Calling Julianne and Derek “Triple Threats” Ms Beckel writes a glowing review of MOVE after the visited the Susquahanna Bank Center in Camden.
I thought the show was the perfect mix of Derek and Julianne dancing together, solo and with the other dancers. One of my favorites was a dance with umbrellas to the classic “Singin’ in the Rain.” Derek and Julianne also performed an amazing, emotional contemporary duet to Sia’s “Elastic Heart” that they also performed on Dancing with the Stars. Derek and Julianne truly are triple-threat powerhouses who can sing, dance and act. Be sure to check them out next time they are in town!
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Adriana Nocco wrote a beautiful review about “Move Live on Tour” from when she saw the show at Radio City Music Hall in New York and posted it yesterday on “On Stage Blog“. Adriana says that if she was a judge on Dancing with the stars, she would give them 10 out of 10…I think we agree! 😉
“Is there ANYTHING that the Hough siblings cannot do? I found myself consistently asking myself this question on July 9th, when I attended a performance of MOVE, the summer touring show that Julianne and Derek Hough headline, at Radio City Music Hall. It thoroughly amazes me that both members of the stunning, charismatic, multi-talented duo are from the same gene pool (correction: multi-million dollar genetic LOTTERY). If they weren’t so likable, sweet, and simply delightful to be around, I feel that it would be tempting for many people to resent how flawless they are; they just have SO much going for them that it’s almost unfair to the rest of the world. Anyway, with that being said, I adore them, and thought that MOVE was brilliant, a ton of fun to experience.”
Over the weekend an interview was posted with Julianne. She spoke, from Boston, with David Benson of the Times Recorder.
CLEVELAND – In the driver’s seat is exactly where entertainer superstar Julianne Hough finds her career these days.
Q: In addition to the “Move Live on Tour,” there’s also the “Dancing With the Stars Live! Tour.” How is it in this day and age two dance tours can not only be on the road simultaneously but both be successful?
A: Dance in America has been so well received over the last 10 years. Whereas now with all of the television shows we have, whether it’s “Dancing With the Stars” or “So You Think You Can Dance” or YouTube, everybody is so well versed on what dance is. There’s an appreciation for it. Now, our live show is very different. The “Dancing With the Stars” tour has a lot of stuff you’ve seen on the show, but our performance has every style of dance possible, not just ballroom and Latin dancing. You can go see that show and come see ours, and get completely different experiences.
And onto the review by Ray Kelly of Mass Live for yesterday’s evening show at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.
UNCASVILLE, Connecticut – If the “MOVE Live on Tour” performance at the Mohegan Sun Casino on Sunday night had been an episode of “Dancing With the Stars,” it would have scored an 11.
Less than a month ago, the official “DWTS” tour stopped at Mohegan Sun. “MOVE Live on Tour” eclipsed that fine show in terms of dazzling choreography, unstoppable energy, classy costumes and top notch production and staging.
Two wonderful reviews from BroadwayWorld.com and Communities Digital News (CDN). Below are excerpts from both:
Dancers touring like rock stars might invoke some doubt, but the motto of Derek and Julianne Hough’s Move Live on Tour is “Motion=Emotion,” and it’s a safe bet that the audience at Wolf Trap on Friday night was feeling it. One of the great trends over the past decade, has been the emergence of a measure of fame for dancers who, in the past, would have been nameless talent backing up the headliner. Even in the most hallowed ballet companies, it is the principal dancers who get the billing. But with the advent of shows like Dancing With the Stars, where the Houghs gained their reputations, to So You Think You Can Dance, and America’s Best Dance Crew, we’re now getting to know the names and faces of a multitude of dancers in more dance styles than most of us knew existed, and these performers are finally getting their due. In the case of this charismatic, talented and yes, attractive, sibling duo, they’ve more than earned the recognition
Not unlike DWTS where he is the moral compass of the show, guiding us to the next best performance, in Move he lets Julianne shine and without a doubt she is an energetic performer and hoofs with the best of them offering a perfect comedic foil to Derek’s more sober presence.
And the stage did not contain him. He could be found in the side aisles or at the back of the Filene Center watching the show. Filene Center also has a “special” section that is walled off to keep those not fortunate enough to score the first few rows of tickets. While some may see that as a barrier, Derek saw it as a balance beam, nimbly dancing along its no more than 3′ width.
You can read a lovely review of Move Live On Tour written by Matt Chandler here. Can Derek and Jules find the same success on the road? Of course… YES! 🙂
“[…] From the moment they took the stage, it was clear it wasn’t your average evening of live dance, music or theater. Backed by a 10-member dance troupe, Derek and Julianne, or “Jules,” as her older brother affectionately referred to her, worked their magic for a near-capacity crowd in the Events Center.
Whether it was Julianne eliciting a collective gasp as she fell backwards from the elevated stage into the arms of her dance-mates, or Derek shredding his black muscle shirt and tossing it into a sea of adoring ladies, the Houghs showed why America has fallen in love with them.”
Derek, Julianne and the rest of Move Live on Tour have arrived in Niagara Falls, New York for shows tonight and tomorrow. Thom Jennings talked to Derek, via phone, in advance of their arrival. Below is an excerpt:
“This year has been particularly crazy, I did 13 shows a week at Radio City during the season, getting injured wasn’t part of the plan but I recovered quickly. Then we went straight on the road doing shows in 40 different cities,” Derek noted during a recent phone interview.
“Going out and performing live is a special experience,” he said. “It’s not just to put on a good show, hopefully we inspire people to get up, move and feel good. It’s a lot of hard work but it’s fulfilling.”
Be sure to read the whole Niagara Gazzette article where he also speaks about DWTS, Amy and Kellie.
A new interview with Derek was posted in Washington Post where he talks about Move Live on Tour, Dancing with the Stars and more. An interesting article from Caitlin Gibson! We are adding some of the article below but be sure to check it out here.
“CG: You choreographed the incredible routine that helped Olympic ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White win the gold medal. What was it like to choreograph a routine for ice instead of the stage? DH: It was one of those opportunities that kind of came up and they asked me to choreograph it, and I was honored and flattered, but I was also kind of worried. I wasn’t sure if I knew what I was doing, since it was on ice. But it turned out to be great, and obviously they won and it was extremely exciting. Working with them was amazing. They’re the sweetest, kindest people.
CG: I have to ask: You’ve danced with so many celebrities on “Dancing With the Stars.” Have you had a favorite partner, or any that stood out from the others for any reason? DH: The season with [“American Idol” star and country music singer] Kellie Pickler, because it was the season when I kind of came back to the show with a different outlook and a new perspective, and so for me it was almost like joining the show for the first time again. That season was special.”
Derek talked to Steve Duffy and Lynnhappens for a quick Q&A where he talks about Move Live on Tour, Julianne and more. Check all his answers in Lynnhappens 🙂
“SD: How did the idea for the tour happen? DH: I missed performing live. I love the energy of the audience. I really feel at home on stage. I wanted to create something that would give me that feeling. My sister and I were always being asked when we were going to do something together. What I love about this show is all about what we want to do with no “Hollywood formula.” It’s entertaining and fun. It is a mission to get people moving.
SD: What is the easiest dance for someone with two left feet to learn? DH: The two-step, especially because it is basically two steps [laughs]. For anyone wanting to learn to dance I would suggest line dancing. It is simple and a great place to start.“
Awwww!!!! What a great story!! Local 10 News was playing matchmaker and they…succeeded. Please read the entire article here: Local 10 News
“She’s lived through two world wars, the Great Depression and the advent of television and the Internet. She’s Hallandale Beach resident Mazie Ford, and for her 109th birthday, she wanted to reach the stars.
[…] Ford, accompanied by her daughter, Johann Levinson, met the dancing duo, took pictures and shared a brief conversation.
“I was very excited,” remarked Ford. “I’ve been watching them since the program started and I felt as though I knew them.”
So yesterday I was surprised by my coworkers with these lovely clippings:
Post and Courier cover and weekly entertainment section, Charleston, SC Courtesy Charleston Scene
Post and Courier lead article of weekly entertainment section, Charleston, SC Courtesy Charleston Scene
Post and Courier continuation of lead article of weekly entertainment section, Charleston, SC Courtesy: Charleston Scene
Post and Courier lead article of weekly entertainment section, Charleston, SC Courtesy Charleston Scene
Derek and Julianne made the cover of my local paper and were the focus of the weekly Charleston Scene entertaiment section.
“We had such a fun and high-energy show last year,” Julianne Hough stated in a press release in May. “It was amazing to see such a great reaction from our fans the first time, and we can’t wait until they see what we have up our sleeves now. Our goal then and our goal now is to have it feel like a rock concert for dance, and I think we have and certainly will accomplish that again.”
The article by T. Ballard Lesseman is a nice review of both Derek and Julianne’s careers and a wonderful build up for MOVE’s appearance at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center this coming Wednesday. I, most certainly, will be front and center getting my MOVE and groove on July 1st!