Saturday, February 16, 2013
Black History Month: The Nicholas Brothers. By Geniusofdespair
This video has the late Gregory Hines and his tap dancing brother commenting on the famous "Stormy Weather" Jumpin' Jive tap dance. It is not often you have one gifted dancer in awe of another. Fred Astaire told the Nicholas Brothers that the Stormy Weather dance Jumpin' Jive was the greatest movie musical sequence he had ever seen.
You have to wince watching their jumping splits during the dance... Hines once said: "If their biography were ever filmed, their dance numbers would have to be computer generated because no one now could emulate them." Mikhail Baryshnikov called them the most amazing dancers he had ever seen in his life. So watch the video. Maybe your kids can write about the Nicholas Brothers for school. If you want more watch this one, the dance acrobatics are incredible, go to 1:12 on the counter.
IF THIS VIDEO DOES NOT BLOW YOU AWAY..I WILL STOP SUBJECTING YOU TO OLD VIDEOS.