Last season's top three players of So You Think You Can Dance
, Sabra Johnson
, Danny Tidwell
and Neil Haskell
, will be gracing the covers of Movmnt Magazine
when the quarterly publication releases its winter issue starting in 2008.
The urban-leaning lifestyle magazine, which was co-founded by Tidwell and David Benaym, will be featuring the three performers as part of their new project called “Keep It Real,” which is a non-profit effort to bring the world of art and pop culture together as a lifestyle by informing and educating people. The new endeavor will be further discussed in the magazine's upcoming winter issue, with special interviews on the three famed dancers and an exclusive fashion story.
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Haskell, who earned the title of "Male Dancer of the Year" at the American Dance Awards in 2005, joined the FOX dance series where his intensive training in ballet brought him to the top three spot.
As for Tidwell, he co-created a live show with a combination of fashion and photography called Moving Still
prior to joining So You Think You Can Dance
. This eventually led to the formation of Movmnt Magazine
in 2006. Serving as artistic advisor, Tidwell, along with Benaym, established the first magazine to depict dance as a lifestyle with focus on fashion, emerging music artists, and social issues. Inspired by his brother Travis, who also earned second place in the FOX competitive reality series in 2006, Tidwell tried to audition in New York and instantly made his way as one of the finalists of the show. Known for his contemporary and ballet choreography, he finished the competition as runner-up behind winner Sabra Johnson.
Like Tidwell, Johnson was known for her contemporary dance moves. With some background in gymnastics, and some training in jazz and ballet, she emerged as winner of So You Think You Can Dance
with the distinction of being the first female and person of African-American descent to win the title.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Movmnt Magazine
(Image courtesy of Movmnt Magazine)