What started on the stage has made its way to the screen. Dance is one of the oldest forms of performance art, so it makes sense that we began filming dancers as soon as we learned how to record moving images. Musicals and dance numbers have become a central part of the cinematic experience over the course of the last century, and a brand new video combines all of those ideas into one exhausting endeavor. Check it out below to see for yourself.
Try to tell me that the above video isn't exhausting. All I did was sit and watch, and I started to sweat. Coming to us courtesy of well-known YouTuber Antonio Maria da Silva, the supercut takes 300 separate dance sequences from iconic movies, and combines them into something intense, rhythmic, and beautiful. From comedies, to musicals, to even a few action movies, the clip splices all of these sequences seamlessly to the beat of Jennifer Lopez' "On the Floor." Quit pretending you don't love that track; it's catchy as hell.
Some seriously amazing films are on display in this clip. Obviously we see movies like Saturday Night Fever and Footloose. However, my personal favorite is the use of Tom Cruise sliding across the floor in that iconic scene from Risky Business. No matter what music is playing, that move will never fail to get a rise out of the audience.
As previously mentioned: it's not surprising that moviegoers have fallen in love with dancing over the years. Dance played a central role in silver screen entertainment as far back as 1895, when Thomas Edison brought the Annabelle Serpentine Dance to life for awestruck crowds. Film audiences have always had a passion for dance, and we don't think that passion's going anywhere anytime soon.
Of course, this video only represents the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the things Antonio Maria da Silva can do. Remember, this is the YouTube channel responsible for the awesome Hell's Club video that took the Internet by storm last year. It just goes to show what technology has allowed average people to do with their favorite movies. We are no longer consumers; we can take the artwork created by others and craft something wholly new and interesting with it.
If you consider yourself a cinephile with an affinity for dance, then we definitely recommend you watch the video at the top of this page. Not only does it showcase a ton of editing and filmmaking skill on the part of the Antonio Maria da Silva, but it also showcases the sheer athleticism of the actors and performers who took on these films in the first place. Check out the video and tell us about your favorite cinematic dance sequence of all time in the comments section below!
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Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.