Originally Posted by Charles R
I enjoyed the guest judge even though he held his punches you could mostly read between the lines. He even had constructive criticism for a couple of the dancers. At times I wonder how the dance world looks at
SYTYCD... with the success of their alumni (in certain fields) I'm guessing they don't diss it too badly. They tend to emphasis the personality and projection aspect of dance versus the technical side which you think they would address. Perhaps because if they did they would come across as killing them... or perhaps since the show casts to a large degree with this in mind they find them rather unique... compared to who they typically hire.
The last two guest judges, Michael Nunn and Billy Trevitt (BalletBoyz) have a show called Chance to Dance
that just started last week. (If you missed it, then you've already missed the best part...they picked 11 of their 24 dancers in talent-rich Salt Lake City.) They started out casting for technical talent and quickly learned that charisma, personality, and acting ability were far more important than they ever realized. There are a million Danny Tidwells in the world; talented, yet bland and boring...yet there's only one Twitch, and he's enjoying huge fame and success with far more to come.
Also, given the pathetically unimpressive so-called "professional" guest performances we've seen on this show, you'd think that the guest judges shouldn't
be too harsh on our SYTYCD girls and boys.