From Jenna Ortega in “Merlina” to John Travolta in “Saturday Night Fever”: the most iconic dances that marked generations

(Infobae // Jovani Pérez)
(Infobae // Jovani Pérez)

Every movie or series has good and bad moments that transcend from generation to generation. Some happen by accident, others are planned, but in general it is those moments that have marked several stories to the point of becoming indisputable references for the public. For this reason, it is often difficult to talk about some film and television classics without remembering their iconic scenes.

since it was released merlin [Wednesday] -a new series of Tim Burton available in Netflix– its protagonist has positioned himself among the main trends in social networks for a scene where he brought out his best dance steps. It is a choreography that she herself Jenna Ortega created inspired by the musical counterculture of the 80s to the rhythm of Goo Goo Muck of The Cramps.

At just eight years old, he ventured into the world of acting, appearing in various castings.  She so she managed to work on "Jane The Virgin" Y "you"but his first leading role came until he coincided with the member of "The Addams Family".  (Photo Instagram: @jennaortega)
At just eight years old, he ventured into the world of acting, appearing in various castings. She thus managed to work in “Jane The Virgin” and “You”, but her first leading role came until she coincided with the member of “The Addams Family”. (Photo Instagram: @jennaortega)

“I actually felt very insecure about it. I choreographed it myself. I think it is quite obvious that I am not a dancer or a choreographer, ”she said in an interview for Netflix.

His insecurity did not cross the small screen, as both his colleagues and the public have applauded his performance on the dance floor. In fact, the fragment went viral on the internet just a few hours after the premiere of the series on the streaming platform and it became quite a trendingbecause since then several users have tried to replicate all their movements.

The American actress of Mexican and Puerto Rican descent did not get all the credit, because through her account Twitter He confessed that he was inspired by siouxsie sioux, Bob Fosee in Rich Man’s FrugLisa Loring, Lene Lovich, Denis Lavat Y videos of goths dancing in clubs from the 80s to get the steps that were according to the personality of merlin.

Although only the first season of the series was released, everything indicates that the spectacular dance of Jenna Ortega It will be a precedent in her nascent career as an actress and it will be an unforgettable scene from merlin under the eyes of Tim Burton.

It is not the first time that an actor transcends his dance steps in a production outside of the musical genrebecause during the history of cinema, scenes that continue to be applauded internationally stood out.

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John starred in the most popular version of "Vaseline" in 1978. (Photo: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John starred in the most popular version of “Grease” in 1978. (Photo: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

The actor who is undoubtedly considered a great dancer for his enviable hip movements for the big screen is John Travolta. It all began in 1977, when she, at just 23 years old, starred in Saturday night fever [Saturday Night Fever] with Karen Lynn Gorney.

The plot was seasoned with a dance contest, for that reason many scenes take place in studios and clubs. At that time, the world moved to the rhythm of disco music., so the most iconic steps of the genre made by both American actors necessarily stood out. it was so John Travolta unfolded on stage with You Should Be Dancing Y More Than Woman of bee gees.

His stellar participation drove the public crazy and it was worth it for Randal Kleiser to choose him to play danny zuko in the most popular version of Vaseline [Grease] with Olivia Newton-John. After the musical he began to be considered as The King of the Tracka nickname that could hardly be removed in his later projects.

Although Violent times [Pulp Fiction] he left the romantic plots to give life to a thug, he could not detach himself from the dance and performed an iconic choreography with Uma Thurman to the rhythm of You Never Can Tell by Chuck Berry.

Although the scene was very short-lived, it was an important part of the film’s popularity. In fact, the protagonists joked about it at an awards ceremony oscar.

One of the most famous characters in DC Comics it is Joker [Joker]an archenemy of Batman what has beeneither hated by many, loved by others. During his history in audiovisual productions has marked a before and after in the careers of the actors who play him and with Joaquin Phoenix It was no exception, as crowds were moved with a new version of the deranged clown.

Among the most remembered scenes made by the American actor in 2019, a chase stands out where time stopped for him to go down the stairs very much in the style of the Jokerdancing. For the first time, another version of the villain immersed in his madness could be appreciated, enjoying the here and now.

version of Joaquin Phoenix added points to win the Oscar for “Best Actor” and received worldwide recognition from many viewers who recreated his scene.

The first actor to play the spider superhero was Toby Maguire and although it has been more than two decades since he starred in the first film of his trilogy, he is still considered a favorite by many fans. Among all his scenes, one in particular stands out that even became a meme.

It is about the little dance that he did through the streets of the United States in the third film of spider-man when Venon took over his body. Although the actor did not make big moves, the context made it one of the best moments for his fans.

In 1994 it premiered The maska comedy where Jim Carrey played the banker stanley ipkiss Y Cameron Diaz gave life to Tina Carlyle. Like other films starred by the American actor, his sense of humor and level of interpretation influenced him to be a success that went as far as XV years parties in Mexico.

And it is that their dance scenes were so outstanding that they became a tradition among the most committed quinceañeras with their shows for their quinceañeras. Usually, there are two mambo sequences that are commonly replicated: her escape in a nightclub with the actress who also gave her voice to Fiona in Shrek and his persecution.

There are many more scenes that made a difference in his film and that, regardless of the passage of time and technological advances, are still remembered by the public. Such is the case of the daring dance they did Patrick Swayze Y Jennifer Gray in hot dance; Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in another world within the titanic Y Jennifer Gardner beside Mark Ruffalo remembering his childhood to the rhythm of Michael Jackson in If I had 30.

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