Monday, 29 June 2009

Origins of the Moonwalk


I expect this to get posted everywhere. It's flat out amazing. Especially that guy with the chef's hat starting at 2:47...





I don't take anything away from MJ and his moonwalk or that "Smooth Criminal" video (that takes direct inspiration from the end of "The Band Wagon") or any of his dancing. I think he incorporated certain moves into what he did and built on them. I just hope that people can also appreciate the earlier dancers who came before...

4 comments:

Drewbacca said...

That sir, was awesome. And yes, the Chef guy was crazy wicked.

Thanks!

Bob Turnbull said...

Crazy wicked is right...It just seems so effortless - but I'd hurt myself in countless ways if I tried any of those moves.

Kimberly Lindbergs said...

No clips of James Brown were included?!?!?!?! FAIL!

Bob Turnbull said...

Good point Kimberly...I guess I was thinking primarily of "dancers" when I watched it, but with Sammy and Cab in there, James should be there too.

But there's still that guy in the chef's hat! B-)