Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 17

Thread: Was MJ working on debuting new dance moves for TII?

   
  1. #1
    Points: 2,605, Level: 31
    Level completed: 4%, Points required for next Level: 145
    Overall activity: 59.0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points3 months registered

    Join Date
    Feb 2020
    Posts
    407
    Points
    2,605
    Level
    31
    Thanks
    74
    Thanked 121 Times in 88 Posts

    Default Was MJ working on debuting new dance moves for TII?

    One thing we saw evolve with each tour was his dancing, he constantly introduced new moves (for him) to the fans. Was something different in the pipeline for the TII concerts?
    I can't really say as I saw the film just once in 2009 and I had little to no interest in it afterwards. I remember Billie Jean had one new move (the slow motion pelvic thrust move). What else was new?

  2. #2
    Points: 62,888, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 20.0%
    Achievements:
    Three FriendsVeteran50000 Experience Points
    analogue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    South Wales
    Posts
    7,551
    Points
    62,888
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    2,186
    Thanked 8,644 Times in 2,730 Posts

    Default Re: Was MJ working on debuting new dance moves for TII?

    There was going to be a brand new dance routine before They Don't Care About Us called The Drill.

  3. #3
    Points: 2,967, Level: 33
    Level completed: 45%, Points required for next Level: 83
    Overall activity: 35.0%
    Achievements:
    Overdrive1000 Experience PointsThree Friends1 year registered

    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Posts
    372
    Points
    2,967
    Level
    33
    Thanks
    144
    Thanked 438 Times in 189 Posts

    Default Re: Was MJ working on debuting new dance moves for TII?

    This was also new lol:


  4. #4
    Points: 2,605, Level: 31
    Level completed: 4%, Points required for next Level: 145
    Overall activity: 59.0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points3 months registered

    Join Date
    Feb 2020
    Posts
    407
    Points
    2,605
    Level
    31
    Thanks
    74
    Thanked 121 Times in 88 Posts

    Default Re: Was MJ working on debuting new dance moves for TII?

    lol yes I remember that, the theater erupted into laughter after that

  5. #5
    Points: 12,409, Level: 72
    Level completed: 90%, Points required for next Level: 41
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    Three FriendsTagger Second ClassVeteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Russia, Moscow
    Posts
    1,733
    Points
    12,409
    Level
    72
    Thanks
    613
    Thanked 1,258 Times in 438 Posts

    Default Re: Was MJ working on debuting new dance moves for TII?

    same as in Moscow's theaters xD

  6. #6
    Points: 7,914, Level: 59
    Level completed: 82%, Points required for next Level: 36
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    432
    Points
    7,914
    Level
    59
    Thanks
    139
    Thanked 368 Times in 161 Posts

    Default Re: Was MJ working on debuting new dance moves for TII?

    It's actually a Fred Astaire move, see 0:08
    https://youtu.be/2C9CoAbwxy0


    "We need to save our galaxy...! Are you ready?... Let's dance!" - Michael Jackson

  7. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Xscape2041 For This Useful Post:


  8. #7
    Points: 673, Level: 13
    Level completed: 46%, Points required for next Level: 27
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    500 Experience Points3 months registered

    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    Suffolk/Essex
    Posts
    48
    Points
    673
    Level
    13
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 16 Times in 10 Posts

    Default Re: Was MJ working on debuting new dance moves for TII?

    Quote Originally Posted by Xscape2041 View Post
    It's actually a Fred Astaire move, see 0:08
    https://youtu.be/2C9CoAbwxy0
    Didn't he say when he had turned 50 that he had somethings he wanted to show that he could do?

  9. #8
    Points: 48,297, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    Three FriendsCreated Blog entryVeteran25000 Experience Points
    Jackson Rules's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Italy
    Posts
    833
    Points
    48,297
    Level
    100
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks
    215
    Thanked 467 Times in 159 Posts

    Default Re: Was MJ working on debuting new dance moves for TII?

    Randy Philips once said that Michael was preparing something big like the Moonwalk

    https://www.realitytvworld.com/news/...e--1016247.php

  10. #9
    Points: 1,888, Level: 25
    Level completed: 88%, Points required for next Level: 12
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered1000 Experience Points
    Snek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    South Lanarkshire, Scotland
    Posts
    65
    Points
    1,888
    Level
    25
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 48 Times in 28 Posts

    Default Re: Was MJ working on debuting new dance moves for TII?

    The one where he humps the air in slow motion during the Billie Jean dance breakdown, I think that would’ve popped the stadium if he got to do it in front of fans

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Snek For This Useful Post:


  12. #10
    Points: 7,656, Level: 58
    Level completed: 53%, Points required for next Level: 94
    Overall activity: 18.0%
    Achievements:
    Overdrive1 year registered5000 Experience Points
    wonderouzmj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Posts
    977
    Points
    7,656
    Level
    58
    Thanks
    269
    Thanked 654 Times in 302 Posts

    Default Re: Was MJ working on debuting new dance moves for TII?

    (Crying) why couldnt he do at least just 1 show!

  13. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to wonderouzmj For This Useful Post:


  14. #11
    Points: 10,099, Level: 67
    Level completed: 13%, Points required for next Level: 351
    Overall activity: 20.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    mj_frenzy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Greece
    Posts
    1,482
    Points
    10,099
    Level
    67
    Thanks
    35
    Thanked 758 Times in 420 Posts

    Default Re: Was MJ working on debuting new dance moves for TII?

    Michael Jackson was working on only one new dance move, that is, the Cadence Drill dance part (and nothing else).

    He was rehearsing his old, familiar dance moves, but slightly modified because of his older age at that time.

    Besides, Michael Jackson did not really express interest in new dance moves for those shows.

    Also, both Stacy Walker and Travis Payne did not propose to him additional new dance moves, because the focus of those shows was not on his possible new dance moves.

    The ‘This Is It’ shows focused on the visual effects and on the dance from his back up dancers, which were going to occupy the biggest part of the overall performance (in terms of on stage time).

  15. #12
    Points: 14,022, Level: 76
    Level completed: 93%, Points required for next Level: 28
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    Three FriendsOverdriveTagger Second ClassVeteran10000 Experience Points
    Mikky Dee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    2,149
    Points
    14,022
    Level
    76
    Thanks
    3,991
    Thanked 2,092 Times in 1,006 Posts

    Default Re: Was MJ working on debuting new dance moves for TII?

    I saw him do quite a few moves in TII that I hadn't seen him do before, in other concerts. Whether they would have made an appearance in the actual stage performances is anyone's guess. The moves I'm thinking of are the pop-locking/isolations in Billie Jean - arms, shoulders, hips; the body rock he was doing up on the stage ramp, when Threatened was playing; The Drill, of course; the improvisations for TWYMMF, when he was working with the female dancers.

  16. #13
    Points: 43,292, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    Three FriendsVeteranOverdrive25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    10,637
    Points
    43,292
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    1,471
    Thanked 3,675 Times in 1,568 Posts

    Default Re: Was MJ working on debuting new dance moves for TII?

    Quote Originally Posted by mj_frenzy View Post
    Michael Jackson was working on only one new dance move, that is, the Cadence Drill dance part (and nothing else).

    He was rehearsing his old, familiar dance moves, but slightly modified because of his older age at that time.

    Besides, Michael Jackson did not really express interest in new dance moves for those shows.

    Also, both Stacy Walker and Travis Payne did not propose to him additional new dance moves, because the focus of those shows was not on his possible new dance moves.

    The ‘This Is It’ shows focused on the visual effects and on the dance from his back up dancers, which were going to occupy the biggest part of the overall performance (in terms of on stage time).
    No offence - but this sounds more like your guesses than facts.

    We do not know if MJ had some new moves, he had not performed tours since 1997 - I think it's very likely he has rehearsed in all those years and maybe come up with something new. - Maybe not groundbreaking like Moonwalk or anything - but I am very sure we would se new moves/variations of dance moves.
    https://www.youtube.com/user/Ahess/videos - me dancing MJ - many years ago.

    I would be really glad if you rated or/and commented the videos. Thanks

  17. #14
    Points: 24,892, Level: 95
    Level completed: 55%, Points required for next Level: 458
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Three FriendsTagger Second Class10000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Anna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    6,212
    Points
    24,892
    Level
    95
    Thanks
    245
    Thanked 921 Times in 419 Posts

    Default Re: Was MJ working on debuting new dance moves for TII?

    Quote Originally Posted by mj_frenzy View Post
    Michael Jackson was working on only one new dance move, that is, the Cadence Drill dance part (and nothing else).

    He was rehearsing his old, familiar dance moves, but slightly modified because of his older age at that time.

    Besides, Michael Jackson did not really express interest in new dance moves for those shows.

    Also, both Stacy Walker and Travis Payne did not propose to him additional new dance moves, because the focus of those shows was not on his possible new dance moves.

    The ‘This Is It’ shows focused on the visual effects and on the dance from his back up dancers, which were going to occupy the biggest part of the overall performance (in terms of on stage time).
    Why do you always post like you were Michael's close, personal friend? You don't know what Michael thought and felt, or everything he did or didn't do, or his plans. You don't know these things. And even when you use sources for your assumptions they're usually dodgy sources. For starters, as Mikky said there were a bunch of new moves he did in TII.


    Help Staff help you. Remember:

    Read the Rules. Respect other members. Report offensive posts.


  18. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Anna For This Useful Post:


  19. #15
    Points: 24,304, Level: 94
    Level completed: 96%, Points required for next Level: 46
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    Three FriendsVeteran10000 Experience Points
    Galactus123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    4,494
    Points
    24,304
    Level
    94
    Thanks
    2,329
    Thanked 2,769 Times in 1,385 Posts

    Default Re: Was MJ working on debuting new dance moves for TII?

    Quote Originally Posted by Xscape2041 View Post
    It's actually a Fred Astaire move, see 0:08
    https://youtu.be/2C9CoAbwxy0
    I don't hink he tried to do that move. It doesn't look like that. He did the move again at around 2:25 and it looked a little different:

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •