Guns. Kimberly is one of Twitter.com's featured suggested users with well over 1 million followers and a MySpace Records family member with a marketing and promotion deal. Her catchy tunes are clever, irresistible and top 40 friendly.r…she is the one to watch.