Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 | 7:01 a.m.
Travis Wall and friends at Bacchanal Buffet
Emmy Award-nominated choreographer and dancer Travis Wall of Fox’s hit reality TV competition “So You Think You Can Dance” was joined by eight of his male and female friends for a takeover of Bacchanal Buffet in Caesars Palace to create a dance sequence to celebrate the mega-buffet’s first anniversary.
The video salute includes the $17 million buffet’s food, tables and plates — but not the carving station or decadent dessert area. Wall, 26, directed his friends and even danced in a light gray jacket, black dress shirt, black dress pants and black shoes.
“We had a blast working at Bacchanal Buffet,” Wall, co-founder of Shaping Sound and star of the reality TV series “All the Right Moves” (not to be confused with the 1983 Tom Cruise film), said in a news release. “The space really lends itself to creativity — the different elements of wood, steel and glass all made for great backdrops and dance surfaces.
“When I was first approached to choreograph and perform a number in the middle of a Las Vegas buffet, I wasn’t sure what I would come up with, but I was completely inspired by the space, the design elements and, of course, the food. The hardest part was actually dancing around the abundance of food that all looked and smelled so delicious.”
Wall finished runner-up to Benji Schwimmer in Season 2 of “SYTYCD.” His brother, Danny Tidwell, was runner-up in Season 3. Thanks to Erik Kabik of Retna for his photo gallery of Wall and his friends.
Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
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Transport yourself to the opulent and excessive Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and casino is constantly raising the bar for what visitors can expect in a Vegas resort experience.
Caesars Palace features 3,348 rooms and suites in five towers, including the new luxury boutique Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars features 129,000 square feet of gaming space, including the Strip’s largest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities include about two dozen restaurants, a four-level shopping mall, four pools, a spa, Pure and Poetry nightclubs and Pussycat Dolls.
Dining options include restaurants from world-renown chefs Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.
You never know what characters you’ll run into at Caesars with regular performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and maybe even the emperor himself.