It's fairly evident that my interest in So You Think You Can Dance has declined since my blogging heyday (my disinterest is directly proportionate to Mia Michaels's interest in botox), but that doesn't mean I've stayed away completely. In addition to the "all star" format the program instated this year--where each contestant performs with a dancer from seasons past instead of a fellow competitor--one of the most welcome changes (no, I'm not going to say the absence of Mary Murphy) is the fact that they have opened up the competition performances to include same-sex duets, which not only place the dancers in more varied situations but have seemingly inspired the choreographers. (Has there been a better hip-hop routine than Beatrix and Geronimo's for Alex and Twitch? Methinks not.)
The following clip, choreographed by Travis Wall, is proof of just such inspiration. It's one of my favorite pieces they've done on the show in a long time--all the more stunning for the fact that Nigel didn't just start screaming "gay, gay, fancy pants" after they finished. Watch for yourself below!