Last night’s SYTYCD was one of the most uneven in terms of dances. The group dances were great, both choreographed by Sonya. Why the dudes were wearing court jester formal wear remains an open question. Jeanine’s superheroine costume displayed her super-ability to bring the elder weiner creaking back to life.
With the pairs dances, disco again rocked the house. I haven’t been a fan of Tabolean’s routines, as they often have blah choreography mixed with twee concepts and a disastrous love of props. Exhibit A: The ridiculous chained-together routine. On the other hand, the routine 2 weeks ago with Ade and late, lamented Janette (sob! America, you bastards!) was pretty good. Last night, I found myself really enjoying their routine, even thinking “hey, Tabolean really seem to be stepping up their game lately.” That nice moment was crushed seconds later when the dancers stuck their feet in boxes with smiley faces drawn on them and stomped around, ungracefully. Why, Tabolean, why? You’re the prop comics of dance!