last night the lovely tangobaby & her beau treated me to viewing some of the most amazing dance clips ever filmed in history on their 10' movie screen home theater system ~ the audition performance of rudolf nureyev that gave him an open ride into both the bolshoi & the kirov ballet companies, bo jangles' soft shoe brilliance and the nicholas brothers in one of their most famous performances in stormy weather. it's valuable to know before watching the clip below that many performance greats such as mikhail baryshnikov, fred astaire, gregory hines, michael & janet jackson consider the nicholas brothers the greatest dancers/performers in history. it's widely agreed that if their biography was ever filmed, their dance numbers would have to be computer generated because no one could duplicate them.
here they are with cab calloway in this incredible performance in the 1943 movie stormy weather:
btw ~ neither of them have any formal dance training ~ they learned their skills by growing up around vaudeville
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