Rihanna’s halftime dancers speak: ‘Grateful is an understatement’

Dennis Hudson
Dennis Hudson

They might have become an instant meme, but Rihanna’s backup dancers during her Super Bowl 2023 halftime show performance don’t seem to be complaining.

Among the hundreds of performers outfitted in what one of the dancers called “marshmallow Ninja Turtles” outfits were Arizonans who could not reveal their involvement until they took to the field on Sunday night at State Farm Stadium in Glendale.

Angel Castro posted on Feb. 12 that he danced at his first Super Bowl “in my home state on the (world’s) largest stage with one of the biggest superstars.”

Self-described as a creative artist from Phoenix who is now based in Los Angeles, Castro dedicated his accomplishment to “every DACA recipient who has had doors slammed in their face. Every brown kid who was made feel less than. Every queer boy who has felt invisible. Tonight was a dream,” as he wrote in his Instagram post.

“I never want to forget this moment,” he added.

Performing in Rihanna’s halftime show was ‘an easy yes’

LinZee Belle, a 32-year-old embodiment coach and somatic breathwork facilitator in Phoenix, posted a photo after the performance with the caption “Grateful is an understatement.”

The former professional dancer told The Arizona Republic that she learned she had been chosen as a field dancer — the performers who were not Rihanna’s usual backup dancers — a little more than two weeks prior and rehearsed almost every day since the beginning of February.

Source link

Dennis Hudson
Posted by Dennis Hudson
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Etiam iaculis eros ut vulputate euismod. Fusce feugiat lacinia risus, eu egestas nunc.