Welcome to another week of book pitches based on last night’s performances on So You Think You Can Dance!
Last night was kind of a mixed bag, with several of the routines (including that of my favorite couple *sob*) falling flat. But there were some gems in the mix, too, and all my favorites lived to dance again next week.
This week, I actually have two dances for you, because the first one isn’t actually a pitch. Yeah, I know, that kind of defeats the purpose, but this dance made me think of a book that already exists. Granted, the costumes don’t really fit it, but the emotion in the dance certainly does. And it was super-pretty, so I wanted to show it to you.
Song: I Will Always Love You (Whitney Houston)
Choreographer: Stacey Tookey
Dancers: Witney and Chehon
Book: The Outlander series by Diana Gabladon, especially book 2, Dragonfly in Amber. This dance completely embodied the passionate and impossible love of Claire and Jamie to me.
Okay, now I’ll do a for-real book pitch.
Song: Wild Horses (Charlotte Martin)
Choreographer: Mandy Moore
Dancers: Cole and Lindsay
Book Pitch: Set in the 1960s, after her boyfriend is drafted into the army and is killed in action, a teenage girl struggles to overcome her feelings of depression and loss.
Suggested Author: Gayle Forman
What did you think? Were any of last night’s dances particularly inspiring to you?