Michael Jackson visited Martha Graham studio 2

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“And then he’d have to go back to whatever he’d go back to. And it just went wrong. Who knows what happened?”

Michael Jackson lived the life he lived. He navigated a tangle of destiny and choice, as do we all. Jackson was born into a certain family, a certain fate, and he was a lynchpin in the popular music industry. At the same time he was a creative artist, in my opinion, a great one. Liza Minnelli, herself the daughter of a genius-caliber child star, is the perfect person to get this. She speaks below.

Thank you, Peter Goldman, for the share.

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2 thoughts on “Michael Jackson visited Martha Graham studio

  1. debra Nov 19,2011 12:24 pm

    I posted this, Larry, because it speaks to the divide between the popular/commercial world and the high art/”serious” world. It’s evidence that MJ stepped foot into that studio and witnessed a world of creativity beyond the relentless money machine he was part of and that eventually killed him. He did not chose to pursue that world, to his detriment in my opinion. I’m not saying that Michael Jackson should have thrown it all in and become a Graham dancer. I am saying he would be my fantasy date at the ballet.

  2. Larry Billman Nov 19,2011 9:25 am

    Liza has been-there-and-done-that and can still see the reality under all of the madness that artists like Michael Jackson lived with. And she also survived some of her indulgences. Wouldn’t you love to see Michael and Liza channeling Graham?

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