Archie Burnett

Archie Burnett. Words do little justice to this incredible dancer who will not hesitate to wear a full tux & tails in performance, bringing utter freedom and joy to the floor.

ruling yet kind

Archie Burnett performing a soulful jacking/waacking jam

…the only way I can sum it up:

This makes us impossibly happy.

xoxo
Spectre of the Rose

Feast of The Broken Heart

My black heart has been feasting on this magnificent offering from Hercules and Love Affair since the first track was released in the spring. All the beats and bells and singers that we have come to expect from  Andy Butler’s extravaganza of dance and more.

album Andy Butler

The Feast of The Broken Heart

The whole album is wonderful from start to finish but one of stand outs is “I Try to Talk to You” featuring John Grant. Such a beautiful song and when I saw the video with the modern duet choreography I wept. Truly one of the best songs of the summer:

Here is the official playlist of the album on Youtube, although you will want to buy it so you can listen to it on every device in every room:

Feast of The Broken Heart playlist

There are so many good tracks but I would like to point a couple of more notables. The “Hercules Theme 2014”?!! Everyone should have a theme song. Such a good idea! The song “Liberty” is outstanding as well, another track featuring John Grant. Do not let him overshadow your enjoyment of Gustaph and Rouge Mary, though. They are totally fierce!

Thanks again, Andy Butler. You have made my summer better.

Javier Ninja, new father of the House of Ninja

Outrageous fierceness alert!

The hand performance is unbelievably thrilling, along with the gloves and the stage presence. Does it not give you the chills, and the satisfaction of being mortal at this precise moment just to witness it? We love the influence of waacking on this routine. Personally, I’m not a huge fan of mutation creeping in; to me it contradicts the elegance of the vogue – but there are plenty of other videos of Javier where this came from, and I’m sure his repertoire is as diverse as it is stunning.

Since Legendary Benny Ninja was shellshocked as a survivor in a terrible Metro-North train derailment, word has it that this Child may temporarily take over as the Father of the House of Ninja.

Javier Ninja, Legendary House of Ninja

The New School of Vogue