Videos that always give me a lift -- hope they do the same for you! Also see my collection of greatest uplifting music videos.
Includes the "Greatest dance number ever filmed," the "Best video of all time," one dancer becoming many dancers, many dancers becoming one dancer, the smallest, the legends, as well as the great, the merely famous, the funny and the viral ... not to mention parkour, acrobatics, and amazing fight choreographies!
The Nicholas Brothers
Don't miss the second half! Landing in splits from bigger and bigger leaps .. incredible! (And a lolpic version of brothers dancing--couldn't resist!)
Cab Calloway, "Stormy Weather" (movie)
"Greatest dance number ever filmed." - Fred Astaire
Related famous tap dance:
- Fred Astaire: Highlights Bio; Dancing on the ceiling (short; full; improved sound); with Eleanor Powell/Begin the Beguine
- Gregory Hines, Sammy Davis and Legends of Tap
- Savion Glover: Solo; as a young kid
Drawing on his early dance and musical theater training Walken won awards for this unique approach to dance (and flight!) he created shortly before his 60th birthday.
Fatboy Slim, "Weapon Of Choice"
2002's "Best video of all time," six MTV awards
Related famous dance and videos:
- John Travolta: Saturday Night Fever; Pulp Fiction
- Michael Jackson: Billie Jean, Dangerous
- Billy Ray Cyrus, Achy Breaky Heart: Music video; dance popularity
Bboy Junior (aka Buana)
(France) A frequent European competition winner, his gravity-defying acrobatic style is based on his tremendous strength. Watch from 1:11 how long it takes before his feet touch the ground again!
Red Bull BC One Competition, 2004
Related amazing movement:
David Elsewhere (Bernal)
Digitally plays all dancers in his commercials:
iPod; Singing in the Rain; Heineken; Music video: Kinky, "Sister Twisted"
Mikhail Baryshnikov: Giselle; Don Quixote
Acrobat and Circus Artists:
- Chinese Ballet Circus: Swan Lake
- Dima Shine, one-man show: Cirque de Demain
- Dralion: Duo Flying Trapeze
- Mouvance: Tango Trapeze
- Cirque du Soleil: The Varekai
- Related Acrobat Performances: Beijing Acrobatic Troupe; chinese Duo
Deaf Child Dancers: Thousand-Hand Bodhisattva
(China) Performing the amazing Kwan-yin (Buddhist goddess of mercy) in sync by following two women instructing them in sign language—because they can't hear the music! About the Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe
- The Matrix: Vampire Chateau; Agent Smith Reloaded; Neo v Morpheus; Lobby Scene; Revolutions Final Fight (actual scenes, not remixes)
- Choreographed Fight Competitions: 10th All China Games; winner
- Judson Laipply, The Evolution of Dance
- Little Superstar
- Weird Al Yankovic: White and Nerdy; I'm Fat
- Napoleon Dynamite Dance Scene
- Soulja Boy (and the one by the white kids)
- 1500 Inmates perform Michael Jackson's Thriller
- OK Go, Here It Goes Again (treadmill choreography)
- Star Wars Kid: Matrix; Drunken Jedi
- Matrix Ping-pong
- Steven Colbert Green Screen Highlights