“Let’s dance” is a 80s classic by David Bowie. It was released as the first single from that album in 1983, and went on to become one of his biggest-selling tracks. The single was one of Bowie’s fastest selling to date, entering the UK singles chart at number five on its first week of release. Strong rhythm and bassline make people want to dance and dance with David Bowie’s signature steps.
On Monday class, one of the petit allegro exercises was the most basic steps of Mazurka --- simple steps but extremely difficult. I immediately thought of the amazing Mazurka done by a group of little girls and boys in Paquita.
Marzuka from Paquita by Vaganova Academy of Ballet
I don't belong to the Michael Jackson world, but I have to admit that he indeed brought a lot of amazing performance experiences to the world. He wrote quite some great songs, but normally I was distracted from his fancy steps and body movements. For one of his hits Billie Jean, not until I heard Veloso singing it with only guitar and simple percussion, I didn't realize the song was talking about something that could be seen as a serious social issue(due to my poor English to understand Michael Jackson's screaming and accent of singing). Without other entertaining "side effects", Billie Jean still has its right to be one of the hits of the decades.
Caetano Veloso sings Billie Jean. The original dancing music becomes very sentimental and somehow confessing.