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Saturday, 18 August 2012

Omnibus: Dancing - A Man's Game (1958) - Star of the month... Gene Kelly

"Just as the dancer, the athlete does not exist who doesn't move with a certain rhythm. His timing i based on the same elements as the dancer's. Now, Mickey Mantle throwing a ball is dancing. And even though he is not doing it to music, it's still a beautiful rhythmic thing to watch." - Gene Kelly in 'Omnibus: Dancing - A Man's Game'.

'Omnibus: Dancing - A Man's Game' (1958) is an episode of the 1950s television series 'Omnibus'. This particular episode features a guest appearance from Gene Kelly, as he appeared dancing on television for the first time.

Gene Kelly talks about his theory of movement and sport - that dance was a form of athletics. With the assistance of several well known athletes of the time, he attempts to prove dancing is "a man's game".

Watch a clip of Gene Kelly dancing on 'Omnibus':

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