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.

5 comments:

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!

Victor Veritas 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