The Greatest Show on Earth. MICHAEL AND ILLUSIONISTS BEFORE 2009. Part 3
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This part of our investigation is mainly informative.
Michael has always been interested in magic and illusion, and he always tried to use some magical tricks in his shows. Let us remember the antigravity-shoes as an example of his illusion, which was used in front of the 70 000 people in Bucharest in 1992.
salomeya: “Today while looking for one song, I came across this video… It is a very familiar idea… red curtain… eyes… cupola… elephant on stage… and white tiger… “You see what I want you to see, when I want you to see it, and how I want you to see it” (MJ for EBONY 2007)
Ольгея: "salomeya, this is the show of Siegfried and Roy. As I know, once Michael composed music for their show – Ballad about Siegfried and Roy.
http://vivere.mybb.ru/viewtopic.php?id=149#p11469 from the same article
"Friendship and professional relationship between Michael and director and choreographer Kenny Ortega last for a long time. And now they are together again. “Whether it’s tour or a show in Vegas they will decide together”, says the friend, “They absolutely trust each other, and it will bring success to their new project.”
“Everything will be good, very good”, said Michael, and Kenny added, "We’re going to get it done and when it is you’ll know it’ll be the right way working out for the best for everybody involved."
Something tells me that Michael was inclined to do a show in Las Vegas.
So, Michael has started to visit different circus shows.
November 2006 – talks about cooperation of Michael and David Blaine
Michael Jackson & David Blaine plan ‘magic and music’ spectacular
A big news story is brewing
Michael Jackson teaming up with David Blaine?
After Michael Jackson’s dismal performance at The World Music Awards last week, the King of Pop needs all of the help he can get. Now it looks like he’s found it in street magician, David Blaine. It’s been reported that Jackson and Blaine are planning a music and magic spectacle for the New Year.
According to Pop Revenge, who are billing the story as an exclusive undercover report from The World Music Awards, a source close to the famous pop star claims to have revealed that Michael is planning a spectacular show to silence his critics with the help of his old friend, David Blaine. The female source told Pop Revenge that Jackson is already in the early stages of pulling off a big comeback, "There is nothing more sacred to Michael than his electricity on stage, press reports claimed he will never sing again like he used to, they are in for a shock. The attacks have personally hurt him, he has always prided himself on his abilities as a live performer. His response will be dramatic and the answer is going to be onstage, it is something nobody else could create."
Another source at the awards show, apparently a friend of David Blaine’s, admitted to the outlet that plans are indeed underway for something unique, "David is in New York preparing for his big stunt next week, as soon as he comes through that are going to start preparations, people will realize that Michael can perform at the highest level, a level only he can attain. People are in for a surprise."
It looks like this unknown music and magic spectacular will coincide with Jackson’s upcoming album, which is being recorded in Ireland and is expected to be available sometime in 2007.
While the validity of these sources are still up for debate, it’s interesting to think of the possible stage show both entertainers are capable of putting together. Before we get too excited, though, who remembers the short lived buzz surrounding Michael’s supposed Thriller performance at the World Music Awards? Michael just needs to make it happen, that’s what fans are waiting for.
Beginning of 2007 – Michael was happy to share his impressions of his first month in Vegas. He said that he was glad to watch Lance Burton’s show (by the way the show belongs to Kirk Kerkorian) in Monte-Carlo with his children. “I love magic”, he told me. “I liked his show. It is amazing and nice. I like to be driven by magic.” Under the protection of his bodyguards and security of Monte-Carlo, he entered the hall from the back door not to make a scene with his fans, he and his children took seats at the mezzanine near the sound system, and they left short before the show was finished not to distract audience’s attention from Lance’s final stage appearance.
February 2007 – Michael was out to see one more time The Beatles LOVE in Mirage. After the show was finished, he visited LOVE boutique to buy some souvenirs from Beatles Show. He was surprisingly happy to pose with his fans in front of the cameras and even eased his body guards’ protection. After that he headed for the backstage to meet the artists and the crew and thank them for the wonderful performance.
2008-2009 – Dragonfly: “This year somewhere in May-June there were rumors that Michael fell in love with an acrobat of Cirque du Soleil Noriko Takahashi from Japan. http://www.bild.de/BILD/news/bild-english/celebrity-gossip/2009/05/28/michael-jackson/king-of-pop-head-over-heels-in-love-with-japanese-acrobat-noriko-takahashi.htmll As if in 2008 he visited the performances of the circus several times because of her, came to backstage after the show and flirted with Noriko. And she refused him in a polite Japanese manner. All the journalists supposed that Michael would offer her to take part in his London Shows because she is a very talented acrobat. This love story is absolutely made up by mass media. Nevertheless, it is clear from the article that in 2008 Michael visited circus shows for 10 times.
Fall 2008 – mass media writes about the meeting with the representatives of Cirque du Soleil
To be continued…
English translation by Afalina
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