Monday, June 30, 2008

[Spotlight] Napoleon & Tabitha D'umo

You probably don't know who Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo are, unless you're a hip-hop dance fanatic, or unless you've been intently watching So You Think You Can Dance this season. New to the judging and choreographing panel this season on SYTYCD, this husband and wife duo (also known as NappyTabs) has definitely been my favorite part of the show so far. We first met them during the auditions, when they helped pick the Top 20 dancers. In the last couple of episodes, they've shown America just why they were on that judging panel with some really innovative choreography. According to their bio on FOX, they've "choreographed and/or performed with recording artists such as Céline Dion, Beyoncé, Missy Elliott, Toni Braxton, Timbaland and Destiny's Child...their assistant director credits for music tours include Ricky Martin's "Black and White Tour," Christina Aguilera's "Back to Basics Tour" and Kanye West's current tour." Pretty impressive resume, I'd say.

A lot of people have been talking about their choreography for contestants Mark and Chelsie this past week, to Leona Lewis's Bleeding Love. It's become my FAVORITE performance of the season (and one of my favorites of all time ever on the show):

I LOVE IT!! I think I've watched is like 35 times by now.



They also choreographed this great number for Katee and Joshua, to Jordin Sparks/Chris Brown's No Air:


4 comments:

William said...

That was pretty gripping. The interaction between the dancers. Their ... chemistry?... little chills here and there.

les said...

aww...i loved no air more...so dramatic! i actually saw them on the tlc show "rock the reception" which is coming back later this month, so when they were on SYTYCD, i was like HEY! i know them! :)

i think it's cute that they're married and i also think it's cute that they don't even necessarily "look" like good dancers...yet they obviously are :)

Ginny said...

I had no idea who they were, but after seeing the accompanied photo and reading "hip hop dance fanatic" I am now intrigued - they so do not look like it!

Emily said...

Welcome to the world of amazement! Nap and Tab are so good at what they do. They're not only brilliant choreographers, but awesome dancers too. Have you seen Tabs on youtube? Insanity! They bring emotion into hip hop.

Not to mention they're the cutest couple on the planet. They have such a great connection and you can tell they're in love! :)