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Earned It

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Someone sent me the first video below, and I cannot stop watching it, and only partly because I’m always a little obsessed with the song. The music is Earned It by The Weekend as choreographed by Sheryl Murakami. It is how I always imagined the song performed in the dance movie in my head. (You have one of those too, right?) Perfect choreography, perfect staging, they even spaced out the hair styles and colors just right. I’m all agog.

Murakami is one of the teachers at the well-known Broadway Dance Center, where pretty much all of New York has taken a class at some point. The choreographer is a Los Angeles native who trained in classical ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and salsa. The woman is good at everything, and as a result, her choreography is a fascinating balance of styles.

Sheryl Murakami is really the current queen of the chair dance. Her gorgeous use of dancers’ bodies is very, very Fosse 2021, and I feel like it’s going to stick with me. During her dancing days, Murakami was of Lady Gaga’s former back up dancers, and appeared in the music video for “Just Dance.” She has also worked as choreographer for Avril Lavigne, Kat Graham, and Beyoncé.

You can watch more of Sheryl Murakami’s amazing choreography on her website and on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

2 thoughts on “Earned It

  1. Dianna needs to out a warning on today’s post. Beautiful girls, leather jackets got my heart beating too fast for an 80-year male. WOW oh WOW. Doesn’t happen often but I might need a cold shower after watching the videos today. Due to the pandemic most if not all the shows in NY are shut down. Also, thanks to Cher and Michael Jackson who I think started it, dancers today are finding work in a lot of music tours. I had to watch a couple of times today and will watch again and again the ladies were just as strong as the males.
    G R E A T work. Yes, I would pay to see them live. Hal

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