Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sunday Culture: Celebrate the best Tap Dances ever. By Geniusofdespair

Fayard and Harold Nicholas: The Nicholas Brothers.

From Wiki:

One of their signature moves was to leapfrog down a long, broad flight of stairs, while completing each step with a split. Its most famous performance formed the finale of the movie Stormy Weather.[3] In that routine, the Nicholas Brothers leapt exuberantly across the orchestra's music stands and danced on the top of a grand piano in a call and response act with the pianist, to the tune of Jumpin' Jive.[3] Fred Astaire once told the brothers that this dance number was the greatest movie musical sequence he had ever seen.[3]

In another signature move, they would rise from a split without using their hands.[3] Gregory Hines declared that if their biography were ever filmed, their dance numbers would have to be computer generated because no one now could emulate them.[3] Ballet legend Mikhail Baryshnikov once called them the most amazing dancers he had ever seen in his life.


Anonymous said...

OMG, that looks impossible. They are beyond talented, they are athletes too.

Anonymous said...

The song they danced to
is "Straighten Up and Fly Right"

Anonymous said...

I am tired just looking and the inside of my thighs ache from the splits!

Unknown said...

I would have never pegged you as a tap dancer fan?

Geniusofdespair said...

I am a fan of music 🎶 and dance. Didn't you ever see all my opera posts? Search: Chinese Opera