This post is a bit different. I watched Michael Jackson dance again today and was struck (as always) by how easy he looked as he moved. The body did what came naturally and it flowed. Every time I see it I am in awe. I went out in search of some of the things that have been written about his dancing and would like to share these links with you here. No matter what you think of the man, Michael Jackson, the dancer, was without peer in his genre. There are precious few people I have seen move like that in my lifetime. Maria Tallchief. Fred Astaire. Suzanne Farrell. A handful at best.
Enjoy this reading. Each of these pieces has something to say or show about the artistry of dance:
The New Yorker – A thought-provoking piece about Jackson’s dance moves.
NY Daily News – An interesting reflection on how Jackson’s dancing impacted today’s dance world.
Dance.com – This shows several clips of Jackson dancing, along with a brief commentary on his life.