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  • Feature: Julianne Hough & Derek Hough Move Live On Tour

    Thu, 05 Jun 2014 10:13:59

    Feature: Julianne Hough & Derek Hough Move Live On Tour - By ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino...

    Julianne Hough Photos

    • Julianne Hough - LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Dancer/TV personality Julianne Hough attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
    • Julianne Hough - LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Dancer/TV personality Julianne Hough attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
    • Julianne Hough - LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Dancer/TV personality Julianne Hough attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Consistently, we hear, "It’s all been done before", "there’s nothing new out there", or "nobody’s original anymore". Julianne Hough and Derek Hough disprove all of those pervasive pop culture complaints (and more) with their current roving spectacle Move Live On Tour.

    Simply put, you’ve never seen this before. It’s completely original and totally new. It’s also the most engaging, energetic, and exciting show you can see right now. There!

    Keep that in mind, this is a "show" in the most timeless sense of the word, yet it bristles with a fresh and fiery vitality courtesy of its brother and sister stars. Last night in Houston, they certainly kept the crowd moving for nearly two hours.

    Taking the stage with a host of flawless backup dancers, they rocked through a futuristic hip-hop routine rife with physical fireworks. It didn’t stop there though. Whether Derek was donning a red Matador jacket and sliding across the stage in succinct salsa steps or Julianne lithely moved in tandem with each beat locking eyes with the audience, they continually transfixed.

    They moved like Despicable Me minions during a sunny and upbeat routine to Pharrell's ubiquitous "Happy", and they nailed robotic shotgun futurism on Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake's "Holy Grail". Sequins on her outfit shined just as brightly as Julianne did kinetically gyrating and gliding across the stage, seamlessly fusing styles in the process. Chemistry defined the evening from the dancers on stage to the alchemical combinations of steps.

    Like some kind of sensory pastiche, the production merged screens, lights, doors, top-notch sound, a high-flying Derek, and more into one artfully woven movement. At the same time, it showcased the family’s other talents too. Together, Derek and Julianne sang a riveting rendition of A Great Big World's "Say Something", trading parts with palpable poetry. Meanwhile, Julianne delivered "Stars" by Grace Potter & the Nocturnals with a soulful country panache of her own, punctuating each note with true power. They also managed to cut loose on a coy and playful "Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better", preserving all the old school spirit with a twist. Fortified by Derek’s statement "Everything you need is within you", Julianne soared during her own original "What You Waiting For?"

    "We’re all a team tonight," Derek affirmed with a big beaming smile that never left his face throughout the entire evening.

    He wasn’t kidding. Especially when one rather flexible fan named James took the stage during the country routine and bumped and grinded his way into everybody’s memory. Derek and Julianne’s grins made the rest of the party feel it even more. Don’t be surprised if James has a spot on the next tour...

    And, yes, there will be a next tour because there needs to be. The show remains as original as it gets and stands out as a testament to both Julianne and Derek as premier 21st century entertainers—in the most classic sense of course.

    Rick Florino
    06.04.14


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