I’m getting behind on this reality TV thing, and the season hasn’t even started yet. I only watch the dance ones (and Project Runway), and it seems there is more on the horizon! There is lots of buzz about some new shows, and this whole debate about whether So You Think You Can Dance is good or bad for the world of dance just won’t go away.
So You Think You Can Dance fever
- The Winger’s Kristin Sloan weighs in on a Chinese TV dance contest and on SYTYCD. Was she pushed into subtly weighing in on SYTYCD on her blog due to pressure from this post by Swan Lake Samba Girl? Tonya’s post was in turn inspired by this article from the NYT’s Claudia La Rocco: TV Viewers Discover Dance, and the Debate is Joined. Ms. La Rocco talked to some folks from around the dance world about how they perceive SYTYCD. Tonya’s beef was that with all the bloggers around the blogosphere chatting up SYTYCD night and day, why did Ms. La Rocco only speak with one blogger, and one who has never once posted anything about SYTYCD?
- Blogging So You Think You Can Dance is looking for tour correspondents. I’ll be representing at the Baltimore show (yep, I got tickets– thanks Beto!!!)
More reality TV buzz
- Bravo is now auditioning for its new dance reality show, Step It Up which will feature dancers already in the industry trying to make it big. Doug thinks that if any network can do a reality show tastefully, it is Bravo. Doug, you obviously have not seen WorkOut!
- ABC is auditioning for Dance War: Bruno vs Carrie Ann which on the flip side, will feature amateur dancers trying to learn different dance styles under the tutelage of two of the judges from Dancing With the Stars. This sounds like the perfect venue for me to get my big break! Do you think they’ll take me after the things I said about their show?
Wow, I am so overwhelmed by the number of links in this post and I know I’m probably forgetting something that I bookmarked. Anyhoo, I recommend Blogging SYTYCD for the latest on both SYTYCD and the other dance reality shows.