Meet Jamie King, the celebrity choreographer who has interpreted Michael Jackson’s story for a Cirque Du Soleil show
Both Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil are mavericks in their field, says dancer and choreographer Jamie King, director of Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, the massive show that rolls into Dubai this Monday.
“When I looked out my hotel window and saw all these huge buildings and the manmade islands, I felt, this is Michael,” King said during an interview with tabloid! in September. “Michael Jackson believed in the illogical. What you have created here is not just remarkable but seems just as illogical. I feel Michael would have wanted to be here. He was not just a global superstar but wanted the world to become one. And I’m proud that the Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour has brought his fans, old and young, together to celebrate his legacy, his music, his showmanship and the man who was a great teacher, all over the world”.
Brought by Duvent Events, Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour begins at Dubai World Trade Centre Arena on December 30 and will run until January 14 as part of Dubai Shopping Festival. The show, with 60-plus performers, is a fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy from the late King of Pop’s work. And King, as the director, is the pivot on which it rests.