Tuesday 20 July 2021

Obsessional Editing

Above is the original by Jeff Lynne's ELO. I did post about the wider topic back here. I love the dance edits so much that I did some digging on. The edit below is a low resolution of the inspirational original as the that Youtube gem was deplatformed, and then the low res edit was deplatformed and an even lower quality resolution took its placed. Arseholes.

The next edit by Sabrina Fani might also have been scrubbed from the net though there seems to be some crossover with or between Alfonso Jimenez.

Sabrina's principle addition is an edit of Bebo Best & The Super Lounge Orchestra - Sing Sing Sing (Dance Video) | Choreography | MihranTV

This is one of the original dance scenes (Lot of Livin' To Do) from the movie "Bye Bye Birdie" with the extraordinary Ann Margret

For me this is the next level choreography. If you pay attention there are always at least three layers of action going (foreground, middle and background) on and there are references to antiquity which just boggle the mind and hint at creative input that is in my opinion rarely seen for public consumption. I probably wouldn't have noticed it, just by watching the 1969 movie Sweet Charity, with Shirley MacLean (sister of Warren Beatty and Illuminati bloodline), but the dance edit by Alfonso Jimenez brings it to life in a way that is unforgettable. Original choreography by Bob Fosse.

The last video is Freemasons (ironic huh?) featuring Katherine Ellis "When you touch me", an homage to the dance scene in Sweet Charity, as she bears a strong resemblance to the lead female dancer - it's not even close in quality to the original. I've yet to find the names of the dancers in the movie Sweet Charity but that's the final piece of the jigsaw.

Update: I did find out the  original female dance lead. She's an accomplished woman even in her 70s. It should be part of this post but I've temporarily forgotten where I filed it.

To find the information took me weeks and weeks as I had to trawl through the comments of the Sabrina Fani video edit (now deleted), so a lot of world class information has been scrubbed for the time being.

It's safe to say I'm obsessed with that Sweet Charity choreography and setting. When I found out it was released in the year of my birth, I couldn't believe it. I genuinely thought it was super fresh and made recently. Either I'm thick as mince or it's an exceptionally classic-modern.

I may come back if I find more additions of original material.

And here I YAM

Urging you to see the likeness