WHEN we say ‘outstanding dancers,’ a montage of revolutionary movers rushes through your head. You smile as the floodgates of your imagination open, allowing you to reminisce on every flip, tap and turn they’ve graced us. But what makes those people so special?
It could be studying the dance moves of others and revolutionising them as their own, much like what Michael Jackson did to create his distinctive moonwalk.
Perhaps it’s the ability to take a dance known by so few and make it a global phenomenon, as we’ve seen by way of MC Hammer’s funk-a-de-lick, vibrant , infectious ‘Can’t Touch This’.
Or maybe it’s precision and eloquence of traditional Bollywood dances complimenting Oscar Winning films and bringing a style and culture to virtually every demographic, as has been demonstrated by the dance routine for ‘Jai Ho’ of Slumdog Millionaire.
Possibly, it’s the controversy and ‘breaching the boxes of society’ brought about by dancers like Madonna. Maybe it’s the celebration of curves and black beauty reinforced by Beyonce’s ‘Let your hair down and shake your booty’ routines, particularly in her ‘Single Ladies’ video.
Is it the idea of unity and energy bought by dance groups like Diversity and Beaux Belle? Or perhaps the hopes for the future symbolised by young dancers like Akai?
Whether it’s one or all of these points, it’s good to know that the potential for you to be a pioneer is in reach.
For the chance of your moves being part of a routine choreographed by Artistic Director of Protein Dance, Luca Silvestrini, record and upload your moves to Dance Atlas
Here’s to those who did more than electric slide their way to the top. Hopefully the next one on this list will be you.
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