Luvabulls salute the divas of music
The Chicago Luvabulls paid tribute to the divas by showcasing their music in dance routines during halftime of the Chicago Bulls-Miami Heat game on March 14, 2012.
The routine, which included hip hop, jazz, and rock ‘n’ roll styles of dance, took between 40 and 50 hours of practice and preparation.
While preparing the halftime show, which includes creating, choreographing, auditioning for the roles of the divas, selecting costumes, lighting, arranging additional rehearsal time and space, as well as holding down full-time jobs, the Luvabulls also worked to learn and perfect their routines for the games.
The Luvabulls perform at every home game, and although only 10 Luvabulls dance per game, all Luvabulls are responsible for knowing the choreography and they must audition for each game. They are constantly under pressure to be the best that they can be every time they step on the court.
Kim Tyler is the Luvabulls' choreographer, and it is her job to make sure the music and the dance routines for the halftime shows and games stay current, edgy and fan friendly.
“She is a magician, because to the non-dancer and non-theater people, it looks as if she waves her magic wand and ‘voila,’ the show or the dance routine just happens,” said Luvabulls Director Cathy Core.