Astaire or Jackson. It's a toss up really. Both were outragiously talented, however Jackson probably had the greater impact. Is that because he was better, or simply enjoyed greater exposure?
Michael Jackson obviously, he is the best dancer ever, for some reason he is the king of pop and entertainment, is well known that MJ could dance anything and even improve anything, long live the king, the new dancers just copy his style, that's the simple true.
Michael Jackson? Really?
So many great dancers throughout history. Nureyev, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Nijinski, Margot Fonteyne, Bob Fosse, Gwen Vernon, Ginger Rogers, Agnes Demille, Isadora Duncan. These are people who changed dance...
Okay, maybe Michael Jackson contributed but I hardly consider him the best dancer of all time...that would be silly. He got most of his moves from Bob Fosse
Like mega said a year ago, you can't choose just one.
Michael Jackson? Really? Really.
The so many dancers you claim throughout history such as Nureyev, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Donald O' Connor, Ginger Rogers, etc, etc.. Are peole who changed dance, yes, but these people were all trained (obviously taught dancers), because they all performed the same styled choreography. Michael Jackson not only taught himself, having natural talent since a young age, but grew naturally and took from various dancers, as well as created dance, and changed dance throughout history. He is a tremendously talented dancer because he was extremely versatile, he channeled every form of dance including those of old. He was a splendid performer as well. If you know what really makes a dancer, such as core strength, flexibility, great coordination, emotion, rythm, posture, and versatility, then you know that Michael Jackson truly embodied them all. He has done solo dance performances that prove this, his skill-- (some of his greatest performances are those live) do the research, and see for yourelf. No doubt, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Ginger Rogers, and the others in those days were very great dancers, but frankly, Michael Jackson wasn't called the greatest performer and dancer for no reason. Even Fred Astaire himself admitted he was another great talent, like himself.
I am. Lend me a pole and I will show you. Just ask Cindyvine
Frankie Manning... absolutely amazing!! And he inspired the modern day swing dance scene! Awesome!
Michael jackson without a doubt
Just watch michael jacksons panther dance to see whether he is or not.
Okay, among the three men you have presented, Michael Jackson wins unanimously hands down. However, I will suggest someone who is not on your list- this man is the great Fred Astaire. He was off the charts when it came to dancing, savoire faire, and class. Mr. Astaire was the epitome of class!
by awsydney 4 years ago
As a musician and music lover, I have grappled with an answer to this question since MJ's sad passing, if there ever will be one.To me, good music entertains us. But great music must inspire and fuel passion within us. It may even change the way we view the world and hopefully for the better. For...
by cooldad 2 years ago
Why are people still fascinated with Michael Jackson?I grew up loving Michael Jackson, when he seemed to be a normal black man. When he turned white, wore shin guards and started sleeping with little boys (my opinion), I lost interest. He ended up a little, shriveled, drug addicted...
by Julianna 9 years ago
An American Icon has passed, which has shocked the world, what are your thoughts feelings emotions?
by footynut 8 years ago
My personal favourite Michael Jackson song is Dirty Diana. What is yours?
by mosaicman 7 years ago
I think "Man In The Mirror" represents Mike best. He was about everything good. He wanted people to change their thinking and behaviors. This would change how people treat each other and the environment.
by Steven Escareno 9 years ago
Since, Michael Jackson newest documentary is out about the late great artists departure. I became quite curious to see how the world feels about his legacy. Therefore, I'm launching this post to get feedback on your thoughts of Michael Jackson. Do you guys feel he was just a...
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