May 20th 2006
I have invented movement styles as well as spontaneously choreographed dances. Next Monday (5/22) Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC will have me demonstrate “Figure Jogging” as well as have me talking about a documentary film about my life,” My Life as an Underdog”.
I came up with the idea in 1979 since jogging/running was being marketed as a big fitness fad, since when I danced I took alternately landing footsteps; and since other sports like skating, gymnastics, synchronized swimming, diving, boxing and rodeos had been made into art or entertainment as well as athletics.
“Figure Jogging” involves jogging and running in time to musical numbers within a confined area, with the feet always landing alternately, and using basic steps and several different events, to make jogging an exhibition and entertainment.
Make sure you are watching this Monday!