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ROOTS

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photo credit: Mac Dimanlig & Alex Gutierrez

 

My Roots Battle experience:

Waacking, House or Bgirlin’? My gawd I am a confused little girl.

Thing is I don’t want to be so much like a purist. I believe that dance evolves and it fuses all styles. But yes I believe in learning all foundations before breaking them… Maybe I was just so impatient.

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Because I sucked at hitting the beat, Brooklyn Terry came up to me and said, “Hey Tiny! (This was his nickname for me hahaha!) You think too much! You gotta just listen to the music & feel!!! Like… do you ever listen to music even when you’re not dancing?”

I said no.

There you go. “You have to make music your boyfriend.”

But yeah, this was just one snippet of lesson that this whole experience taught me. They have all this philosophies about dance & life that they spread, that I believe we already know. But I guess it had to take them to say it in our faces to really absorb it… And it has to take us to watch them live to really comprehend what they believe about music. Shoot, they were like making love to it!!! The energy just flowed through them, through the crowd, enveloping us with positivity. I was with Rycher Christian Alfonso & Maya Carandang that time, and I could see undeniable fire sparked in their eyes. Heck, it was the same fire I saw in Maya when we were competing at Worlds! I guess, for Allstars, it sparked something that got extinguished because of everything that has happened.

As for me, I still burn with so much passion & craving to learn everything in spite of lack of time & well, my age. I might have sucked during the battle, but at least I was in the cypher. 🙂

BILOOOOOOOOG!!!

CONGRATULATIONS & THANK YOU to Lema, Madelle, Prince & Vince for pushing this, making this all happen. I feel so sorry for those who missed this, big time. I have been to a lot of events/competitions/workshops where OG’s were present, but none of them were as special as this one. For it happened right here at our homeland. Nothing were out of place, not even the electrical breakout could kill it last night. Grabeee, sarap lahat from Pre-Selection to the Workshops, to hanging out with them, to the Finals.

CONGRATS to all the Champions, you all deserved it! Ian (grabe, kahelera ka na nina Prince & Vince!), Phil, Chris, Gadz, Haslah & partner, go out and inspire everyone! 🙂

Thank you to the Elite Force Crew, Bboy Ynot & Bboy Chen Chen, and our very own Eauj Corpuz (thanks for giving me a point btw, hehehe!).

Lastly, THANK YOU LORD for the gift of dance.



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BOBBY MILEAGE’s reply to my photo blog:  🙂

WHAT UP TINY?? IT IS OK TO WANT TO DO MORE STYLES! YOU DO NOT HAVE TO FEEL LIKE A PURIST! PEOPLE GET CONFUSED WHEN WE TALK ABOUT FOUNDATION AND LEARNING!! WE SAY THIS SO THAT PEOPLE CAN GET MORE VOCABULARY AND THEN BECOME MORE CREATIVE!! … HOUSE ALSO HAS MANY OTHER STYLES OF DANCED INFUSED IN IT! AS WELL AS ALL OUR DANCES!! BUT LIKE I TELL PEOPLE BECOME GREAT IN ONE DANCE AND THEN MOVE ON TO THE NEXT!! I CAME FROM HIP HOP AND THEN LEARNED HOUSE FOR 7 YRS BEFORE I EVEN EVER CONSIDERED TEACHING IT!! LOVE IT, LIVE IT, LEARN IT, THEN SPREAD IT!! THIS IS THE PURIST IT GETS BEING FREE INSIDE OF THE MUSIC DOING WHATEVER YOU FEEL!! IF YOU CAME TO THE CLUBS BACK IN MY DAY YOU COULD SEE MANY STYLES ROCKIN IN ONE CLUB NO MATTER THE MUSIC!! SO KEEP IT AND DO NOT THINK ABOUT SO MUCH! DANCE FOR YOUR LIFE AND FOR YOUR FREEDOM AND MIND!!
YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD!! I ALWAYS DANCED BUT DID NOT PURSUE THIS CAREER UNTIL I WAS 27 ALMOST 28YRS OLD!! SO JUST KEEP THE FIRE AND KEEP ON IMPROVING! DANCE IS LIFE!! MUCH LOVE TO THE PHILLIPINES!! THANK YOU FOR HAVING EF AND HOPE TO COME BACK AGAIN!!

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November 7, 2010 - Posted by | Blogroll, breakdance, dance

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