Earlier this year Jason Jackson asked me come along and to take a few photos of his Michael Jackson tribute show “Off the Wall 35th Anniversary Spectacular” at Bankstown Sports Club.
This is the 3rd show that Jason has asked me to photograph and each show has improved on the previous one. Every show has a bit of everything in it, amazing dance routines by both Jason Jackson & his Dangerous Dancers, great soundtrack, costumes, lighting, authentic props, fireworks, aerialists, contortionists and even pole dancing.
Jason has carefully selected his Dangerous Dancers for not only their dance skills and but also for their professionalism. The talent of his dancers is amazing to watch. His dancers were Jodie Kanner, Kristina Dickinson, Leizel Igadna, Chloe Galea, Terence Ignatius Castro, Bravo Rimba, Chris Cino, Cyrus Henry and Michael Borazio.
Rachel Papalia of Pole Perfect (Facebook Page Link ) performed a stunning routine that illustrated her flexibility and core strength.
Melise’ Avion who appeared on Australia’s Got Talent with the Other Superman showed amazing skills in the air and Emma McPherson impressed everyone with her agility and balance.
Having had the opportunity to work behind the scenes with Jason & his team for a number of years I have now seen how much hard work goes into each show and the degree of professionalism displayed by everyone involved. Months of training is undertaken by the dancers to learn the dance routines for each show. Hours and hours of design and sewing have gone into every costume that Jason Jackson and his Dangerous Dancers wear.
This particular show celebrated the 35th Anniversary of the release of Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall Album but was not limited to songs from that album.
The show featured choreographed dances to 23 of Michael Jackson’s songs including “Rock With You“, “Off the Wall“, “Burn this Disco Out“, “She’s Out of My Life“, “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough” from the Off The Wall album and also some of the classics such as “Bad“, “Thriller“, “The Way You Make Me Feel” and “Blame it on the Boogie“.
Prior to being involved with Jason’s performances I was not huge fan of Michael Jackson but my involvement has made me realise how talented he was as a performer. I now look forward to seeing Jason Jackson’s shows.
If you haven’t seen one of Jason Jackson’s shows yet then I highly recommend that you do as it is quite easy to believe that you are at a Michael Jackson show.
There are 3 shows coming up that you book tickets for now:
27th June 2014 at Castle Hill RSL, 28th June 2014 at Evan Theatre, Panthers and the 13th September 2014 at Bankstown Sports Showroom. Full details are available on Jason Jackson’s website (link) with a link to enable you to purchase tickets. Jason also has a page on Facebook (Link).