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Photos: Travis Wall of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ dances (and eats?) his way through Bacchanal Buffet

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Erik Kabik/Retna/ErikKabik.com

So You Think You Can Dance” dancer and choreographer Travis Wall, in the light gray jacket, black dress shirt and black dress pants, leads a video shoot with friends at Bacchanal Buffet in Caesars Palace on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.

Travis Wall and Friends at Bacchanal Buffet

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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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