Archive for October, 2009

Dancing with the Stars Atlanta — vote for Corinna!

Posted in Around Atlanta, Where's Corinna? with tags , , , , , , on October 23, 2009 by Corinna Allen Cook
Celebrity Dance Challenge Website

Celebrity Dance Challenge Website

Okay, this you have to check out this out! I’ve teamed up with some other well-known Atlantan’s for an event called “The Celebrity Dance Challenge”.

For me, that means wearing high heels and fishnets and shaking my grove thing to Beyoncé’s “Freakum Dress”.

Yikes! And to add even more pressure, we’ve invited the public to keep tabs on us as we practice.

Please come take a look at what’s going on behind the scenes, and come back, to see weekly updates of our progress!

If you like what you see, I’d love to have you vote for me!

Each vote costs a dollar, and all of the proceeds will help combat eating disorders through a program called Edin.

All of our professional dance partners are from Dance 101.

I’m working with Peter Poulus and trust me when I say: he has some tricks up his sleeve for our live performanceI Come see us in person at the 14th Street Playhouse on November 19th!

Dirty Jobs: Stuck In The Mud

Posted in Dirty Jobs on October 14, 2009 by Corinna Allen Cook
Corinna with Bob Evans from Property Creations

Corinna with Bob Evans from Property Creations

Recently on the show I’ve been faced with a new wardrobe challenge, in the form of a segment called “Dirty Jobs”. Often I need to borrow the right equipment for the job. Like when I tagged along on with a landscaping crew, I borrowed a pair of hip-wader boots from my photographer. Little did I know how deeply I’d get stuck in the mud! When you watch the video, keep in mind that THE ONLY thing keeping me from slipping off those boots and making a run for it, is that it would have meant losing something that didn’t belong to me. Also keep in mind that this piece has been edited for television. I did my best not to panic, but at one point my temper did get the best of me. I’ll leave that part to your imagination!

Special thanks to Bob Evans and his crew from Property Creations Landscape Design.

“Come Fly With Me”

Posted in Around Atlanta, Celebrity Snapshots with tags , , on October 2, 2009 by Corinna Allen Cook
"Come Fly With Me" dancers

Ready for a shot of adrenaline better than any caffine? Check out “Come Fly With Me” at the Alliance Theater.

By special arrangement with Frank Sinatra Enterprises and The Sinatra Family, the show features original recorded “masters” of Frank Sinatra’s voice backed by the live on stage big band.

There is no dialog, instead the story is told through dance.

The Alliance website describes it as a:

“Musical that follows four couples falling in and out of love. The show shares the full spectrum of emotion we all know as ‘this thing called love.’ Set in a crowded night-club the dance driven evening is sexy… athletic… passionate… and filled with optimism.”

What it doesn’t say is that one woman STOLE THE SHOW!

Karine Plantadit

Karine Plantadit

From the minute Karine Plantadit set foot on stage, with her glittering togas and fiery red afro, no one in the audience could look at another dancer.

In her opening number, she flirts with her love interest, then plays hard to get in a dance that has her lifted and passed between three other dancers.

Never seen anything like it.

But BY FAR my favorite scene is when she gets into an all out bar brawl with that same love interest in the second act. So much passion and power — but still absolutely graceful and elegant.

Simply stunning.

I surfed around a little bit to find out more about Karine.

Turns out she was in the Billy Joel musical, “Movin’ Out” and the movie “Frida” with Salma Hayek.

No complete bio though.

That tells me that she’s still relatively unknown.

But not for long.

Karine Plantadit is definitely a woman to watch.

You heard it here first.