Launch Delayed Till The Magic Of Tech Becomes Magic Again

Trying to shift domains to the new All World Dance.

Having some problem somewhere that other people have to sort out and that means waiting for customer service on New Year’s Day.

Till then.

Happy New Year’s!

Update: Well, obviously we didn’t launch on New Year’s Day. Hopefully tomorrow things will be available.

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Why All World Dance Is Back On Hold

It’s with some disappointment and some relief that I’m announcing that All World Dance is again on hold. Indefinitely.

The short version is that, after moving the site to a WordPress.org installation and getting a taste of what it would mean to both continue my current job and to try to build this on the side, I realized I can no longer spend every waking hour on the web.

I got into web publishing a little over ten years ago and since 2005 most of my time has been spent sitting in a chair at a computer. That hasn’t been as bad as it sounds but I’m realizing I no longer have the stamina for wearing all hats and grinding it out 24/7.

All World Dance may return at a later date if I am able to put together a team with funding. There’s a huge opportunity here and the blogging/content aspect is just the tip of the iceberg. But that opportunity must await another day.

I am going to be focusing on other forms of writing that will get me out of the house and back into the offline world. There will still be much chair-sitting but less of it will be spent at a computer.

Keep up with those developments at Flux Research. Thanks for your interest. I’m sure we’ll meet again!

Indiegogo: Avayava – Contemporary Dance Festival in Pune, India

Avayava – Contemporary Dance Festival Crowdfunding Video [Source: Swapnil Dagliya]

Via Indiegogo:

“Avayava is a contemporary dance festival organised in the city of Pune, India by Swapnil Dagliya in association with Swapnil’s Performing Arts & Contemporary Ensemble (SPACE).”

“With this festival we are trying to make contemporary dance more accessible to the audience in my city — Pune and on a larger scale in India.”

“We think that art is very essential for a person’s growth and education but somehow it is a seen as a luxury in developing countries.”

“With this festival we know that we will be able to generate an awareness about the importance of arts in the audience and it will serve as a platform to inspire young artists to come forward and take it up professionally.”

“We hope that you can see why this is so important and that you can contribute in whichever way you can — small or big to help make this dream a reality.”

Get a look at last year’s festival:

Avayava 2012: A Contemporary Dance Festival [Source: Swapnil Dagliya]

Support Avayava 2013 via Indiegogo.

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Mohan Khokar Dance Archives of India Opens Exhibit
Drew Smith’s Smoke and Mirrors Features Dance by Asha Sarella of Bangalore, India
Flex FX Productions’ Bollywood Dance Company Take Bolly-Flex on Tour

Atoms For Peace (Thom Yorke): Ingenue (Music Video Choreographed by Wayne McGregor)

Atoms For Peace – Ingenue [Source: XLRecordings]

Totally awesome! Great look for both Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Wayne McGregor!

Via YouTube:

“Ingenue is taken from [the album] Amok released by XL Recordings in 2013.”

Dancers: Thom Yorke and Fukiko Takase
Director: Garth Jennings
Choreographer: Wayne McGregor

HT to NPR Music who also point to Gifs on Pitchfork!

Related All World Dance Coverage:
Clean Bandit: A&E Music Video
Candy Says: Melt Into The Sun Music Video
Dance Music Video for Daniel Savio’s Revolt

Michelle Obama & Jimmy Fallon in Evolution Of Mom Dancing

Evolution Of Mom Dancing (w/ Jimmy Fallon & Michelle Obama) [Source: latenight]

Via YouTube:

“In honor of the First Lady’s ‘Let’s Move’ campaign, and to encourage parents everywhere to get up and get moving with their kids, Jimmy Fallon and Michelle Obama present the ‘Evolution of Mom Dancing.'”

Surface Pro Breakdancing Commercial by Jon Chu

Surface Pro Commercial “The Vibe” [Source: Surface]

Via YouTube:

“Check out the latest commercial for Surface Pro! Directed by Jon Chu.”

Related All World Dance Coverage:
Dubstep Dancer Marquese Scott AKA Nonstop Featured in Roomba & Coke Commercials
The LXD Season Three: Rise of the Drifts
The LXD: Seasons 1 & 2 DVD Now Available; Plus, A Word With Director Jon Chu