It is very fitting that the first three letters in Gene Kelly’s name mirror the first three letters in the word “genius”.
Because, yes indeed, his performance of “Singing In The Rain” was pure, unbridled genius.
Choreographed by Gene himself, he captured the emotion of the moment so very well through his expansive body language and facial expressions. His passion and joy for dance was clearly evident in this number.
His wonderful use of space, formulated by his decision to let the camera be the eye of the viewer, was and still is innovative and ground-breaking.
The dimensional aspects of this number are wonderfully broad and captivating, almost difficult to summarize in mere words. One has to visually take in the glory and passion of this number to fully understand the brilliance of this performance.
Which of today’s performers capture the essence of Gene Kelly Or is that performance era gone forever?