I had the most epic dance-off with Robyn. She has serious moves. She’s like a robot, she won’t stop dancing. I was wearing this black leather mesh combo, absolutely sweating, and she was just bouncing around like she was five years old. I’m a lot younger than her and I was on the floor dying— she was backflipping and booty-shaking on the chairs.Charli XCX talks about the best thing she did last year in our latest Guest List. (via pitchfork)
It’s one-thirty in the morning & right now to me this is the best thing on YouTube. I’m mesmerized & I need to go to bed. Starring Nathan Barnatt using the song “Something Good Can Work” by Two Door Cinema Club.
So tonight, after my housemate kept asking me to go along, I went to one of those “barefoot dances” that are held in churches or community centers. I was nearly dragged there with all my introverted dread! But I’m doing this thing were I try new stuff, especially if it makes me uncomfortable. It was bizarre, which is how freestylers usually look to outsiders or really anyone from my generation’s club-culture. Luckily, I honestly adore dancing (I took tap lessons from a young age through senior high). After swaying in the corner by myself for a few songs, I became more comfortable & I began to notice that this was just a nice group of folks who need community like the rest of us, who really (really) love to shake it. There were also extremely kind ones who made a point to introduce themselves or help make me acquainted with how to freestyle or ask me to dance. I was really struck with the variety of people that showed up, some are obviously dancers, some are straight hippies, some are nearby college students wanting to blow off steam & lots of regulars. When you just ignore the ones rolling around on the floor, enjoy the music, stop caring about what’s going on around & simply move for your own benefit, it’s awesome. I made some new friends tonight, too, so definitely going again!
GPOY, “celebrating my sister’s dirty thirty at der cluurb” edition. I don’t go out a lot, but when I do, it gets a little berserk. People were giving me a wide berth on the dance floor… no regrets, tho.
Annabelle Dances & Dances by W.K.L. Dickson, 1894 — 1897
The first known footage of dancing on film. Annabelle was also one of the first Ziegfeld Follies girls. This is so pretty.