Tag Archives: Dance

Hapa, Live

Paleo Retiree writes: My wife and I recently caught and loved a show by a legendary Hawaiian folk band. “Hapa” means mixed, as in a part-Hawaiian/part-white person. The group Hapa performs traditional Hawaiian music, featuring beautiful melodies, harmonies and values — … Continue reading

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Couldn’t Do It Today

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: From Wikipedia: The dance is sometimes said to reenact a violent “discussion” between a pimp and a prostitute. It includes mock slaps and punches, the man picking up and throwing the woman to the ground, or lifting and carrying … Continue reading

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Dance Routine Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: A brilliant routine, filmed in 1930, from Earl “Snakehips” Tucker, a regular at Harlem’s Savoy Ballroom and Cotton Club: So much to enjoy here in addition to Tucker’s legendary hyperflexible spine and exaggerated hip circles: The way he’s … Continue reading

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Dance Number Du Jour

Paleo Retiree writes: I think it’s safe to say that a sizable majority of the people who post here are big fans of Cyd Charisse (born Tula Ellice Finklea in Amarillo, Texas). Has there ever been another performer so poised yet … Continue reading

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The Camera Loves…

Blowhard, Esq. writes: …Cyd Charisse. Click on the image to enlarge. Related Eddie Pensier shared a great performance featuring Charisse and Ricardo Montalbán here.

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Dance Du Jour

Eddie Pensier writes: Sexy sequence from “On An Island With You” (1948), with Cyd Charisse and Ricardo Montalbán. If you only know Montalbán from Fantasy Island, Star Trek, and “Corinthian Leather”, this may surprise you. He’s a terrific partner as … Continue reading

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Go-Go Dancing

Paleo Retiree writes: As far as giddy, pure-pleasure culture-activities go, there hasn’t been much that’s given me more pleasure over the years than watching go-go dancers. They’re a lot more than just cute, skillful and energizing eye candy — although, … Continue reading

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“The Kissing Bandit,” Frank Sinatra, and Ricardo Montalban

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I’ve been going through some of the lesser-known MGM musicals of late. There’s a lot of dreck hiding out in that celebrated body of work. But one of the things you quickly realize is that even … Continue reading

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