Great Moments in Interpretive Choreography on The YouTube


36 Responses to “Great Moments in Interpretive Choreography on The YouTube”

  1. Sekino says:

    I admire the dedication it took. Who knows how many times he had to view that video to get it spot on! He’s so precise.

    I’ve been trying to do that to ‘Thriller’ for, what, 20 years? :P

  2. Hamish Grant says:

    “It puts the lotion on its skin, or it gets the hose again.”
    - Buffalo Bill, erstwhile basement dancer.

  3. ScottyD says:

    Going to have to agree with many other commenters… he’s a better dancer than Beyonce. Not only technically, but he has WAY more passion for it.

  4. akuaa says:

    He’s totes better than Beyonce, and way more interesting to watch.

    Also, the Fosse stylization really works in this choreography!! If you haven’t OD’d on the wuhohoh-ohohoh, check out this mashup if you didn’t see the similarities beforehand –

  5. error404 says:

    it appears that the Beyonce versionis not available on YT in my country.

  6. artgirlwhen says:

    INCREDIBLE! I’ve watched this five times in a row. What an amazing dancer. I want to know this guy.

  7. BettyWu says:

    For those of us not cool enough to know what the original looks like –

  8. avraamov says:

    #24 – gah. beaten to it.


  9. Xeni "Hussein" Jardin says:

    @BettyWu, thanks! Hey is it me or does this track also sound TOTALLY like Indian pop music? Did they gank the rhythm from Hindi-pop?

  10. Anonymous says:

    yeah Akuaa, the first thing I noticed was the similarity of the choreography in the original to the Fosse Mexican Breakfast/Walk it Out mashup that was all over the place awhile ago. Looks like someone’s been watching a lot of YouTube.

  11. avraamov says:

    those moves were designed to exploit the certain mass/elasticity attributes of certain body features that fellow just does not possess.

  12. Antinous says:

    His video has better production values than the original. I want that paint job.

  13. Teufelaffe says:

    Hmmm…after watching both, I would have to say that he’s a better dancer than Beoncé and her two cohorts.

  14. Phikus says:

    ANTINOUS: I think you could get more than a paint job from this guy.

    RE: Original video: How could you put a ring on it with that big metal glove on her hand? (ok, maybe that’s why the left one is bare, though I thought that was a Michael Jackson homage kind of thing.)

    RE: Both videos. Nice moves!

  15. Lewis Haidt says:


    Two things:

    There must be a new condition for the emotional mash-up when this is viewed subsequent to the Jim Henson Memorial vids!!

    More importantly, brings back memories of my first homo-hop when this hetero-suburb boy saw his first drag — that was a guy!!!

    Wonder if this might start an asymmetrical undie meme that Anil could over-analyze?

  16. icehanger says:

    This is total Bollywood moves. May be East is meeting West one of these days..

  17. lilbacon3 says:

    “For those of us not cool enough to know what the ORIGINAL looks like -”… Getting even deeper BettyWu. Here’s the ORIGINAL original>>> AND the more recent audio-swapped original>>>

    I was surprised when I didn’t find either of these on a quick BB search. Enjoy! :)

  18. Anonymous says:

    The best is opening the vids in two separate windows and playing them simultaneously!

  19. wolfiesma says:

    I often incorporate into my dreams the last thing I read before I go to bed. I’m hoping “asymmetrical underwear” makes for some good ones.

  20. Phikus says:

    *Jots “asymmetrical underwear” down on my list of possible band names.

  21. Lauren O says:

    I’m afraid this resembles my alone-in-my-bedroom time much too closely for me to sneer. Except I have better musical taste than he does. But he’s a much better dancer than I am. He’s also a much better dancer than Beyonce, if we’re judging by the videos.

  22. TedJohnson says:

    I’ve never seen another hunger strike quite like it. But his demands seem reasonable: Somebody, please, put a ring on it.

  23. jonk says:

    too bad he didn’t do it in heels–then i’d be even more impressed!

    or he could do the turkey lurkey and he’d be my hero.

    (but still, bravo!)

  24. Anonymous says:

    To me, the shall we say…artistic, gentleman needs to get hisself a pair of backup boys and make the drag circuit sizzle.

    I’m am sure the fact that he does this in one cut when they probably had to final cut pro Bouncy like a sissor angel chain to get a slicker look, bodes well for his future on the lipsync stage.

    you go girl.

  25. Phikus says:


  26. weewillie says:

    I seriously don’t understand disco music and faggoty dancers…

    … but this guy is so sincere… and well rehearsed and practiced and thoughtful…

    This ranks up there only with “techno viking” for my favourite “You Tube Dancer Favourite for ALL TIME” award…

    Xeni, thanks for the link and Shane aka Dancer554 – you just keep doing whatever that is that you do, and you’ll be just fine!!!

    • Antinous says:


      You cannot use ‘faggoty’ unless you are one of us. In order to ascertain that, I will have to send the BB men in black to your house for physical testing. Is now a good time?

  27. VICTOR JIMENEZ says:

    Brilliant dancer + Asymmetrical Underwear + Homemade Video = WIN

  28. caipirina says:

    Since the hulu link to SNL Mang does not fly with us ‘not in the US’ folks, here the J Lo – Mango catfight on Youtube

    As for the dancing guy? Awesome!

  29. Phikus says:

    ANTINOUS: Considering his name, I don’t think it would be worth the trip.

  30. swies says:

    check out the synced videos (or make your own!) here:

  31. roundabout says:

    it’s so great to see how non-homophobic the posters here are, with the (possible) exception of the use of the word faggoty, although i’ve used it before many’s the time (gay here).

    anyway, you guys rock.

  32. Joel Johnson says:

    I love both his video and the original. There’s all sorts of subtle, awesome shots in the Beyonce one that I just love. It’s an all CG video without all the heavy CG!

    Also, I wish I could dance like that. :(

  33. skatanic says:

    I am going to go out on a limb and say his version is better than the original.

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