Michael Jackson’s gravity-defying 45 degree forward tilt during his “Smooth Criminal” performance was a clever illusion invented by the pop star, scientists have revealed. The "mind-boggling" dance move was first seen in the 1987 video for the song, but he also repeated the feat live. Several fans tried to copy the move but none have managed to emulate the entertainer's dance move. Read more On Michael Jackson by Margo Jefferson: As smart as it is readable Michael Jackson's family is 'furious' with Quincy Jones over interview Meet the greatest men's figure skater ever Zac Efron once made Michael Jackson cry on the phone Led by long-time Jackson fan Nishant Yagnick, a team of three neurosurgeons set out to establish exactly how he achieved it. They found that most trained dancers can achieve no more than 25 to 30 degrees of forward tilt During the move, strain is shifted from the … [Read more...] about Michael Jackson’s gravity-defying 45 degree forward tilt during his Smooth Criminal was a clever illusion
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3 artists in residence, season number 4 for OPL musical director Gustavo Gimeno, 5 new recordings, 10 conductors making their debut…the Philharmonie and OPL 2018-19 season is packed with promise. Details of the next season at the Philharmonie and Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, which were unveiled on Wednesday by director general Stephan Gehmacher and his team, truly mark the music venue and its orchestra as among the elite in Europe. As usual, the Philharmonie welcomes three artists in residence next season. Acclaimed classical pianist Yuja Wang (who will also tour with the OPL), conductor Philippe Herreweghe who specializes in period performance of Bach in particular, and jazz pianist and composer Brad Mehldau. The venue will also host performances from some of the outstanding classical music talents in the world today, including Spanish conductor, viola player, and composer Jordi Savall, Chinese superstar pianist Lang Lang (currently recovering from an injury to his … [Read more...] about Numbers add up for next Phil and OPL season
Singer and actress Mariah Carey has spoken out for the first time about living with bipolar disorder. In an interview, the one of the biggest selling singers in history explained how she went through years of “denial and isolation” fearing that her career would be ruined if anyone found out that she had the mental health condition. She said she did not recognise the guilt and hyperactivity - both symptoms of a condition which affects hundreds of thousands of people in the UK - until she sought help. Culture news in pictures 30 show all Culture news in pictures 1/30 An employee hangs works of art with "Grand Teatro" by Marino Marini (R) and bronze sculpture "Sfera N.3" by Arnaldo Pomodoro seen ahead of a Contemporary Art auction on 7 October, at Sotheby's in London REUTERS 2/30 Street art by Portuguese artist Odeith is seen in Dresden, during an exhibition "Magic City - art of the streets" AFP/Getty Images 3/30 Dancers attend a … [Read more...] about Bipolar disorder: What are the symptoms and how is it treated?
The State Symphony Orchestra of Armenia gloriously performed Armenian music in the magnificent Hall of Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie. As the Orchestra reported in a release, the Armenian music was presented by two generations of Armenian composers-Aram Khachatryan and Eduard Hayrapetyan. In the first part of the concert the Symphony Orchestra and Narek Hakhnazaryan (cello) performed Hayrapetyan's concerto N4 for Cello under the conduction of Sergey Smbatyan. The composer wrote this work specially for this concert and presented it to Narek Hakhnazaryan. The world premiere of the concert took place in the Elbphilharmonie. Hayrapetyan's Cello Concerto performed by the orchestra and soloist filled the hall with delicate and passionate, intense and charming tones that exposed the author's ideas to the audience, touched the souls of the people, transmitting beautiful feelings. Eduard Hayrapetyan was present at the evening as well. The audience admitted his work warmly, applauding … [Read more...] about Armenian State Symphony Orchestra’s performance at Elbphilharmnie received with loud applauses and “bravos”
YEREVAN, MARCH 30, ARMENPRESS. The Armenian State Symphony Orchestra delivered a concert March 28 in Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie Hall. The Orchestra and cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan performed Symphony No. 2 by Aram Khachaturian and the Cello Concerto of contemporary composer Eduard Hayrapetyan. Sergei Smbatyan, artistic director and conductor of the Orchestra, told ARMENPRESS that it is very important to perform modern and classic Armenian music in Elbphilharmonie, one of the world’s most demanded and popular halls. “Eduard Hayrapetyan composed a Cello Concerto specially for this concert. It is wonderful when foreign audiences see the rich and unique traditions of Armenia in the music area”, he said. “All tickets were sold out several months before the concert, we received a standing ovation after the performance and the audience was demanding an encore for several times”, he said. English –translator/editor: Stepan Kocharyan … [Read more...] about Armenian State Symphony Orchestra gets standing ovation and multiple encore requests after Hamburg performance