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VW Golf/Gene Kelly – Behind The Scenes…

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You remember that VW Golf/Gene Kelly video I wrote about a few posts ago? Well, it turns out one of the 3 dancers for that film is David Elsewhere, an amazing dancer who has a good few videos of himself on his website. Chief weblogger Kottke has the lowdown, including an interview with Elsewhere himself. Turns out he didn’t enjoy it as much as we did… “The sound stage was cold and we had to dance under artificial rain for hours. To avoid freezing we wore wet suits under our already thick, tight costumes.” Bless. (via LinkMachineGo)

Just received my new mailing

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Just received my new mailing of Popbitch, and it pointed this out: Have you seen the new Geri Halliwell video? It seems that the rumours of the dancer not actually being her are gathering speed. EMI issued a denial this morning: “Those claims are categorically not true,” said a spokesman. “You only have to look at her in recent photos to see that it is her body in the video.”

So consider this.
1. Within the Spice Girls, who were all terrible at
dancing, Geri was famous for being by a distance
the very worst.
2. The video features precisely executed double-
pirouettes, dancing en pointe and perfect splits:
moves professional dancers take years to develop.
3. All these moves are shot without her face being
featured.
4. The “Geri” in the dance sequence seems to have
bigger thigh muscles than the Geri we know and love.

Hmmm. And while we’re at it, Baby Spice’s legs aren’t actually that long in her new video. They’ve been digitally stretched.