No, I’m not talking about conspiracy theories that talk about our end times and the Illuminati. I’m talking about dance, and definitely no ordinary dance. WORLD ENDING DANCE… *ahem* … well, maybe not. But absolutely remarkable dance, at the very least. John wrote about Polysics, the most eccentric band in Japan somewhat recently. I think World Order gives them a run for their money.
In The Red Corner… Genki Sudo!
Genki Sudo was, at one time, a martial artist. He did mixed martial arts and kickboxing and competed in multiple tournaments and organizations. Unsurprisingly (since he’s doing dance stuff now), he was particularly known for his flashy entrances to the fighting stage. According to Wikipedia, one time he did the robot and operating levers that released a column of smoke from the top of his head while wearing a Kentucky Fried Chicken bucket as a hat and a white plastic mask, in an homage to the musician Buckethead.
Sounds awesome, right? Well, he put all that awesomeness into music videos that will seriously blow your mind.
Genki Sudo’s World Order Music & Videos
In retirement, he’s been working with six awesome dancers, pushing the boundaries of dance and entertainment. I’m normally bored to tears when I have to watch music, dancing, or a combination of the two – but Sudo’s stuff captivated me. I watched video after video after video until they were done, then immediately started writing this post. I hope you like the videos too.
The best part about these, I think, is the first of all the dancing, but secondly the people watching them dance. They just go out in public areas for the most part, do their thing, and then leave. People walk by, look at them all confused, take video/pictures, ignore them completely, and all kinds of other hilarious things if you pay close enough attention. Try to watch and you’ll see some entertaining reactions.
World Order In New York
World Order’s Mindshift
World Order Live In Tokyo & Osaka
Dell Streak Man Project
World Order’s Machine Civilization
Live at the WPC
World Order’s “Boy Meets Girl”
Dell Streak Campaign
World Order 2012
I think that’s all of them! After watching these, I for one am ready to welcome my benevolent dancing overlords. For some reason I feel inspired when I watch them – maybe it’s the simplicity of the dancing… but a simplicity that’s impossible to achieve without tons and tons of practice. It’s easy to make something complex, but very difficult to make something really, really simple. Their’s a beauty in simplicity. I think that’s Genki Sudo’s Buddhism shining through, right there.
So what do you think? Incredible? Not so much? Be sure to let me know in the comments and share other things you think might be better. If you find me something that will blow me away more than World Order, you get a gold star. Let the challenge begin! …though I’m not sure if it can be done.
In the meantime, let’s all hope that Mike Tyson decides to take advantage of his retirement from fighting too in the same way as Genki Sudo, am I right?