Watching this (and fearing broken ankles with each loop) I can’t helping thinking about that old quote Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels.
But no, if you watch closely you’ll see she doesn’t even step on the last chair. That means she had to trust that fucker to lift her gently to the ground while he was spinning down onto that chair. That takes major guts. I’d be pissing myself and fearing a broken neck if I were in her place. Kudos to her.
I can’t stop watching this.
I’m a ballroom dancer. She was meant to step on that chair and slipped. She was lucky she didn’t break her ankle, and man, he must must have been strong as fuck not to even flinch at that and immediately take her weight because she should have toppled.
No, Ginger was never meant to step on the chair. This bit is lifted directly from the stage choreography with Clair Luce. She didn’t step on the chair either.
Read Fred’s book, he talks about it directly.