MICHAEL JACKSON and KENICHI EBINA: Robot Dance Masters!

“DANCING MACHINE” THE JACKSONS

mj soul trainVintage Jackson Five, Afros, glittery suits, and some of the best choreography of the 70’s! “Dancing Machine” was released in February of 1974 and hit #1 on the R&B charts shortly afterwards. What made Dancing Machine so awesome was Michael’s introduction of the Robot Dance to the public when he performed it first on Soul Train. Actually Charles “Robot” Washington created the dance in the late 60’s and perfected his moves at parties and clubs. But Michael Jackson pushed the new dance into the mainstream. Some say that the Robot Dance is a version of the 20’s Puppeting dance moves when dancers tried to imitate marionette movements.

“AMERICA’S GOT TALENT 2013 WINNER”

agtWe lost Michael too early but watch out world, Kenichi Ebina is here. Who’s Kenichi? He’s a humble 39 year old, Japanese performance artist that is simply one of the most creative entertainers to come around in years. Kenichi became the 2013 winner of America’s Got Talent based on his outrageous performances. He’s acting out stories, portraying all of the characters, interacting with a screen, and combining magical dance moves. Kenichi’s repertoire includes martial arts, hip hop, magic, breakdancing (including the Robot), and freestyle all in three minutes! Here’s a perfect introduction to the genius of Kenichi Ebina.

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