What a show in Dallas!!! Fan @HeyjoHeyyo called Mark Ballas and BC Jean “magic” together in their new “Head High” tour. You can read more of her thoughts in the photos and videos below. Beautiful! Be watching her Instagram as she may post more.
Maks And Val Chmerkovskiy “Our Way” Reviews & Photos, Dancing Expresses Their Story In Ways Words Could Not Have
Just a couple of reviews on Maks And Val Chmerkovskiy’s “Our Way” Tour. The WAE said the venue was completely full. They report “the performance was a beautiful story, told in a unique and fitting way.”. Here is a little more….
The two charismatic brothers with a passion for dance came together in their autobiographical show, “Maks and Val: Our Way.” The duo visited Wilmington as part of a 48-city tour. The theater was packed, with not a seat left empty.
Bright lights, moving stage props and fog machines added ambience. Large monitors played video clips throughout of Maks, Val and their father, while visuals and graphics added interest to the performance. Val even showcased his violin talents, while Maks and a group of dancers performed to his music.
The show’s first setting was in Ukraine, where the brothers grew up and first started taking dance classes. Moving forward, the family moves to Brooklyn, where the Chmerkovskiy family immigrated in 1994 in search of the American dream. The show continued on, depicting the struggles the family faced in a new country.
Although Maks and Val were sure to add comedy and seduction to the show, they took a more serious approach when emphasizing the importance of family in their upbringing. “This show is the story of our family,” said Val. Maks added, “Our family is the nucleus of who we are.”
Lighthearted jokes and comedic skits were integrated throughout the show in order to soften tough moments and engage the audience. One lucky woman, Tina, was even invited onto the stage for a sexy dance with Maks.
During the finale, Val performed the last number, solo. Even in that large, noisy room, you could hear his feet passionately tapping against the dance floor.
More at The WAE including some beautiful shots of Val and Maks.
Also, Richmond.com has published a piece that describes what the show is about. Here’s a little take (I think we posted something similar. I can’t remember for sure now).
The two acknowledge they have arguments like other siblings, and that they are very different personally, but they always fall back on the values their parents instilled in them.
“That’s the massive point: family first,” Maks said. After they see the show, “I want parents to look at their kids and say, ‘See, this is what I want your relationship with your sibling to be like.’ ”
The brothers will share the stage with 10 top professional dancers with skills in styles that range from hip-hop to ballroom.
“We want to do for ballroom what the play ‘Hamilton’ is doing for Broadway — provide a fresh perspective,” Val said.
During their careers, the brothers have each made a name for themselves.
“After being on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ I went from being Maks’ little brother to Valentin,” Val said. “It’s not me plus one or him plus one. We could each have our own production, but that doesn’t make sense to us.
“This might be the last time we get to perform together before we move on in our lives. This is a great opportunity to have a dream come true. Not a lot of siblings get to work in the same field together. How lucky are we?”
More at Richmond.com.
And aren’t these some beautiful pics. The first one warms my heart.
Dancing With The Stars Edyta Sliwinksa Graces Red Carpet At The Premiere Of ‘Beautiful – The Carole King Musical’
Last night, Edyta Sliwinksa attended the Premiere Of ‘Beautiful – The Carole King Musical’ and looking beautiful as always. Photos courtesy of Getty Images. Click on them to see more.
Warning: this post is jam packed. Below is a new ABC News Interview with Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy. Have you seen the Maks Mob videos? If not, see them here. Broadway World also has some cool fitness and nutrition tips from Maks. You can also watch some performances below from Maks and Val’s “Our Way” tour courtesy of a few nice fans in the audience (I’m loving the performance with Val playing his Violin. The 7 Years performance is so cool too.) Also below are some fun photos. Would you like to see the “Our Way” tour in real time? If so, see this link.
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Just a heads up on these two lovelies. Dancing With The Stars Sasha Farber and Emma Slater will be teaching a fun group dance class in Los Angeles on June 29th. Here is more info. Oh, if I olny lived a little closer.
— Emma Slater (@EmmaSlaterDance) June 23, 2016
Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas and BC Jean continue to rock their new “Head High” Tour. I’m loving the reactions and pictures from fans below. Also below is a snapchat and an interview with PopZine Online. You can also watch some new interviews and performances at SA Live and News 4 San Antonio. Dallas and Houston, you’re next! For ticket information to see Alexander Jean on tour, see Adventures In Wonderland or AlexanderJean.net.
— Layla (@layhaus) June 24, 2016
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— Madison Munoz News (@MunozMadison) June 24, 2016
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— Clarissa (@Clarissaa823) June 24, 2016
— Karina Dominguez (@KarinaDance17) June 24, 2016
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Derek Hough, Peta Murgatroyd, Bindi Irwin, Nyle DiMarco , And Dancing With The Stars Nominated For 2016 TV Scoop Awards (VOTE)
Derek Hough, Peta Murgatroyd, Bindi Irwin, Nyle DiMarco have all been nominated in the 2016 TV Scoop Awards for Best Reality/Talk Show Star. If you’d like to see any of them win, go to E Online at this link. You can also VOTE for Dancing With The Stars for Best Reality/Talk Show!!! Let’s do it, Guys! RT this post everywhere, VOTE as many times as you can, and make it happen!
Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough Seen At Disneyland In Longer Locks, Derek Hough Goes To Universal Studios
Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough changed her hair style. If you go to the Daily Mail here and here, you can view some new photos of her at Disneyland with family and out and about in Hollywood. What do you think? I like and A LOT! 🙂
And speaking of Hollywood, Derek has been having fun with family all week too. They went to Universal Studios and more. Photo below from his snap chat. Thanks to Jennie for capturing. See Pure Derek Hough for lots more updates on Derek and his adventures.
Dancing With The Stars Mark Ballas and BC Jean talked with KTLA about their new tour, EP. their wedding, Dancing With The Stars, and more. I can’t get enough of these two.
You can see some cute photos of Dancing With The Stars Peta Murgatroyd at Just Jared Jr. She looks so cute in a blue maxi dress. Maks Chmerkovskiy and a friend are pictured with her as well.
— Just Jared Jr. (@justjaredjr) June 21, 2016