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A little levity

There’s plenty of commentary today about how the Congressional Republicans once again got away with murder and how the rest of the country is being held hostage due to the complicity of the coal miners in West Virginia. Yeah, let that sink in. The house is on fire and the neighbors are blocking the fire trucks. Infuriating.

But enough of that. It’s going to be a cold and soggy weekend. That ruins my gardening plans. So I’ve been looking around the YouTube for entertainment and have I found some. I didn’t know this clip existed. It’s a dance number from the musical My Sister Eileen from the way back. This dance number was choreographed by Bob Fosse in one of his first movie gigs. He also dances it in a competition with the amazingly over talented Tommy Rall. Never heard of that guy either. I must have been living under a rock.

Don’t expect jazz hands or Fosse shuffles here. It’s just pure athleticism and omg the jumps are to die for.

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  1. Wow, what a dancer Rall was. His ballet training is evident in this. He’ always stretched out, his core is centered, he’s pulling up in every step. His lunges are deep for his jumps. That makes it look so effortless. Fosse is also very good but his style is completely different. It’s more Astaire than Kelly. He’s looser, a little off balance, energetic but a little out of control. They balance each other well. But I give the edge to Rall as being the better dancer. He’s amazing.

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