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John Ary's Fascinating Interview With Michael "Boogaloo Shrimp" Chambers!!

Published at: Oct. 2, 2012, 9:44 a.m. CST by John Ary

 

John Ary here with one of the most influential dancers in modern cinema.  

 

 
Michael "Boogaloo Shrimp" Chambers broke into the entertainment business by appearing in several music videos during the dawn of MTV.  His first film became the toast of the 1984 Cannes Film Festival and would usher in a new era of dance movies.  If you haven't seen Breakin' and Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo, you need to rectify that as soon as possible.  I had the chance to talk with Mr. Chambers about his career including the origins of the "Broom Dance", how Ray Harryhausen influenced his craft, how he became the Urkel-Bot on Family Matters and his latest project, a James Brown bio-pic.
 
If you want more, check out part 2 of my interview with Mr. Chambers and one of his protégés as we discuss the differences between dance in the 80's and today.  You can find that video here.  Also, stay on the look out for his new James Brown film which is in the process of getting submitted into film festivals right now.
 
 
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