My favourite dances of season 11 Part 3 (Part 1) (Part 2)

Hi, I love your blog and so you think you can dance! Do you know the name of the contemporary dance where there were red ties from the ceiling, I think Travis Wall choreographed. I've been trying to find it everywhere. If you don't remember that's alright. Thanks :)

Hanging By A Thread" from season 10? :)

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Zack + Jacque + Mary at the finale photo booth! Cute.

Anonymous
Ricky's the new Travis Wall, and that's saying something because that's a comparison i never make, but Ricky's just that good and i'm soooo happy he won :)

Lol, I think he would’ve had to come in second to be the new Travis wall, but I get your point. I think Ricky’s extension might be beyond Travis’ anyway. I’m glad your fave won tho :)

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Just chiming in on the Tyce choreography discussion: another example of him blatantly copying the tone/style/original concepts of another choreographer is his (frankly offensive) "hobo" routine from last season, with Amy and Fikshun. In season four, Wade Robson's routine for Sara and Jesus featured a "dancing vagabond" theme and a song from the Triplets of Belleville. Tyce used the same idea, made it over-the-top, and even used a song from the same soundtrack. Tyce is really a problem.

Exactly. Once is chance, twice is coincidence, three times is a pattern.

Anonymous
well damn :/ and tyce was like one of my favorite choreographers ever on that show. thank you for answering me!

No problem :) Tyce can be pretty problematic, but he has done some great routines. I obviously have issues with him, but I’ll give him that.

(continued) Just because a choreographer takes similar movements, or similar concepts from other routines they may have produced doesn't make what they produce for another show, or a new routine of the same show any less amazing, nor do I find them to be copies of each other. It's creativity and playing with similar ideas - nothing wrong with that in my opinion as a viewer of dance. Valerie and Zach did well and it's so important to have disability representation in such a way as this.

The reason likely why they get away with stuff like that is because it’s a different show, for a different country - Most North Americans probably wouldn’t watch a show like this in a language they don’t understand - unless they do in fact come from those countries originally and speak those particular languages.

Tyce didn’t choreographed either of those routines though. He wasn’t rehashing a routine he did three years ago, he was directly imitating some one else’s work. I’m not trying to discredit Valerie or Zack. It definitely was a stand out moment for the both them, and some of the best acting & chemistry we’ve seen this season. I just don’t think Tyce should get credit where credit isn’t due

Anonymous
It's not embarrassing at all that Tyce Diorio was inspired by another routine - or used a similar concept from past routines that he may have choreographed. Look at the story behind the routine in the Ukrainian piece - two visually impaired characters, not just one. Therefore the context of the story behind the routine is slightly different. The second Ukrainian routine you mentioned doesn't look like it's a similar concept at all - it's just another contemporary dance.

I’m sorry but changing the dance from two blind characters to one doesn’t put him in the clear. I know the links may have been confusing so let me clarify that the second routine was in relation to Chehon & Kathryn’s routine, not Val & Zack’s, because I don’t know how you could miss the blatant imitation regarding the use of the suitcase & lifts. I don’t mind that he was inspired by those routines but copying exact concepts—even if slightly altered and exact moves doesn’t fly with me. 

Edit: Let me also point out that he didn’t choreograph either of those routines. He appeared as a guest judge and was in the audience for the second Ukrainian routine.

Anonymous
What do you mean by that tag in your last post? Where did Tyce "steal" that choreography from?

Maybe “steal” isn’t the right word but “heavily inspired” to the point where the imitation is pretty obvious may be close. Compare this routine from SYTYCD Ukraine to Val & Zack’s and you’ll see what I mean. He did the same thing with "Eli Eli" from season 9 with Chehon & Kathryn too. The fact that Tyce has actually appeared on the Ukrainian program makes it that more embarrassing.

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