Silly Dance

I love eccentric dancing. “Eccentric” is another word for funny.

This example has some simple lessons. The male dancer is obviously playing drunk. The odd positions of his feet give his legs a strange tension, and make him appear unbalanced, something contrary to dancers. One of the simplest methods of comedy is to appear foolish and out of control, but still be able to do amazing things. Here, the drunk can still dance better than most people.

Nathan Barnatt

Twitter led me to this video by Nathan Barnatt. He falls down funny.

Barnatt has quite a few videos on youtube. I applaud him for how hard he works. This next one is also funny. He attends an open audition for dancers. The only reason they don’t throw him out is he actually has some skills. This is how I would be at an audition.

Joe Frisco – Vaudeville dancer

This dancer smokes, literally.

I can’t imagine we’ll ever see cigarettes in American animated films again, but they are great props. Cruella DeVille wouldn’t have been the same without her quellazaire.

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