Monday, July 26, 2010


Fantastic vintage footage of dancers performing variations of the 'backslide'--otherwise known as the 'moonwalk.' Some of the footage is from the 1943 film, Cabin in the Sky, that features the remarkable talent of John Bubbles. Bubbles was an instructor to Fred Astaire, who considered him the greatest tap dancer of his generation. Michael Jackson was a fan of both Astaire and Bubbles, and pays homage to their gestures and movement in his choreography.

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