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    https://www.themanbehindthedance.com/

    Coming in May.


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    Default Re: 'The Man Behind The Dance' New MJ Documentary by LaVelle Smith Jr.

    Looks good.

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    Bring it LaVelle! Mad respect bro!

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    Default Re: 'The Man Behind The Dance' New MJ Documentary by LaVelle Smith Jr.





    Due to the fact we're still working on the project "The Man Behind The Dance" - adding videos from my personal collection and @michaeljackson's fans contributions, we would like to inform that we're committed to bring our best to honor the King of Pop.

    This is a non-profit project and we expect to release it on June 25th, the date of 10th anniversary of Michael Jackson's passing.

    Instead of making this a sad date I wonder I could share some of my memories and join you, fans around the world, celebrating the beautiful legacy of the greatest entertainer this world has ever seen.

    Please, spread the word and stay tuned on my social media channels and also on: www.themanbehindthedance.com

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    Default Re: 'The Man Behind The Dance' New MJ Documentary by LaVelle Smith Jr.

    Glad to hear he is releasing footage

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    Default Re: 'The Man Behind The Dance' New MJ Documentary by LaVelle Smith Jr.

    Official trailer is out.

    (how do you embed something?)

    https://www.facebook.com/themanbehin...3721771393182/

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    It has been 10 years since my friend Michael Jackson passed away and I’m sure we all miss him very much.

    These last few months, we’ve been working on this non-profit project called The Man Behind The Dance where I share my experience and memories collaborating with the one and only King of Pop.

    Thank you, David Van Hoesen, Thibault Weewauters for the concept and hard work, Timmy Ropero for the heartfelt soundtrack and Richard Mendelsohn for the constant support and ideas.

    More: http://www.themanbehindthedance.com

    - - - - -
    © 2019 “The Man Behind The Dance”, Think Video.
    Produced by Thibault Weewauters, David Van Hoesen, LaVelle Smith Jr., Timmy Ropero and Richard Mendelsohn

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    Louisville dancer remembers Michael Jackson in documentary 10 years after his death

    In 1988, duPont Manual Youth Performing Arts School graduate LaVelle Smith Jr. auditioned and won a spot performing in Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" video. A few months later, the young talented Louisville dancer was asked to join the "King of Pop" on tour.

    Jackson's "Bad" tour was scheduled to play Louisville's Freedom Hall and Smith was thrilled to be performing in the place where he had grown up.

    "I told Michael Louisville was my hometown and I was excited for my family to see me dance with him but a few days later, Louisville was taken off the schedule," Smith remembers. "I was very disappointed and Michael must have known that because suddenly Louisville was back on the schedule."

    Jackson's kindness didn't end there, Smith said. He ordered tickets for 50 members of his family to come to the Louisville show and was ready to fork over the money at the box office when he was told he wouldn't have to pay.

    "Michael had taken care of it, that was the kind of person he was," Smith told Courier Journal. "All those tickets were going to be very expensive tor me to pay for but he was so thoughtful. That was one of many amazing things he did for me."

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    On the 10-year anniversary of Jackson's death, Smith is looking back at his relationship with the King of Pop, who he performed with for more than 20 years. During that time, the Louisville dancer also worked with artists like The Rolling Stones, Janet Jackson, Diana Ross and George Michael.

    His creative and inspired choreography earned the dancer numerous awards, as well. Smith won five MTV video awards for co-choreographing the music videos from En Vogue’s "My Lovin," "Free Your Mind," and Salt N' Pepa's ‘Whatta Man." In 1995, he won the award for the video "Scream," a duet between Michael and Janet Jackson. He won his fifth award with the music video for Beyoncé’s "Crazy In Love."

    But his most memorable times were touring with the "Gloved One." Smith went out on three world tours with Jackson — "Bad," "Dangerous" and "History."

    The duo was working on Jackson's comeback tour when the music icon died suddenly of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication on June 25, 2009.

    "I knew him for over half my life," Smith said. "So I got to know him quite well and I think it's important for people who did know him to speak up and not be afraid. Some times the truth is not popular but I think it's important that those of us who did know him continue to talk about his character and his kindness."

    Since his death, the documentary "Leaving Neverland" has presented a disturbing depiction of Jackson as an alleged child molester, accusations Smith addresses in the new film, "The Man Behind the Dance" by David Van Hoesen and Thibault Weewauters. The documentary, which is divided into two parts, features Smith and is now available online.

    https://eu.courier-journal.com/story...er/1498103001/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris78 View Post


    It has been 10 years since my friend Michael Jackson passed away and I’m sure we all miss him very much.

    These last few months, we’ve been working on this non-profit project called The Man Behind The Dance where I share my experience and memories collaborating with the one and only King of Pop.

    Thank you, David Van Hoesen, Thibault Weewauters for the concept and hard work, Timmy Ropero for the heartfelt soundtrack and Richard Mendelsohn for the constant support and ideas.

    More: http://www.themanbehindthedance.com

    - - - - -
    © 2019 “The Man Behind The Dance”, Think Video.
    Produced by Thibault Weewauters, David Van Hoesen, LaVelle Smith Jr., Timmy Ropero and Richard Mendelsohn
    WOW! This documentary is powerful! I love it. It comes from a different perspective of anything I’ve seen. It is raw emotion and you can feel it when LaVelle talks about Michael.I have watched Part 1 and can’t wait to watch the other parts. At the end of Part 1, there is incredible never before seen footage of Michael rehearsing. If you haven’t watched this documentary, please do so, it is done with so much love from Lavellle and the producers.

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    Default Re: 'The Man Behind The Dance' New MJ Documentary by LaVelle Smith Jr.

    I just finished the documentary.

    Gotta appreciate Lavelle for sharing that short clip of them rehearsing for the 1995 VMAs.

    I am intrigued with the cliffhanger statement though about his role on TII. 😔

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    This Documentary is a great tribute. Love that he found the courage to stand up
    for his friend!
    I enjoyed watching the first part but I was expecting something different under this title!
    I hope he will not also focus on the alllegations in the next parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by myosotis View Post
    Louisville dancer remembers Michael Jackson in documentary 10 years after his death

    In 1988, duPont Manual Youth Performing Arts School graduate LaVelle Smith Jr. auditioned and won a spot performing in Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" video. A few months later, the young talented Louisville dancer was asked to join the "King of Pop" on tour.

    Jackson's "Bad" tour was scheduled to play Louisville's Freedom Hall and Smith was thrilled to be performing in the place where he had grown up.

    "I told Michael Louisville was my hometown and I was excited for my family to see me dance with him but a few days later, Louisville was taken off the schedule," Smith remembers. "I was very disappointed and Michael must have known that because suddenly Louisville was back on the schedule."

    Jackson's kindness didn't end there, Smith said. He ordered tickets for 50 members of his family to come to the Louisville show and was ready to fork over the money at the box office when he was told he wouldn't have to pay.

    "Michael had taken care of it, that was the kind of person he was," Smith told Courier Journal. "All those tickets were going to be very expensive tor me to pay for but he was so thoughtful. That was one of many amazing things he did for me."

    You may like: Your guide to free outdoor movies and shows this summer in Louisville

    On the 10-year anniversary of Jackson's death, Smith is looking back at his relationship with the King of Pop, who he performed with for more than 20 years. During that time, the Louisville dancer also worked with artists like The Rolling Stones, Janet Jackson, Diana Ross and George Michael.

    His creative and inspired choreography earned the dancer numerous awards, as well. Smith won five MTV video awards for co-choreographing the music videos from En Vogue’s "My Lovin," "Free Your Mind," and Salt N' Pepa's ‘Whatta Man." In 1995, he won the award for the video "Scream," a duet between Michael and Janet Jackson. He won his fifth award with the music video for Beyoncé’s "Crazy In Love."

    But his most memorable times were touring with the "Gloved One." Smith went out on three world tours with Jackson — "Bad," "Dangerous" and "History."

    The duo was working on Jackson's comeback tour when the music icon died suddenly of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication on June 25, 2009.

    "I knew him for over half my life," Smith said. "So I got to know him quite well and I think it's important for people who did know him to speak up and not be afraid. Some times the truth is not popular but I think it's important that those of us who did know him continue to talk about his character and his kindness."

    Since his death, the documentary "Leaving Neverland" has presented a disturbing depiction of Jackson as an alleged child molester, accusations Smith addresses in the new film, "The Man Behind the Dance" by David Van Hoesen and Thibault Weewauters. The documentary, which is divided into two parts, features Smith and is now available online.

    https://eu.courier-journal.com/story...er/1498103001/
    I agree 100% with the bold.
    Terrible is those so called friends don't want to talk.
    Mj isolated himself from the world so the aren't many (living) who knew him incredibly well to be able to defend him in any case

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJTruth View Post
    I agree 100% with the bold.
    Terrible is those so called friends don't want to talk.
    Mj isolated himself from the world so the aren't many (living) who knew him incredibly well to be able to defend him in any case
    Michael was a very shy man. he also trusted too much. see? he was too much for this world.



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