Eternal MOONWALK in Heaven
Today in HIStory: March 25th, 1983
Event: Motown 25th Anniversary
Michael Jackson is one
of the greatest dancers of all time, both in creativity and
performance. His moves have mesmerized audiences around the globe, as
well as inspired a generation of dancers. One of the most popular move
is the Moonwalk which Michael Jackson, although he did not invent it,
perfected it and made it his own.
During the 1983 Motown 25th Anniversary,
Michael Jackson literally stole the show when he performed the Moonwalk
for the first time. The Moonwalk was a factor in what set Michael
Jackson apart and clearly in a league of his own.
This video shows Michael Jackson
performing Billie Jean and the Moonwalk for the first time. The
Moonwalk was a factor in what set Michael apart and clearly in a league
of his own in the realm of super stardom. Michael did not invent the move, but perfected it and made it his own.
It’s an amazing piece of history. This performance alone took Michael’s super stardom to a whole new level. Hear
the gasp of the crowd as they witness the first Moonwalk. Michael then
follows that with an amazing spin, which again is another very
difficult dance move. On completion of the spin, he bends his knees and
rises up on his toes.