Saturday, April 05, 2008
Some of My Favourite Dance Routines.
Cab Calloway and the Nicholas Brothers in Stormy Weather, a pair of acrobatic tap dancing brothers.
Gene Kelly in Summer Stock. Not his best movie, but one of my favorite dance sequences of his EVER. Judy Garland was a freaking mess by that point, but he held the whole thing together.
Fred Astaire in Royal Wedding. It's true, they really did revolve the whole set so they could give the illusion of his dancing on the walls and ceiling.
Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor in Singin' in the Rain performing Moses Supposes. I love that entire movie, but I decided to pick this number.
The song Chaiyya Chaiyya from the Bollywood movie Dil Se starring Shahrukh Khan and Manisha Koirala. I want that goddamned sexy outfit.
Leslie Caron from An American In Paris. She was only about 19 or 20 when she made that movie. Phew.
Mein Herr from Cabaret. It's oh so Fosse with every swaying pelvis and twisting wrist. I so had the hots for Joel Grey in this film. Don't ask. I think I have a fetish for cross-dressing men. Anyway, I used to try to do this dance with a chair in my bedroom as a teenager... Until my mum banged on the door to ask what the hell I was doing, dinner was ready.
Cell Block Tango from Chicago. I got aroused the first time I saw this. And scared. At the same time.
Sabra and Neil perform to Sweet Dreams. I don't know which of them was sexier in this piece.