Imagine your OTP in any domestic/angsty/smutty situation (which you’re probably doing all the time)
With one partner being very dominant
For example, dancing - who’s steering very determinedly?
Snogging - who’s pinning their partner down to the floor/bed and having absolute control?
They’re moving to a new house/flat - who’s ordering everyone around?
Now you know who’s the dominant one in that situation - make them tiny. And by tiny I mean literally a foot shorter (at the very least) than their partner (and everyone else)
Make them a tiny horny/angry/fluffy little ball of ferocity
Reimagine your situation.
Your dancer is being dragged around by a tiny but strict little dancing pro
The Tiny One has to stand on a chair to press their partner against a wall while snogging
Gracious Person B being bossed around by a smol bossy bean
And let’s not forget
Baby A comforting their much taller partner, who’s sobbing into their chest
On Wednesday evening’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, former One Direction heartthrob Liam Payne made his prime time television debut as a solo artist with a performance of his new single, “Strip That Down.” The big news for Payne fans is that he chose to accompany his tune with some slick dance moves. Lots of slick dance moves.
As part of the famous fivesome, Payne and the boys were known for their tongue-in-cheek attitude towards dancing: mainly, they avoided it. (Or if they did engage in some light choreography, it was with a wink and a nod to the fact that they certainly weren’t dance impresarios like their boy band forebears the Backstreet Boys or *NSYNC, groups of guys known for their sharply synchronized moves.)
But Payne is bucking the anti-choreography trend and kicking off his independent career with a much more pro-dance attitude, to the delight of fans. His performance of a minimalist version of hip hop bop “Strip That Down” lit up Twitter as long-time supporters finally saw what he’s working with, moves-wise. Joined by a few backup dancers silhouetted all in black, Payne shimmied, chasséd, and even threw in some fancy footwork while singing through the track. Looks like he’s feeling just fine onstage on his own.
THE BEST THING EVER IN THAT VID IS WHEN THEY START PLAYING CHAINED UP TAEKWOON JUST IMMEDIATELY RISES FROM THE FLOOR, CLAPS CLOSED THE FUCKING FAN LIKE A PRO AND STARTS DANCING THE CHOREO TO CHAINED UP AND ITS JUST SUCH AN IMMEDIATE REACTION AND HIS EYES DONT EVEN CHANGE IT JUST LOOKS SO FUNNY YOU JUST SEE HIM PROGRESSING WHAT HE DID AFTER HES ALREADY DONE IT IM LAUGHIGN SO HARD
You can tell how bts are so humble and cherish every moment they are having from this fame as if they still can’t believe it. You notice in every single concert, they film each other with their own go pros dancing and having fun even though there are tons of cameras filming them for a dvd. It’s like they want to have their own view of it all saved as if it’s all going to disappear at any moment. And that they are going to look back on these videos and remember these happy moments when they get old. They are extremely aware of how this industry works and how it’s a matter of time that the fame can get lost or burried under a new artist or because of a small mistake, them getting bigger and bigger is an absolute happiness for them and this right now and everything that is happening to them, for them is the most beautiful moment in life.
If we were to say that among all the idol groups, NCT127 is a group who has accomplished a lot in music, dares to experiment, and that their gradual change from a young and inexperienced group to now a more mature group with a whiff of ability to influence, then maybe you’ll be able to read and understand Dong Sicheng. This boy is one of the best dancers of the group, he puts in the energy a youth has with his mature charms together, combining his cool personality and fashionable image that blends well together, and as well as exhibiting them all together with music and dance.
Dong Sicheng and Ceci’s meeting was set for an afternoon during the earlier days of June, and there weren’t much entourage nor an extravagant publicized set. His tall height and lean body, with the soft breeze that is blowing past lightly lifting up his clothes, combining with a newcomer’s feeling of nervousness and sense of unfamiliarity, as well as the unchanging expressions of the “perfect male idol” he is in front of the media’s cameras, bring about the anticipation and curiosity people have for his future, it seems like this is the charisma that young people possess.
During the interview, this boy manages to get used to us easily. Most of the time, he was serious and direct with his answers, and when faced with the editor’s impromptu questions, he would always smile politely, and then stop and think carefully about an answer, giving off the vibes of a shy young boy. For a rookie that debuted only for a year, all of Dong Sicheng’s replies were right to the point, to use popular internet phrases to describe, it means that his answers were sincere and less rigid. The editor found on the internet that fans described him as someone who “sincerely loves to play around*” and during their interaction, the editor managed to see that for themselves. Bright and clear exterior, natural and unrestrained way of communicating, poses and angles that were approved easily for the shoot, his excellent control of expressions and as well as his ability to manipulate with the props on the set, it is easy to forget that this is boy is only 19 years old. Up until the shoot for the first outfit is over, probably due to his years of on-stage experience and the understanding towards the needs of the photographer, while looking through the pictures he received many praises from the staffs that were present, only then Dong Sicheng’s face let out a relaxed expression.
* t/n: That’s actually an internet phrase, or like a way chinese fans describe Winwin’s personality however I’m not too sure if i’m right but i hope that is what the phrase roughly means!
PROS AND CONS OF DANCING
As of June, the 3rd mini album < NCT #127 CHERRY BOMB> of Korea’s rookie group NCT 127, which Dong Sicheng is a part of, has entered the charts. Not disappointing the expectations of others with regards to their music, the style of their new album has improved from their previous ones, and the genre of this album is “hip-hop & electronic” combined with sexiness, maturity, elements of capability, as well as the slight weakening of the young and inexperienced appeal that was on their previous album, bringing to us a more powerful and trendy work of music. Therefore having such an experimental and conceptualized type of song as their title track, the choreography can not be done carelessly, more tricks and challenges were thrown to the group, and for Dong Sicheng who’s forte is dancing has to shoulder this responsibility.
Some get to know their surrounding by constantly moving around, while others have to be in a familiar environment, only then they will be able to calm down; however, to Dong Sicheng, dancing is his way of getting used to communicating with the world, and also the biggest “luck” in life. From the unwillingness to comply with his parent’s suggestion of taking up dancing at the start, to entering a dance academy in the end, then getting into Central Academy of Drama, till now debuting in a foreign country & walking towards bigger stages, Dong Sicheng has walked on this road for over 10 years. During the start, from playfully skipping classes to refusing to attend training sessions, through the way he describes them I could hear that his past was still vividly etched in his mind. Also, the delightfulness of dancing and the run-in with it motivated him even more to find happiness and possibilities in dance. To explain in Dong Sicheng’s words, dancing is like a friend that grew up with him, understanding each another, and also occasionally crossing paths with one another. The intimate relationship between him and dance can not be compared with anything else in the world. And so during the intervals of the shoot, at moments where he was unable to get the pose, similarly to the times during backstage where he feels the most nervous, he would unknowingly use dance to calm himself down. And when the spotlights on stage light up for him, along with all the audiences’ attention on him as he dances, that is the moment where Dong Sicheng feels the happiest and relaxed, this “lucky” attachment to dance allowed him to become the brightest star on stage.
Similarly to sports, dance practices were never said to be easy, and to Dong Sicheng it was no exception. On the contrary, because he was familiar with dancing, he had to put in, even more, effort and work even harder. Dong Sicheng said himself that he was the stubborn type, and in his fan’s point of view, his stubbornness only arises towards certain situations. And in terms of dancing, a lot of it really goes into constant practicing so as to polish his skills. From the earliest of wanting to strengthen his thigh muscles, he treated morning jogs as though it was something extremely normal, and after he joined the team, he took their difference in skills and concluded that his skills were “weaker” compared to them, and within a year, he broke out of the original way of dancing to traditional Chinese dance that he learnt over the years, and picked up the essence of modern dance, incorporating the rhythm and beats of modern dance to his usual way of dancing. And behind all those sweat, only after his performance on stage is over that his heart feels contented, and those sweat are the reason for the smile on his face.
A BOY TO A MAN
Speaking of changes, seeing the staffs around him from his debut till now, the biggest change so far is the process whereby he transformed from a boy to a man. Being a trainee from the start, a young and inexperienced boy with eyes full of confusion and vitality, till the young boy who was nervous for his first appearance on “Day Day Up”, and now enjoying his time on stage as a newly promoting idol group, in this 1 year Dong Sicheng’s vision has became more determined, his Korean has gotten more proficient, and the staffs that were by his side has also become more like a family to him.
Raising this up, Dong Sicheng actually laughed shyly and embarrassedly, as he used the words “I’ve matured” to describe his own growth. To him, this past year was a lot more on learning and adapting. Being the only Chinese member of NCT127, the difference in language, culture, and way of living was one of the things he had to work hard on adapting to, besides being on stage. When he first stepped into Korea the custom of greeting based on seniority was one of the barriers he faced, and the way he got used to it was by starting it bit by bit. In the beginning it was hard to communicate with his other members due to the language barrier, however, after spending time together and knowing each other better, they became an inseparable team. Reminiscing the events that happened the past 1 year, Dong Sicheng will always bring up the mistakes he made as a newcomer, enlivening up the atmosphere. And at the place of shooting, the editor saw that he (sicheng) could comfortably use Korean to communicate with the staff, and even considerately bought drinks for them, everyone was just like friends working in beat together, this is all because of his day after day of hard work which made this relationship inextricably linked.
The passing from a boy to a man may just be a state of life, but yet he still has that calm and understanding mindset, at the same time not losing the inquisitive and spirit a boy has. This is probably the most important time of our lives, we can become braver in unfavorable circumstances, and stronger in favorable circumstances. And the so called pain and self-discipline will eventually turn into something good that remains. Every nice surprise is a reward after those hardships. For the Dong Sicheng who will grow with experience, and will gradually have a more confident attitude, and welcome the every single stage that he will be a part of, and will also appear with an impressive attitude, to showcase his own form of success, will definitely be able to write out his own annotation for success as well. Young ones are invading, let’s anticipate the future.
okay BUT the way abortion is represented in Dirty Dancing is so important. It almost kills her, NOT because it’s an inherently dangerous procedure or because it’s subtextually representative of punishing women for their sexuality, but because the proper medical care is not AVAILABLE to this poor young, desperate woman. So she settles for the epitome of a back alley abortion as her only recourse, and even then paying for it is almost impossible. And that’s the point. Plus, it’s not just a side thing, the plot is COMPLETELY dependent on a young, poor woman wanting to have an unwanted pregnancy terminated, and being hurt in the process. Even NOW, abortion is barely even mentioned in popular media, and when it is, it’s usually in the context of a Good Christian Girl (e.g. Quinn Fabray) who would never do such a thing because she Wasn’t Brought Up That Way. And especially considering this came out around 30 years ago? It’s kind of revolutionary.
She’s gonna put in work, work, work, work, work! Fifth Harmony‘s Normani Kordei is joining the cast of Dancing with the Stars, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.
Though ABC has no official comment on the news ahead of the full cast reveal on Good Morning America next week, a source confirms the 20-year-old member of the hit girl pop group and global ambassador for the American cancer society will compete on the dance competition’s 24th season.
A second source confirms that dance pros Sharna Burgess and Jenna Johnson will be returning. The two join confirmed pros Witney Carson, brothers Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy and Maks’ fiancée Peta Murgatroyd, who will hit the dance floor just two and a half months after giving birth to son Shai Aleksander.
PEOPLE previously confirmed that Olympic medalist Simone Biles and former A-Team star Mr. T will also be joining the cast.
The upcoming season premieres next month, during the first two weeks of which time Fifth Harmony will be touring in Asia while writing and recording a new album, meaning Kordei’s partner will be flying back and forth with her to rehearse.B
But it’s not the first time a DWTS cast member has joined the competition with an already jam-packed schedule, and in seasons past, the show’s pros have regularly traveled to accommodate their celebrity partners.
On season 22, Wanya Morris competed while Boyz II Men was on a reunion tour, and Ginger Zee juggled the competition with her full-time job as GMA‘s weather anchor and her son Adrian, who was just 13 weeks old when the season premiered. In fact, season 23’s Laurie Hernandez was also on a gymnastics tour throughout the competition and she took home the Mirrorball Trophy — so anything is possible!
Dancing with the Stars premieres March 20 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
It was getting late. Your last lesson was supposed to start at 10 and you had agreed in meeting one last person but the guy wasn’t showing up. Your friend had told you about his co-worker wanting to take Tango classes, but you had rent the place for a couple of hours, and it was closing soon.
Tango was more than a dance for you. It was like a language, something silent between two people trying to connect.
But this guy was taking it lightly, thinking that maybe you had all the time in the world.
You started stretching, your body already getting tense from all the lessons you already did today and a couple of minutes later, a knock on the door made you raise your head.
A guy was standing in front of you, his breath short and forehead damp with perspiration.