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SuperCreepGrrl
(absolute beginner )
12/16/02 02:11 PM
Dance move?  

Something I've often wondered about -

There's a "dance move" in several Bowie videos where he or someone in the video bends down and touches the ground with their right hand. Do you all know what I'm talking about? I can't describe it well.

Anyway, I've wondered, does this move have some sort of meaning behind it? To me, it seems like this means something. Does anyone know anything about this?

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Sysiyo
(acolyte)
12/18/02 02:47 AM
Re: Dance move? new [re: SuperCreepGrrl]  

Ah, that's the move I call "The Bowie Bow." I do not actually know if it does mean anything. To my knowledge it first surfaced on the video of Boy Keeps Swinging. One might wonder that it actually has something to do with David Mallet, as (if memory serves) he directed all the vuideos that feature that move.



theodora75
(grinning soul)
12/18/02 05:15 AM
Re: Dance move? new [re: SuperCreepGrrl]  

If my memory does not fail me it is mentioned in the "David Bowie and the occult" article that Bowie started doing that move on stage when he was singing the "From Kether to Malkuth" line during the Station to Station tour.So I guess it has some symbolic mystic meaning , representing the cabalistic tree of life or something...I don't know ...I 'm not good at stuff like that.

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iluv
(electric tomato)
12/18/02 06:48 PM
Re: Dance move? new [re: theodora75]  

i didnt even know he did it. Ill ask for a clip of the Boys Keep Swinging video from my friend who has the Bowie DVD.

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iluv
(electric tomato)
12/18/02 06:50 PM
Re: Dance move? new [re: SuperCreepGrrl]  

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poorsoul
(kook)
12/19/02 05:27 AM
Re: Dance move? new [re: theodora75]  

In reply to:

If my memory does not fail me it is mentioned in the "David Bowie and the occult" article that Bowie started doing that move on stage when he was singing the "From Kether to Malkuth" line during the Station to Station tour.So I guess it has some symbolic mystic meaning, representing the cabalistic tree of life or something...



Yes, I think it's supposed to symbolise the spiritual transition from Kether at the top of the Tree to Malkuth at the bottom (or maybe the other way around, I'm not too sure), which is what Qabalism is about.

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SuperCreepGrrl
(mortal with potential)
12/19/02 08:21 PM
Re: Dance move? new [re: poorsoul]  

That's very interesting. Thanks for the info, guys. I'd been wondering about that for a long time. :)

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Tuesday27
(grinning soul)
12/21/02 01:02 PM
Re: Dance move? new [re: Sysiyo]  

Ok, I was rather curious about this myself. After having watched the Boys Keep Swinging video repeatedly while searching for it, I seriously can't find it anywhere in there. Are there different versions of the video available or something?



che_rrylix
(kook)
12/21/02 01:38 PM
Re: Dance move? new [re: Tuesday27]  

It's also in Fashion and Dancing in the Streets...hahaha it's so funny when Jagger does it!



strangeDivine
(crash course raver)
12/21/02 01:47 PM
I never did anything out of the blue new [re: SuperCreepGrrl]  

During the bulldozer scen in the Ashes to Ashes video, two of the religious figures do a hand-to-ground move as well.

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Glitterbot
(cracked actor)
12/22/02 07:29 AM
john, please stop him! new [re: SuperCreepGrrl]  

Has anyone noticed how Bowie can't dance? Like, at all? God, just swaying and snapping his fingers is a nightmare.

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Lord_Byron
(mortal with potential)
12/22/02 11:50 AM
Re: john, please stop him! new [re: Glitterbot]  

In reply to:

Has anyone noticed how Bowie can't dance? Like, at all? God, just swaying and snapping his fingers is a nightmare.


He's a white Englishman, what do you expect? Actually, as a fellow white Englishman, I think he can dance! As evidence, just take a look at Bowie's dancing to "Stay" on The Dinah Shore Show, or the Serious Moonlight video for his OTT moves during the segue of "Fashion" and "Let's Dance", or even his quirky boogying to "You've Been Around" on the BTWN vid. I do admit, though, Bowie can look rather awkward when dancing along to some of his songs, but he's fighting a stiff battle against genetics!



TalentedChild
(wild eyed peoploid)
12/23/02 11:49 PM
Re: I never did anything out of the blue new [re: strangeDivine]  

Loving The Alien. He does that move in LTA too.

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JellicleCat
(grinning soul)
12/24/02 09:48 AM
Re: john, please stop him! new [re: Lord_Byron]  

.:. He does a number of cute little dance-type things in the Blue Jean video. Not all that remarkable, but at least there's a few spins and ...things. *blinks* And then there's that weird macarena-type dance in the Fame vid... Hehehehh... Don't forget Dancing in the Streets, throughout which Mick Jagger looks like a -complete- idiot. *laughs* I'm watching it right now... *snickers* If there's anyone who hasn't seen this, they need to download it off of Kazaa or something immediately, if only to get a good laugh. There's this one bit where Mick is doing this freaky Egyptian-looking thing, and David is behind him and I swear it looks like he's doing the Hokey Pokey... Jeez, it's hysterical. *L* Anyway, David can dnace, just not very well! ;)

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Tuesday27
(grinning soul)
12/25/02 00:27 AM
Re: john, please stop him! new [re: JellicleCat]  

The "Dancing in the Street" video often gives me nightmares :)



che_rrylix
(kook)
12/25/02 11:42 AM
Caawwwliing out aroouuund the woorrlld! new [re: JellicleCat]  

That's my favourite video! It makes me ! Seriously, I have decided that my goal in life is to re-do it, right down to that crazy hip shake thing they do at the end

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jareth13
(grinning soul)
12/27/02 07:16 PM
Re: Dance move? new [re: SuperCreepGrrl]  

I actually remember reading about this...it doesn't mean much, it's like that other move he does: he wipes a hand across his mouth, and that's shown up in several videos too...

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Pythonis
(grinning soul)
12/28/02 11:51 PM
Re: Dance move? new [re: jareth13]  

dancing in the Streets video: The Silliest Dance Ever. Undeniably, this peice is one of the silliest dances to ever surface in our study of 20th century culture. Scientists here at the Historical society of Rock And Roll have determined that this dance rates as even sillier than that Michael Jackson video where they are all dressed as monsters. The total lack of coordination on the parts of Bowie and Jagger leads our research team to suspect the involvement of mind altering substances.

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Stina
(grinning soul)
12/30/02 09:46 PM
Re: he can dance....if he puts his mind to it... new [re: Glitterbot]  

ever seen him in Fame, he does that little dance thing...and blue jean :) he also has the ballroom dance in labyrinth, who knows, maybe its just bad choreographers?

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SillyBoy
(grinning soul)
12/30/02 10:00 PM
Re: Bowie can't dance... new [re: Glitterbot]  

Yeah, I think that the "dance moves" what he makes on the blue jean video are just terrible ( I like the song though...)

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Thareth
(mortal with potential)
01/01/03 10:50 AM
Re: Dance move? new [re: SuperCreepGrrl]  

He has done it in quite a few of his videos. I beleive other people in the videos have to. I think its in one of the videos before Boys keep Swinging but I'm not sure, will have to watch and see for sure. Will watch happily to see.



Thareth
(mortal with potential)
01/01/03 01:09 PM
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Re: john, please stop him! new [re: Glitterbot]  

Bowie can dance!! He dances in many of his videos. And he also dances in Labyrinth. I happen to think he is a very good dancer. Then again I also think hes a god so you don't have to agree. Even though he is.



Sysiyo
(acolyte)
01/07/03 05:21 AM
Re: Dance move? new [re: Tuesday27]  

In reply to:

After having watched the Boys Keep Swinging video repeatedly while searching for it, I seriously can't find it anywhere in there.


If memory serves, it's just before that cut to the catwalk-part at the end. It's a bit hard to detect, and he does it a bit differently than usually, but it's there.



Tuesday27
(grinning soul)
01/08/03 06:45 PM
Re: Dance move? new [re: Sysiyo]  

Ah! I found it! Very hard to spot since you can only see him do it half-way before the frame changes. Thank you.



koolerthanjesus
(wild eyed peoploid)
01/30/03 05:53 AM
Re: Dance move? new [re: Thareth]  

In reply to:

It's also in Fashion and Dancing in the Streets...hahaha it's so funny when Jagger does it!


it's also in 'loving the alien,' and he sort of does it in the movie 'christiane f,' but he doesn't touch the ground there..

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CloverThePoet
(mortal with potential)
02/05/03 12:02 PM
Re: Dance move? new [re: SuperCreepGrrl]  

This ritualistic move is very pronounced in AshesToAshes.
The two flanked on both sides of Bowie continually express this motion several times in unison as they walk behind him

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bailunrui
(absolute beginner )
04/10/03 07:59 PM
Actually... new [re: Thareth]  

Bowie movies quite well. He may not be a Backstreet Boy, but he knows how to move. He's the kind of person who has charisma because they know how to control their body in order to affect other people.



ziggysgrl
(absolute beginner )
06/01/03 07:51 PM
Re: Dance move? new [re: che_rrylix]  

Yes, Ive seen him dose this move in Fame90....Boys Keep Swinging..and he does it in Miracle Goodnight...thats the only ones I've spotted so far. I watched thess videos so many times...its easy to recognize his moves



bailunrui
(grinning soul)
06/01/03 08:01 PM
Re: Actually... new [re: bailunrui]  

I just wanted to post one of my favorite bowie moves...

http://www.bailunrui.com/bowie/bowie_duke_rebel_dance.gif

Edited by bailunrui on 06/01/03 08:01 PM (server time).



T.J. Newton
(stardust savant)
06/01/03 08:05 PM
Another clue new [re: SuperCreepGrrl]  

You can see this specific move in Christiane F. as well - during Bowie's gig that Christiane attended.

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revidescent
(electric tomato)
06/01/03 09:17 PM
Re: Actually... new [re: bailunrui]  

Haha, nice...

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het
(grinning soul)
06/02/03 02:52 PM
Re: john, please stop him! new [re: Thareth]  

In reply to:

Then again I also think he's a god



Yay! I'm not the only one. None of my Bowie friends think this of his as I do.

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koolerthanjesus
(kook)
06/05/03 03:40 AM
Re: Another clue new [re: T.J. Newton]  

In reply to:

You can see this specific move in Christiane F. as well


some animated gifs of it:

from 'fashion'
from christiane f
from diamond dogs tour footage
from 'loving the alien'


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