When you see dancers perform their routines at dancing contests and on prominent television programs in the present day, you are aware that these dancers have, without a doubt, put in a significant amount of time and effort to perfect their routines before they have the self-assurance to publicly display their skills. In spite of this, one of the most renowned and memorable dance routines ever shot on film was, to everyone’s surprise, made without any rehearsal at all.
Stormy Weather, a picture that was released in 1943 and starred Bill Robinson and Lena Home, was well-liked during its time period and continues to enjoy some level of recognition in the realm of vintage movies. There was a component of the film that was very noteworthy, and it had nothing to do with the two primary actors in the film.
In a scene, brothers Harold and Favard Nicholas can be seen dancing and kicking up their heels to the tune of Jumpin’ Jive, which was a song during that time period and was performed by Cab Calloway. Thankfully, the videographer was already in the process of recording film when these two brothers began their incredibly breathtaking acrobatic act.
Particularly noteworthy is the fact that the action that was performed in the movie was captured on the very first take, and the choreography was not practiced at all. In the moment, you witness two brothers who obviously have a deep affinity and a passion of dancing joyously showing off their abilities.
Multiple accolades have been bestowed upon them for the unrehearsed sequence that they performed in the film. As an example, the great dancer Fred Astaire said that it was the most impressive dancing he had ever seen on one of his films. Additionally, the film has been included in the National Film Registry, which is owned and operated by the Library of Congress.\
In the event that you have not yet seen these brothers in action, you should be ready to be amazed by the film that is shown here. It has been seven decades since the picture was produced, yet their abilities continue to be as impressive as they were when the brothers first performed the dance some decades ago.