Profile: Elena Benthaus
Elena Benthaus is a PhD Candidate and sessional tutor at the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne.
Her primary research interests are everything to do with dance, but particularly popular screendance and modes of affective spectatorship and the way these intersect with social media practices.
NoteStreams By Elena Benthaus
Last month, the American reality dance competition show So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) celebrated its ten-year anniversary. To mark the date, a special 60-minute episode called A Decade of Dance was aired, with re-stagings of some of the show’s most memorable dance routines by its most popular contestants.
These were interspersed with montages drawn from 11 seasons of the show: the good, the bad, the funny, and the often jaw-dropping athleticism and virtuosity of the dancers.