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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 … Continue reading
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.
Practically everyone has seen “The Wizard of Oz”. The Scarecrow was played by Ray Bolger, and here is a video of him dancing on stage. You can probably recognized some of the moves.
From the youtube description: Slapstick Music Hall Tumbling Act from 1945. This footage is from a Mancunian Film’s short called ‘Randle and All That’. See www.itsahotun.com for all things Frank Randle and Mancunian Films. Just imagine trying to rig and cloth … Continue reading
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