Thursday, January 27, 2005

"I'm dancin' in the rain..."

I just finished watching "Anatomy of a Dancer: the Gene Kelly Story." I'm pretty sure that everyone reading this blog knows that I was a huge Gene Kelly fan from the time I was little up to this very day. It was kind of funny actually. I went so far as to have a crush on Kelly. I suspect it was more in regards of him being a dancer than anything else. I knew that he was too old for me but as I used to say, "Any guy that dances has my attention." I remember walking home from school a time or two singing and dancing to "Singin' in the Rain" while it was raining no less!!

As I am now taking a class on Dance Appreciation, I am taking the chance to go back to my dance roots and rewatch movies and various dances while trying to look at them in a new light. I don't know how John thinks of it (I know that he is not fond of musicals in particular and to him one dancer is the same as any other one).

I do have a request though, If anyone ever finds a recording of "Dance: A Man's Game" please let me know. It was a live broadcast done in the 1950s by Gene Kelly. I think it would be a good thing to consider for my report. I somehow don't expect anyone here to be able to find it but it's one thing that really interests me.


T said...

A woman in my musicals class (Themes in movies) a few semesters ago was a Gene Kelly fanatic. She has seen every one of his movies and even had a tattoo dedicated to him near her ankle (?). It was the Eiffel Tower, done รก la "An American in Paris", with a crescent moon and his "autograph".
I'll be on the lookout for your movie, but I can't promise anything. Have you ever seen the movie "White Nights"? It's about a ballet dancer who befriends a tap dancer (both are men), or something like that. I haven't seen it in years.

AtheneBelle said...

I've heard of it. If I'm not mistaken it's the first movie which Barishnikov was ever in.

Jess said...

I did a Google search for "Dance: A Man's Game" and it gave me your website. Weird.

AtheneBelle said...

Oh my.