Dancer Tribute 1/9/12: Kenny Ortega (Palo Alto, CA) I love Michael Jackson! I love “This Is It!” So glad there were some cameras around to catch this brilliant show. I so wish the tour had happened and MJ was still here. From what we could see of the bits and pieces of it, Kenny Ortega did a fabulous job directing it. Together with Michael Jackson, he created and designed the Dangerous World Tour 1992-1993 and the HIStory World Tour 1996-1997.
I love High School Musical! I have seen them all and love all 3 movies. I have the soundtrack. My favorite character is Sharpay. And I loved Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure. Sharpay and brother Ryan are over-the-top characters in the High School Musical trilogy. I loved watching Ashley Tisdale perform in the TV show Hellcats. I was so sad when it got cancelled.
I love Dirty Dancing! It took a brilliant dance genius to come up with the well-known, well-loved great dances in that film. Well, I guess Kenny Ortega was that brilliant dance genius who choreographed the film. My favorite dance in the film was Do You Love Me, that captured the essence of “dirty” dancing. I also love the finale dance to “The Time of My Life.”
Kenny has had a hand in so many of my movie & video favorites like: Xanadu, Hocus Pocus, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar and Madonna’s Material Girl. I love Kenny Ortega!!!
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