Archive for February, 2010
Having connections pays off for ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ contestant
Jonathan “Legacy” Perez. Zap2it has confirmed that Legacy will
be a part of the Academy Awards, dancing with The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers. He received the position after he helped ‘SYTYCD’ judge Adam Shankman with the audition process. Shankman is producing the Oscars with Bill Mechanic.
Unlike the Emmys, which have an Outstanding Choreography category, having dancers on the Oscars feels out of place. The five songs nominated for Best Original Song don’t have any place for breakdancers, so my only guess is that the show will open with a flashy performance. Legacy hasn’t provided any solid details to how he will be involved.
While I’m happy that Legacy has received a position, there are several other contestants that come to mind when looking for a dancer before Legacy’s name shows up. If one wants good breakdancers ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’
winners Quest Crew comes to mind, with three former SYTYCD contestants.
Legacy was eliminated the week before finals on season six of ‘SYTYCD.’ The winner of season six was krump dancer Russell Ferguson.