September 24, 2011

A very entertaining dance.

You will not be disappointed:



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43 comments:

David said...

Marquese "Nonstop" Scott of Lawrenceville, Georgia, age 29.

Mike and Sue said...

That is amazing body control. I believe it is real (non-CGI) as evidenced by the passing car relections on the door glass. Very athletic.

Paul Sand said...

If I tried that: two broken ankles, multiple dislocations and contusions, perhaps fatal embarrassment.

gerry said...

Beautiful.

SteveR said...

Nice

Fred4Pres said...

I am guessing that is really hard to pull off.

edutcher said...

Very limber.

And he really does dance the music, rather than "interpret" it.

Very innovative.

Sam said...

The human body imitating a mechanical body imitating the human body. Cool.

Chip Ahoy said...

Magic shoes!

♫ All the other kids with the pumped up kicks, you'd better run, better run, outrun my gun.
♬ All the other kids with the pumped up kicks, you'd better run, better run, faster than my bullet.♪


Hummy hummy hum, hummy hum-hummy-hum. Stuck in my head hummy hum. For the day hummy hummy

gerry said...

He's a member of Remote Kontrol.

A. Shmendrik said...

No Fred Astaire is he. But it was as advertised, very entertaining.

Carol_Herman said...

The toe bone is connected to the foot bone. The foot bone is connected to the ankle bone ...

And, it was done way back in the 1950's.

This, too, reminds me of Michael Jackson.

And, sure. Interesting to watch the flexibility.

I bet if two year olds see this ... they'll do their best to imitate.

As to the hand gestures ... Reminds me of Steve Martin "doing" the Egyptian.

Lyle said...

Pretty smooth.

Titus said...

I was disappointed.

Bryan Townsend said...

That is very cool! Is the whole dance actually a palindrome? Here is something not quite so elaborate, but on the other hand, there are seven guys dancing in unison:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIkYV_AE-FU

Bill White said...

At about 3:40 when he stopped dancing for a moment, the name finally arrived: he's a mime.

Moose said...

Pop n' lock - 2011.

ajcjw said...

Influenced Michael Jackson but still amazing. It would like to see him perform to better music. I couldn't watch the whole thing because the music was so unpleasant.

EDH said...

Chad's up to his old tricks.

Althouse said...
...I suspect that Chad is a Moby. Yeah, I just checked his old comments. There aren't many, but...

I think he's a lefty trying to make conservatives looks like assholes.

ajcjw said...

Influenced BY Michael Jackson. Typo.

Freeman Hunt said...

Ozone and Turbo's Future Man.

Chase said...

No Fred Astaire is he. But it was as advertised, very entertaining

Actually he IS at the Fred Astaire level, his movements being as clean and fluid as they are. My daughter taught dance in college. She looked at this and emailed me that there are probably only a couple of hundred people in the entire world capable of movement as clean as this guy.

Reminds me of the story where Fred Astaire once told Michael Jackson that Michael was a real dancer. Astaire then told John Travolta, 'Nice try".

Astro said...

Ugh, that music. Somebody needs to tell their pre-teen daughter to stop messing with the equalizer. The treble channels are shoved up to 11.

Sixty Grit said...

Very impressive. If he choreographed it as well, then that's even more impressive. The integration of the movement to the music is superior to much choreography that one sees these days.

Bob_R said...

I'm sure it would be much more impressive live. The knowledge that it could be faked detracts. sort of like magic tricks don't go over on television.

Browndog said...

I thought it sucked. Big time.

That's not a dance-that's editing.

Oh, how I miss SoCal music-

Thanks for ruining it.

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Peano said...

A. Shmendrik said... No Fred Astaire ...

Indeed. Fred was a dancer.

Peano said...

Chase said... Actually he IS at the Fred Astaire level...

Actually, no.

Oligonicella said...

His isolation and control are astounding.

Oligonicella said...

Browndog --

"That's not a dance-that's editing."

Watch the cars in the glass.

eCurmudgeon said...

"Watch the cars in the glass.

Ever hear of compositing? It could just as easily be a CGI or edit superimposed on a "real" background...

Chase said...

Sorry Peano. You're wrong.

a psychiatrist who learned from veterans said...

Man as machine; how about dancer as man.

Lincolntf said...

Very cool.

Bob said...

Yah, it is entertaining. Thanks for linking it, Ann.

Holmes said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAyTK6jF5o8

This type of dance has been evolving for a while.

Holmes said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVgqHo3HW8A&NR=1

And featured in commercials!

Freeman Hunt said...

As a huge Astaire fan, I'm happy to say that this guy really is an Astaire.

Jason said...

I've seen this kind of dancing live. No, moron, it's not digital editing. You need to get out more.

This kind of dancing was popular when I was in 7th grade in Hawaii, in 1983. And some kids got really good at it. This guy's got a much bigger volcabulary of moves than anyone I've seen, except perhaps David Elsewhere, who's done a lot of live shows, as well.

Do a vid search on Elsewhere and you'll see him competing on stage live at a talent show... before he became well known. Astonishing.

Astaire was wonderful, but there are a lot of people who were even better dancers than him. Every generation gets better, because they stand on the shoulders of the generations that came before, including Astaire, Hines, Baryshnikov, to name the most famous. There are many others whose names are nearly unknown outside of the dance circuit. Some of them wait tables.

showbiz111 said...

Definitely looks like something superimposed on a real background. I give kudos for the animation, but I don't believe the guy could do half of these moves. But if I saw it in person as taped, I would give my apologies and tell him he's amazing.

MTN said...

A) Yes, it's real.
B) It's not dubstep though.

el polacko said...

i think i saw shields & yarnell do this 'dance' on a san fran street corner back in the '70s.