- Mar 3, 2022
Me again because I have no idea how to do that thing that you all do where you answer 2 separate posts in the same comment. What Ninja skills are these? I've been on the board just over a week and still don't really know what I'm doing. Only just started using emojis about 3 days ago!I loved that part when he talked about not being satisfied with the toe stand, and I always felt the same way about that performance but knew it was his first time doing it! He had really flat feet and Liza Minelli showed him how to stretch his feet like ballet dancers do, and he developed strong high arches for dancing. Always thought that was interesting as a ballet dancer
And to me, Give In To Me sounds like pent up sexual frustration…an underrated song! Whenever someone says he wasn’t into women, I think uuuhh, give this song a listen!
Anyway. F&F, are you talking about Motown 25? I love the part where he falls off the toe stand. I mean, I can't remember what I thought about it at the time but I'm guessing the same as now which is, it's fine. It shows he's human! He doesn't always get it right. What it really shows, of course, is a consummate performer who is already so experienced he isn't fazed by a mistake. It is quite a big mistake but he doesn't miss a beat. Even as he's moving away from the spot and adjusting his balance he's totally in the groove. And he never loses his centre of gravity. Watching him move back into being in complete control of his dance is just awesome.
In fact, talking about it is slightly misleading cos it sounds as if I'm saying, 'oh, yes, you can see him really messing up there but we'll be kind and pretend it's OK'. In reality, when I watch that part it almost doesn't register, iyswim. I mean, it does but also doesn't cos of being so swept up in the moment and the emotion of what he's communicating. Is this making sense? I hope so. I know what I'm trying to say but not quite getting there. At the end of that performance the one thing I can guarantee I am NOT thinking about is that one mistake. Michael is the only person who would be focused on that.
I probably should leave it there. I already did a huge mad rant about Motown 25 on another thread. I can't seem to talk about this performance without losing my mind.