August 15, 2012
The “Hummingbird and Flower” piece from Season Two (or Three?) of SYTYCD had simply overwhelmed her when it was broadcast. Her opinion of the show was instantaneously transformed – what began as light summer entertainment for her became Required Viewing. Yes, there was Mary Murphy’s obnoxious screaming commentary, and plenty of uninspired routines every week. Hidden amidst all of that dreck were these small jewels where music, choreography and performance combined beautifully, perfectly, into Art that moved the heart and spirit. She watched each week for her favorite choreographer, Mia Michaels, whose “Addiction” piece was beyond heartbreaking, and truly a masterpiece.