With Michael Jackson's first major comeback in years soon approaching, the King of Pop is looking for some new dance moves!
And set to help Jacko with his steps is none other than Disney favorite Kenny Ortega.
Ortega is responsible for directing the hit Disney flick High School Musical and it's sequels. He was also in charge of creating the dance routines in the iconic film Dirty Dancing.
And it turns out the two have some history.
Kenny worked with Jackson back on his Dangerous and HIStory world tours.
So, just what does Ortega think of Wacko? He says, “To be invited to partner with him again is a dream come true. He is a creative mastermind and inspires every one of us to climb to new places and conquer new challenges. He is the most significant artist and entertainer of our generation.”
Sounds like someone is getting a hefty paycheck!
The first show is scheduled to begin July 8th in London.
As for the dancers, they'll consist of 10 individuals, two women and 8 men, who'll be joining Jacko on stage.
And, according to AEG's Randy Phillps, the concert promoter, Jacko will be performing 18 to 22 songs and has a show budget of around $20 million. Adding that “The stage set, choreography, costumes, lighting, effects and overall production will be of the highest standard and are pushing state-of-the-art.”
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